It was announced last week that the tallest player to ever take the field in Super League, Corentin Le Cam, was making an immediate return to the sport having previously left it to make the transition to rugby union.
Le Cam made just eleven Super League appearances for the Dragons but certainly stood out when he took the pitch given his towering stature, but the shift to union seemed logical given that players of Le Cam’s height are far more frequent.
The six foot nine inch tall Frenchman remained in France as he transitioned to the 15 man code, joining Ceret who of the French Federal 1 League, but less than a full year later he’s back playing the superior code.
At the time of the move he spoke exclusively with Serious About Rugby League and discussed if a return to league was on the cards in the future.
“I don’t know it depends on my adaptation to rugby and my performances,” he said.
“It also depends on my new objectives in life, but if it doesn’t work in union I will come back to league for sure.”
That return came last week with Catalans Dragons announcing that he had re-signed and would take up an opportunity with their reserve side St Esteve Dragons.
The 24-year-old has since spoken with French publication Treize Mondial explaining the reasoning behind his return to rugby league.
Reflecting on his season in union, he said: “The adaptation was a little difficult at the beginning even if I took my marks little by little. However, I didn’t take as much pleasure in playing and I didn’t have any interesting proposals in XV to continue on this path.”
He also had high praise for McNamara’s side at the moment, before stating he intends to return to the professional ranks which could see him star for the Dragons in Super League.
“The Dragons struggled at the start of the season but at the moment they are running at full speed, I think they will go far this season.
“My ambitions are to work to find my best level at XIII and to be able to claim to join the professional world again.”
Asked directly on the actual return to Catalans and the code switch, he said something that plenty of league fans can relate to.
“Rugby union is not comparable with rugby league, it is not the same sport.”
Many would agree with that final sentiment.