Catalans Dragons

French rugby league football club

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Catalans Dragons: French rugby league football club
The Catalans Dragons are a professional rugby league club based in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France and represent Catalonia. They play in the Super League. They have also played home matches in Barcelona, attracting a Super League regular season record crowd of 31,555 against the Wigan Warriors at the Nou Camp in 2019. Along with the Toronto Wolfpack, they are currently the only teams in the competition from outside England. The Dragons play home games at Stade Gilbert Brutus. They were the first non British team to win the Challenge Cup since the competition started in 1896, after beating Warrington Wolves 20–14 at Wembley Stadium on 25 August 2018.


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In part one of a new BBC Sport series, England and Catalans player Sam Tomkins explains what life in lockdown is like in France.
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Catalans to play Leeds behind closed doors

Leeds Rhinos' Super League game at French side Catalans Dragons on Saturday will be played behind closed doors.
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Israel Folau: How Hull greeted Catalans' controversial signing in first English appearance

Israel Folau was booed in his first Super League game on English soil on Sunday, causing plenty of debate at Hull FC's KCOM Stadium.
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Catalans Dragons to investigate rainbow flag removals at Israel Folau debut

As Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for Catalans in Super League, two people were asked to remove rainbow flags during the game in France.
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Super League investigates claim fans told to remove rainbow flags during Folau debut

The Super League investigates after two fans say they were told to remove rainbow flags during Israel Folau's Catalans Dragons debut.
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Folau scores on debut as Catalans beat Castleford

Israel Folau scores six minutes into his Super League debut as Catalans Dragons end Castleford's 100% start to the season.
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Israel Folau: Ex-Australia rugby union star considered retirement before Catalans Dragons move

Israel Folau says he considered retiring before rugby league side Catalans Dragons handed him a career lifeline.
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Folau named in Catalans squad for first time

Israel Folau is named in Catalans Dragons' squad for the first time and could make his Super League debut against Castleford.
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Steve McNamara ‘unsure’ if Israel Folau will make Catalans debut this weekend

steve mcnamara ‘unsure’ if israel folau will make catalans debut this weekend
Israel Folau has two more training sessions with Catalans Dragons to demonstrate whether he is ready to make his Super League debut this weekend. The 30-year-old dual-code international, whose signing..
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Israel Folau: Super League 'came to wrong conclusion' in Catalans deal, says chief exec

Super League made the wrong call in allowing Catalans to sign controversial Israel Folau, says chief executive Robert Elstone.
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Israel Folau: Hull KR lead Super League revolt over new Catalans Dragons signing

Hull KR lead a revolt of Super League clubs against Catalans Dragons' signing of Israel Folau.
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Super League: Catalans Dragons 12-32 Huddersfield Giants - French side without Israel Folau

Aidan Sezer inspires Huddersfield to victory against a Catalans side who were without the controversial Israel Folau.
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Ex-Australia rugby union international Folau joins rugby league's Catalans Dragons

Sacked Australia rugby union international Israel Folau makes a cross-code switch back to rugby league with a move to Catalans Dragons.
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Jack Hughes: Warrington co-captain played on against Catalans with ruptured testicle

Warrington's Jack Hughes carried on playing after suffering a ruptured testicle in Saturday's defeat by Catalans Dragons.
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Catalans’ Kenny Edwards charged with incitement after crowd trouble

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• RFL appoints investigator after trouble on and off the pitch • Edwards to face tribunal hearing on Tuesday evening The Catalans Dragons forward Kenny Edwards has been formally charged with..
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RFL & Super League 'appalled' by Catalans-Warrington trouble

The RFL and Super League condemn clashes between Catalans and Warrington fans at the end of their match in Perpignan.
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Super League: Catalans beat Warrington to hand St Helens the Leaders' Shield

Catalans Dragons hand St Helens the Super League Leaders' Shield by beating second-placed Warrington in an ill-tempered affair.
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Super League: Leeds Rhinos 31-12 Catalans Dragons

Leeds Rhinos move off the bottom of the Super League table with a tense victory against Catalans Dragons.
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Super League: Catalans Dragons 10-50 Hull FC - Tigers consolidate third place

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Third-placed Hull FC open up a six-point gap on Catalans by running in eight tries to win in Perpignan.
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