Former rugby union player gets Super League coaching gig

Catalans Dragons have appointed former rugby union player Matt Parr as Head of Performance

A former rugby union player, Parr played professional rugby for Sale Sharks, Saracens and London Irish before finishing his playing career at Leicester Tigers.

He began in the role of Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach at Leicester in June 2016 before being promoted to Strength & Conditioning Lead ahead of the 2020/21 season.

He will join the Steve McNamara staff in January and will be assisted by two Strength & Conditioning coaches, Mathias Pala and Jonathan Jones.

Matt Parr said: “I am very excited to join the Catalans Dragons, this is a great opportunity to join a great club and build on the successes of last season. I look forward to working with a excellent coaching staff whilst immersing myself in the culture of the club and region. I’m excited to see how far we can go as a club. “

Catalans Dragons headcoach Steve McNamara commented:  “I am delighted to secure the services of Matt after a thorough and robust process. I know he is extremely valued by everyone at Leicester Tigers and comes with outstanding recommendations He will be a great addition to our club whilst complementing our existing staff.”

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