Big signing for the Dragons

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A big part of Papua New Guinea’s impressive RLWC campaign will be playing in Super League in 2018 after it was confirmed that Brisbane Bronco’s David Mead has penned a three year deal with Catalans Dragons.

The captain of his national team is capable of playing anywhere across the back line and Catalans’ coach Steve McNamara is confident that will stand him in good stead while playing for the Perpignan based side, saying “captaining his country also created the perfect opportunity for him to show his leadership qualities and we look forward to seeing this part of his game grow further.” It is fair to say that Mead will be an exciting player to watch in the competition next year as McNamara aims to vastly improve on last season’s disappointing performance as his searing pace and passing saw him look a real threat for the Kumuls this winter.

At the age of 29, Mead will be delighted to have signed his three year deal and McNamara feels that this is a great signing for the competition, let alone the Dragons, saying “signing an overseas player of this pedigree is becoming more difficult and this is a real coup not only for ourselves but the Super League competition as a whole.”

Everything infrastructure-wise is there for Catalans to be a very real threat in Super League and they have the potential to feature regularly in the end of season play offs and, under McNamara, the Dragons’ fans will be hoping that they really do start to become a force after an appalling 2017 – and Mead could well be another big piece of the jigsaw.

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