Catalans Dragons have responded to Warrington Wolves revealed earlier today with their own good news.
Warrington had revealed that Sam Kasiano and Gil Dudson – two cornerstones of the Catalans pack – would be moving to the Halliwell Jones Stadium ahead of the 2023 Super League season.
And, now the Dragons have released the news that young French exciting Frenchman Mathieu Laguerre has penned his future to the club with a two-year extension.
Laguerre, who can play in the centre or in the back-row started playing rugby league in Marseille and joined the club Academy in 2017.
He then progressed to the club reserve team and made his Super League debut last year, being named man of the match for his first professional game.
Laguerre was then rewarded for his great first season by winning the Award of Club’s Rookie of the Year and a first selection with France against England.
He has scored 12 tries in 18 Dragons appearances.
Laguerre was understandably over the moon to sign the deal: “I am very happy to sign a new contract with the Dragons.
“I feel really good in this team and in this club and, to be honest, staying here was a natural choice. I have the trust of the coach and the club, I hope I can repay that by continuing to give my best every time I wear the Dragons’ jersey.
“I am lucky to be in a top-tier club and I know that I have to continue to work hard to improve.”
Steve McNamara, Catalans Dragons head coach was happy to get the deal over the line: “We are delighted that Matthieu has agreed a new deal with the Dragons.
“He has worked extremely hard on all aspects of his game and this has shown in his performances for us. He will be an integral part of our team in the years to come and we look forward to seeing him progress further.”