Revealed: The money offered by Leeds Rhinos, Hull KR and Catalans Dragons for NRL star

Dylan Napa recently completed his move to Super League side Catalans Dragons, signing a two-year deal.

The former Canterbury Bulldogs forward and Grand Final winner with the Sydney Roosters is one of three signing from Down Under which also includes Tyrone May and Mitchell Pearce.

But, Napa was also the subject of two other bids from Super League clubs, with Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR chasing the flame-haired enforcer.

All three, according to the Daily Telegraph, offered the same amount of money to bring the 29-year-old to the club, but it was the pull of working with Catalans boss Steve McNamara again that got the deal over the line.

The figure offered was a staggering $800,000 – or just under £430,000 in British pound sterling. On a two-year deal, that means that all three Super League clubs offered around £215,000 a year for Napa’s services.

Napa has 178 NRL games under his belt – 18 of which were for the Bulldogs during the 2021 season – and scored six tries.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity,” Napa said following the confirmation.

“To see the progress the club has made in the past years is an environment I want to grow in as a player but just as importantly as a person.

“I have a great relationship with Steve McNamara from my time at the Roosters and can’t wait to get over to France, put in the work and earn respect from my team-mates and coaching staff.”

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Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson
9 months ago

How can Leeds offer any money to begin with when our overseas quota is full? clearly the daily telegraph is full of useless reporters on rugby league an listen to 2 week old reports.