Catalans Dragons: Ugo Perez and Thibaut Margalet sign pro deals

Ugo Perez and Thibault Margalet
Ugo Perez (second left) made his France A debut against Serbia

Catalans Dragons have awarded full-time contracts to St Esteve back-rower Ugo Perez and lock Thibaut Margalet.

Perez, 20, played for France A against Serbia last month and has signed a three-and-a-half year deal.

Margalet, 22, has been hampered by a series of injuries in the past two seasons, but has agreed a one-and-a-half-year contract.

"It's important for us as a club to produce homegrown players," said Dragons CEO Christophe Jouffret.

"Both have a bright future ahead of them and I look forward to seeing them continue to develop."

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