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Furious Bernard Guasch blasts Tony Gigot and lays into players

In an interview with local paper L’Independant, Catalans chairman Bernard Guasch has laid into the team’s players.

Back-to-back home defeats to relegation-threatened London Broncos and Hull KR has seen the Dragons fall out of playoff contention.

Left devastated by their collapse, Guasch has questioned the players attitude and could not hide his anger towards contract rebel Tony Gigot.

“Six or seven players at the end of the contract have had problems,” said Guasch. “They do not accept being told that they will not be with us next season.

“We gave him (Gigot) all the cards this season. I am very affected by his attitude.

“Tony Gigot does not listen to the right people. At some point, you have to be serious and I am.”

Guasch, who wants to build the team around Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum, says head coach Steve McNamara’s job is not at risk.

“We will extend his contract in the coming weeks of one or two years more,” he said.

“I cannot overstate what Steve McNamara brought to the club, saving us in the Million Pound Game in 2017, winning the Cup in 2018 and this year we were third in June.

“We will learn from the good lessons to make 2020 a big year.”

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