Catalan Dragons have welcomed back France international Tony Gigot, who has returned to training and penned a new two-year deal.

Gigot pens Dragons Deal

Gigot pens Dragons Deal

The full-back was hit with a two-year suspension imposed by the French Anti-Doping Agency for an 'inappropriate exchange' with a testing officer in 2016, but last week had it overturned.

Even so Gigot was forced to miss Catalans' successful battle to stay in the Betfred Super League, and France's World Cup campaign.

Catalan left room in the salary cap and a place in their squad, and the Frenchman has now penned a deal running until the end of the 2019 season.

'I'm really happy to be able to do again what I love and to be back in my club,' said Gigot, who has scored 30 tries and 177 points in 83 Super League appearances.

'I would like to thank Bernard and everybody at the club for their support. I'm now looking forward to being back at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium to start the training with my team-mates.'

Catalans coach Steve McNamara added: 'Obviously he's missed a lot of months of training but he looks in good shape and he's raring to go.

'It's a huge boost for our squad. We were hopeful this would happen and made space in the squad.

'To get a player of the quality and influence as Tony back in the next few weeks is going to be immense for us.”

tagged in