Catalans Dragons have confirmed the death of France Tony Gigot.
The or even stand-off is out of contract and, the deal was removed from the table following bar chairman Bernard Guasch dropped his patience, after initially denying that the deal to become a marquee player for 2020.
The Perpignan club say that is regarded as at the NRL, at which he had a brief spell early in his profession and Gigot will keep his career.
Gigot, that also had a brief stint with London Broncos five decades back, scored 44 tries and 298 points in 130 Super League appearances in two spells for the Dragons and won the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the game within their Challenge Cup triumph over Warrington at Wembley at 2018.
Catalans trainer Steve McNamara stated:”Tony will go down into history as the very first French player to acquire the Lance Todd Trophy because of his performance from the Challenge Cup final.
“His performance at that match has motivated countless young French players to chase their dream and follow his footsteps.”
Gigot is among four players departing the French club .
Former Australia Greg Bird declared his decision to hang up his boots at mid-season while winger Jodie Broughton has signed for Halifax and back-row ahead Kenny Edwards has agreed a move to Huddersfield.
Gigot, Broughton and Edwards will all miss Friday match but the Bird will create the look of his 18-season career.
“Greg retires from the game having made Perpignan his second home from Australia,” McNamara said.
“He made a promise from 2009 to go back to the club and also remained true to this promise. He has made a contribution to rugby league on both sides of the world.
“I would sincerely like to thank each of four players for their participation into the Catalans Dragons. It’s been a wonderful joy to use all of them and I wish them all the best in their future careers.”
Bird is in discussions with the team about joining the training team.
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