New Super League signing reveals lucrative business on the side

Mitchell Pearce hasn’t even taken to the field yet for the Catalans Dragons, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t already thinking about the future beyond that.

The mercurial halfback will be 34 when his two-year deal at the French side comes to an end – though he does have an option for a third year – and he has refused to rule out a return to the NRL.

Pearce told the Daily Telegraph, after being asked if he had played his last NRL game: ““I honestly don’t know.

“I’m not going to close the door there.

“I’m fully committed to Catalans and I’m going over there hoping to win their first title.

“Who knows? Players are playing longer now.”

The youngest NRL player ever 20 reach 200 appearances in the competition, a Grand Final winner in 2013 and a State of Origin hero in 2019, Pearce boasts an incredible record that will set himself apart from his rivals in the Super League.

He is to replace the equally-revered James Maloney at the Dragons with the latter taking on a new role at FC Lezignan.

Pearce has also been wise with his money whilst playing in Australia and leaves the Newcastle Knights and the country with four properties in his ownership.

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