Dragons confirm four departures

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the exits of Tony Gigot, Kenny Edwards, Greg Bird and Jodie Broughton for next season.

Broughton has already been confirmed as signing for Halifax and Bird has already announced his intention to retire.

Fullback Gigot has already announced his intention to depart, despite the French club claiming they offered him a marquee player contract.

“Tony will go down in history as the first French player to win the Lance Todd Trophy for his performance in the Challenge Cup final,” said Dragons coach Steve McNamara.

“His performance in that game has inspired many young French players to chase their dream and follow in his footsteps.

“Kenny’s impact on the team’s performance was immediate. He played a huge role in our fight to make the top eight and was also hugely influential in our Challenge Cup success,” added McNamara.

“Jodie’s time at the Dragons has unfortunately been disrupted by injuries. But his contribution and positive impact on our club should not be underestimated. He is very popular within all parts of our organisation and has been a role model for all.

“Greg retires from the sport having made Perpignan his second home away from Australia. He made a promise in 2009 to return to the club and stayed true to that promise. He has made a massive contribution to rugby league on both sides of the world.”

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