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1st February 2021, 11:12 | france

Tony Gigot returns to Avignon

Tony Gigot returns to Avignon

Tony Gigot has returned to France to play in the French Elite One Championship with Avignon.

Gigot – who was born in Avignon – has spent time with the club previously in 2012-13 and 2014-15.

The versatile back has also enjoyed two separate spells with Catalans Dragons lifting the Challenge Cup in his second stint and becoming the first Frenchman to win the Lance Todd Trophy.

Gigot joined Toronto Wolfpack in 2020 before moving to Wakefield Trinity midway through the season and going on to make seven appearances, scoring once.

On the move, Gigot said: “I am happy to return to the club where I started; like many, the 2020 season has been complicated.

“Today I need to find pleasure in playing, and to get back on my feet, hoping to reach the highest level as soon as possible.”

Avignon Head Coach, Richard Guidue, added: “I am happy that he is coming back to the club and bringing his very high-level experience to the squad.

“He is a player who has enormous talent. We will do everything to ensure that he has fun with us again and that he finds the desire to perform. 

“He started training with us and we can see that this pushes the group forwards.”