25 Nov 2021

Catalans Dragons sign Dylan Napa

Catalans Dragons sign Dylan Napa

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the signing of Dylan Napa on a two-year deal, with the option of a third.

Napa – who turned 29 earlier this month – made his NRL debut with Sydney Roosters back in 2013, going on to make 124 appearances for the club and scoring twice.

He won the NRL Premiership in 2013 and 2018, the Minor Premiership in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018 as well as the World Club Challenge in 2014. 

Napa moved to Canterbury in 2019 and has also represented Queensland on seven occasions and the Cook Islands in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. 

On the move, Napa said: “I’m very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Catalans organisation.

“To see the progress the club has made in the past years is an environment I want to grow as a player just as importantly as a person. 

“I have a great relationship with Steve McNamara from my time at the Roosters and can’t wait to get over to France, put in the work and earn respect from my teammates and coaching staff.” 

Dragons Head Coach, Steve McNamara added: “Having worked closely with Dylan at the Roosters, I know first-hand the impact he can have in this competition.

“I spoke many times with him throughout the negotiations and his will, desire and enthusiasm to get back to his best for was overwhelming. 

“He is at a great age for a front-rower, a Grand Final winner who will be a great addition to our club.”