Tag Archives: Catalans Dragons

Steve Menzies

This is an interview I did with the Manly and Australian legend, Steve ‘Beaver’ Menzies, filed for Rugby League World towards the end of the 2009 season, when Menzies’ impressive performances had been one of the few positives in a … Continue reading

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Steve Deakin

I spoke to Steve Deakin, the then coach of UTC, in 2005 as he was preparing to lead his Catalans Dragons side into the 2006 engage Super League season. How are preparations going for the 2006 Super League season? It’s … Continue reading

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Stacey Jones

I spoke to Stacey in Perpignan after he had led Catalans to a Challenge Cup win over Featherstone Rovers in 2007. The piece was published in League Express. Tell us about your Rugby League background Stacey. I had a grandfather … Continue reading

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Julien Rinaldi

‘My Life in Rugby League’ for League Express with Julien Rinaldi in 2008. After Harlequins, Rinaldi also played Super League for Bradford and Wakefield. How did you get into Rugby League? I was born in Villeneuve which is a big … Continue reading

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Jason Croker

I met Jason Croker in Perpignan shortly before he made his Catalans Dragons debut in 2007. He eventually wound down a stellar 19-season career at the end of 2009. ONLY Andrew Ettingshausen’s 328-game, 18-year career Cronulla Sharks career yielded more … Continue reading

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Ian Hindmarsh

Ian Hindmarsh was one of Catalans Dragons’ first signings ahead of their Super League debut in 2006. He spoke to me for Thirteen shortly after his move was announced. In the end, he lasted just a year in France before … Continue reading

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Grant Mayer

Australian Grant Mayer was the first chief executive of Catalans Dragons and spoke to me at the Super League media launch at Old Trafford in 2006 for Thirteen. How hectic were the preparations for the new season and the countdown … Continue reading

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Dane Carlaw

The former Australia Test forward Dane Carlaw did this piece for League Express in 2008, his first year at Catalans Dragons where he stayed until the end of 2010. How did you get into Rugby League? I started at school … Continue reading

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Chris Beattie

I spoke to Chris Beattie for Thirteen in 2005 after his French club, UTC, came so close to shocking Wigan in the Challenge Cup at the JJB Stadium. UTC were preparing for their Super League bow the following year when … Continue reading

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