10th December 2020, 10:59 | catalans

Matt Whitley agrees new Catalans deal

Matt Whitley agrees new Catalans deal

Catalans Dragons back-rower Matt Whitley has signed a new two-year contract with the French club.

The England Knights squad member joined Catalans from Widnes Vikings at the start of the 2019 season. Whitley crossed for eight tries in 14 appearances for the Dragons in 2020, including a memorable hat-trick against Wakefield Trinity in August. 

On re-signing, Whitley said: “I’m really happy to be re-signing with the Dragons. 

“It’s a club I feel is heading in the right direction and I’m looking forward to being a part of this good group of players and staff for another two years. 

“After reaching the Semi-Finals in 2020, I’m looking to push on this next upcoming season to win something for this great club.”

Catalans Head Coach Steve McNamara added: “Matt has progressed and matured significantly in his two seasons in France. 

“He and his family have settled into France incredibly well. His performances have been consistently good, and we look forward to him having a growing influence within the team.”