Catalan Dragons News

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If you are a fan of the Catalan Dragons from a non-French speaking country, you will know just how frustrating an experience it can be to find the latest Catalans Dragons news, but that needn’t be the case any more as we bring you all of the latest news for the Dragons from news sources across the globe.

As with so many clubs, it is the local media in the South of France that brings fans the most news but that means the fans of the sport based in Britian, Australia, New Zealand and globally often miss out.

That has led to fans having to search numerous new outlets and leading fan sites to just keep up to date with the news coming out of Perpignan but now you can get all of the latest and breaking Les Dracs news right here on this page.

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The Dragons are one of the biggest clubs in the Northern Hemisphere and they are arguably the biggest club in continental Europe, so it will come as no surprise that there is lots of news breaking to do with the club and when it does, we will bring you it.

From on the field issues such as player injuries, suspensions, and signings to off of he field issues such as stadium upgrades and on the road game announcements plus everything in between, if and when Dragons news breaks, you can read the headlines and get more information right on this page.

Catalan Dragons Latest News Today

With so much happening in the South of France, you may have heard a rumour on social media or somebody may have mentioned something at work and you are searching to confirm whether that rumour is true or not.

When there is Catalans Dragons breaking news, it will be quickly appear on French language news media outlets and if it is major news, it will often feature on Rugby League specific websites but a lot of news can be hard to track down and it can take some time for it to feed through to English language news outlets.

As soon as a reputable new source features the breaking news of the Dragons, we will bring it to you.

Stadium

The Catalans Dragons’ home ground is the Stade Gilbert Brutus which is one of the easier to recognise stadiums whenever you see them play live.

With a mix of a large end section, a smaller bleacher section and a main stand, finished off by a fanless end home to a municipal swimming pool, the ground is always one of the more colourful and atmospheric in the Super League.

Location

As you would expect from their name, the Dragons are located in the Catalonia region, with their home base been the French city of Perpignan.

The South of France is the heartlands of the sport in France and whilst most of their fans come from Perpignan and the surrounding area, they do attract support from across the South of France and even across the border in Spain.

About

The Dragons developed out of a merger between XIII Catalan and AS Saint-Esteve who went on to form the new Union Treziste Catalane (UTC) who would quickly become the dominant club in the French top flight known as Elite 1.

That gave them the grounding to apply for a Super League licence for which there were awarded in 2006 and from then they have developed into one of the top clubs in European leading competition.

The Dragons do still run a club in the French pyramid known as Saint-Esteve XIII Catalan who act as a feeder club for the Dragons first team and allow them to bed in local youngsters.

History

As mentioned, the Dragons were established in the year 2000, with the expectation of becoming the first French Super League club since Paris St Germain entered the inaugural season but were the capital side soon faltered and disappeared, the Dragons have not just established themselves as a top flight club but they are one of the biggest clubs in the sport that are capable of attracting top class internationals from across the globe.

Whilst the history of the new club only goes back as far as the year 2000, they have managed to pack a lot into that time including 2005 French Championship, both the 2004 and 2005 Lord Derby Cup, which were all achieve before joining the British pyramid.

Since heading across the channel, the success has continued with a League Leaders Shield win in 2021, a Challenge Cup victory in 2018 and a Super league Grand Final appearance in 2021.

The history of the sport in Catalonia and especially in Perpignan does go back much further including those clubs that joined together to form the Dragons.

XIII Catalan were one of the founding members of the French Championship way back in 1935 and through the years they remained as a separate club they won all that there was to win in France.

The club that they merged with, AS Saint-Esteve, were founded in 1965 and they too won multiple league titles and French cups.

In 2002, another local club called Saint-Cyprien merged with the combined side of UTC as there push for a Super league licence gained ground.

In 2007, the club with the nickname of Les Dracs made history when they became the first French side and the first non-British side to reach the final of the Challenge Cup.

Although they would go onto the lose that match to Saints, they would also create history by featuring at the first ever Challenge Cup final to be held at the ‘new’ Wembley and they would also help set a record attendance.

Further history was made in 2009, when they took a match on the road to Barcelona in Spain and although it was Warrington who ran out the winners at the historic Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys, it was a big win off of the field for the Dragons who gained many fans in the ‘capital’ of Catalonia.

That would go a long way to held them put on their next match in Barcelona when they faced the Wigan Warriors at the world famous Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona) when the Dragons broke the regular season attendance record for a match in the Super League when around 32,000 watch the Dragons pick up a win.

Catalans Dragons News Headlines

If you have found this page because you were searching for the latest Catalan Dragons new headlines, you have found the right webpage for you.

We bring you new headlines from news sources across the globe.

Catalan Dragons News Update

The news from France can break at any time and as soon as there is a news update relating to the Dragons, you will be able to read it here and easily continue on to the full story for all of the news.

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