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Major Super League signing pictured training for the first time after injury

For the first time, Tom Johnstone has been pictured training for the Catalans Dragons after making a move from Wakefield Trinity ahead of the new season.

After years battling injury, he has gotten over his latest injury and is preparing for the new season.

He will have to impress in training as he faces a battle with Fouad Yaha – Catalans’ all time leading try scorer – and ex-Wigan Warriors man Tom Davis for a spot on the wing.

In summer, Catalans Dragons announced the signing of Johnstone for the 2023 season.

The Wakefield Trinity winger signed a two-year deal.

Johnstone said on the move at the time it was announced: “Firstly I would to thank Steve McNamara for the opportunity to come here. Once I’d spoken to him and heard what the club are aspiring to achieve, I knew it was perfect fit for me.”

“My main goal is to win a Grand Final and it would be incredible to do that and create history here.”

“I am really excited and grateful for the opportunity to play for such a great club.”

“It’s easy to see the passion the fans have and I can’t wait to play for them next year.”

Johnstone made his debut in 2015 for Wakefield.

Regarded as one of the fastest players and best finishers in the Super League, he scored 87 tries in 112 appearances for Wakefield.

Named Super League rookie of the year in 2016, he was a member of the 2018 Super League Dream Team.

He received his first International call up against France in 2018, scoring a hat-trick of tries on his England debut.

Catalans Dragons head coach Steve McNamara said: “We are very happy to add Tom to our squad for next season. He has blistering speed, power and try scoring ability whilst having a desire to continue to develop all parts of his game. He will bring depth and competition to our wing spots in 2023.”

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