Catalans Dragons have cemented themselves as a top team and are leading the way for French rugby league despite claims they aren’t doing enough.
As the Dragons showed their title credentials by defeating the Champions last week, coach Steve McNamara said they had put French rugby league back on the map.
Sky Sports’ Jon Wilkin has now suggested that this was McNamara hitting out at some people’s indifference towards the club.
He said on Sky Sports’ Rugby League verdict:
“I think Steve McNamara is referring to this indifference to having Catalans in the league. For me, Catalans are one of the most visible and beautiful assets the game has.
“Get yourself down to the South of France and watch a game in Perpignan because it is an unbelievable place in the world. You have the beach, the mountains aren’t too far away, Barcelona is a three hour drive away.
“The food and drink is great and the people are beautiful, very hospitable.
“This might sound like a tourist advert but it is an advert for what they bring to the competition.
“Steve McNamara is asking for the sport to sit up and take note. Recently there was a vote and they didn’t get a vote because of archaic political nonsense. I think we are sometimes dismisses of growing the game and getting the game out of the M62, we are scared if things. We don’t need to be scared of Catalans Dragons, it is not confusing, it is excellent.”