Super League – Dylan Napa proposes to Catalan Dragons

Dylan Napa, the soon-to-be 29-year-old Australian pillar who was not retained by his Canterbury club, was introduced to the Catalan Dragons club last Friday.

In its Sunday 7 November edition, Australian daily “The Daily Telegraph” announced, penned by Phil Rothfield, that “Former Maroons State of Origin forward Dylan may join the Catalan in the Napa Super League with former Sydney Roosters teammate Michelle Pearce. Three clubs: Catalans, Leeds and Hull Kingston Rovers have given Napa the opportunity to earn money in the UK . Around €512,000 in two years”.

An announcement that is not surprising, after spending six years at the helm of the bill with the Sydney Roosters, for the column that remained on three disappointing seasons at Canterbury. where he played alongside James Maloney and Michelle Pierce, while Steve McNamara took over as assistant coach (2014–2016).

without a club for a few days

The Brisbane native learned in August that Canterbury did not want to keep him. Through his agent, he quickly positioned himself to join the Broncos in 2022. except that the latter recruited Ryan James (Raiders) in his place, leaving Napa without a club.

So his agent, Oliver Lamborg, activated his network by offering his column to three Super League clubs: The Dragons, Hull KR and Leeds.

The Catalan Dragons Club assured yesterday afternoon that they have not yet made an offer to a NAPA agent regarding the player.

Hull KR already has seven out-of-quota players, of which the maximum allowed are: Lachlan Coot, Sean Kenny-Doval, Ken Lynette, Matt Parcel, Brad Takarangi, Albert Waithe and Corbin Sims.

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Note that Dylan Napa with its 1.99 m and 115 kg is one of the largest pillars. A CV was carried on his shoulders.

Looking for an additional pillar for 2022, the Catalan Dragons have no shortage of candidates at a time when NRL clubs – oblivious to a salary cap – are set to release one or more players.

Finally, opener Mitchell Pearce, who has requested his release from contract with Newcastle Knights, joins the Super League and Catalan Dragons, with a three-year contract (two plus one), still in the form of a release letter. is waiting. Be able to sign with the Perpignan club. The NRL franchise is waiting to formalize the name of Pierce’s successor before it can be released later than the year of Pierce’s contract. Time is anyway on the side of the Catalan Dragons, who have upgraded their pawns and who will not find their foreign players back in Perpignan until after the end of the year.

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