Welshman Gil Dudson has become an entrenched Super League player since coming through the ranks at Crusaders RL back in 2009.
A move to the Wigan Warriors came about ahead of the 2012 season, before transfers to the Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils left Dudson aged 30 and appearing as though he would retire in the UK.
However, the Welsh prop has revealed that when the Catalans Dragons came calling, he just had to take the shot in the south of France, despite being happy at Salford.
“I didn’t want to leave Salford to be honest but as soon as Catalans came in I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for my family to go and experience a different culture and way of life,” Dudson told Serious About Rugby League.
“So as soon as they were involved it was pretty set in my mind that’s where I wanted to go, although my wife took a little convincing.”
Having said that, Dudson is out of contract at the end of the 2022 Super League season and again, despite being happy, was honest about any potential moves.
“Everyone thinks about being out of contract, ultimately though it’s part of the job and something you have to accept and deal with.
“My family and I are really enjoying being where we are and are settling into life over here.
“We’d love to stay but ultimately it‘s out of our hands to some degree so I’ll see how things play out this season.
“Ultimately as long as your doing your job on and off the field things tend to work themselves out.”