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Super League giants reportedly have big signings “lined up”

One of the best and most dominant clubs in Super League is at the heart of a transfer merry go round at the moment.

That is last year’s Super League Grand Finalists Catalans Dragons who have been one of the most consistent heavy hitters since the turn of the decade.

However, they are undergoing something of a transitional period with reports claiming they could lose Tom Johnstone, Tom Davies and others whilst bringing in Oli Partington and Tommy Makinson.

In fact, according to Sky Sports’ Stuart Pyke the club could lose as many as six players at the end of this season.

But he also reported that the club have some signings “lined up.”

Super League boss praises new signing

Steve McNamara made plea after defeat to Leeds Rhinos

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The Dragons defeated Super League rivals Warrington Wolves over Easter to move to the top of the Super League table alongside St Helens.

Speaking after the game on Sky Sports, Head Coach Steve McNamara said: “Really, really happy. We were only six days ago at Halifax to get back to France, get back across here, a little bit of disruption, the day of the game, with Theo Fages pulling out, so I thought we were really dominant. The starts of both halves, lost momentum in the game, maybe cost us, but finished really, really well.”

Asked if defence was the key, he added:

“Yeah, it was. It wasn’t easy at the end. I was disappointed with the tries we did concede, it was going to be really soft tries in there from us. But apart from that, those last few minutes we looked out on our feet. We looked dead in some regards, but we were on the scoreboard and we managed to keep them out. To keep them out, great work from our team.”

Lastly he praised new signing Jordan Abdull: “Like I said with Theo pulling out and Cesar playing full-back, Cesar’s not a full-back but he’s coming in a tremendous job obviously. They did really well but Jordan Abdull was really impressive. He had his hands on the ball more times than I’ve probably seen for a long long time.

“I keep challenging him, keep challenging him, pushing himself to be the best he can be. He’s in a happy place, he’s in a good spot mentally at the minute and physically he’s improving all the time so yeah he’s come up to a really really good place for us today.”

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