Catalans add Dudson

Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of prop forward Gil Dudson from Salford Red Devils on a two-year deal.

He began his career at the Celtic Crusaders, where he progressed through the youth ranks and made his Super League debut in 2009.

He signed for Wigan in 2012 where he won his first trophies, winning the Challenge Cup and the Super League in 2013.

Dudson moved to Widnes in 2015 before joining Salford in 2019. He made 195 appearances and scored seven tries in his career.

The Welsh international has also represented his country on 18 occasions, scoring two tries.

Reacting to the news, Dudson said: “After speaking with Steve McNamara and Bernard Guasch, the vision and desire they have for the club to be successful, it was a no brainer for me.

“The squad that has been assembled is going to be up there challenging come the end of the season and I want to be a part of that.

“I’ve played with a few of the British lads before so I’m looking forward to linking up with them again.”

Head Coach Steve McNamara added: “Gil is a no-nonsense no-frills style of prop who has a big physical presence.

“His performances week to week are to a consistently high standard and he has matured into a genuine leader. We look forward to the influence he will bring to our team.” 

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