Catalans snap up Grand Finalist

Catalans have confirmed the signing of Welsh international prop Gil Dudson on a two-year deal from Salford.

The 30-year-old has spent the past two seasons with the Red Devils, where he helped them reach the Super League Grand Final.

Prior to that, he had spells with Wigan and Widnes after starting out at Crusaders, and has made almost 200 professional appearances in total.

He becomes the Dragons’ second new signing for 2021, joining Castleford back rower Mike McMeeken in making the switch to Perpignan.

“After speaking with Steve McNamara and Bernard Guasch, the vision and desire they have for the club to be successful, it was a no brainer for me,” said Dudson. “The squad that has been assembled is going to be up there challenging come the end of the season and I want to be a part of that.

“I’ve played with a few of the British lads before so I’m looking forward to linking up with them again.”

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara added: “Gil is a no-nonsense no-frills style of prop who has a big physical presence. His performances week to week are to a consistently high standard and he has matured into a genuine leader. We look forward to the influence he will bring to our team.”

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