Eloi Pelissier: Catalans Dragons hooker to leave post-season

Eloi Pelissier
Eloi Pelissier had a trial with the Wigan Warriors academy as a teenager

Catalans Dragons have confirmed France international hooker Eloi Pelissier will leave when his current contract expires in the off-season.

Pelissier, 25, has scored 23 tries in 144 Super League appearances for his home-town team since his 2011 debut.

His exit follows that of Glenn Stewart and the as-yet unconfirmed departures of Todd Carney and Dave Taylor.

"I think it's a good opportunity for him to have a fresh start," chairman Bernard Guasch said.

"Eloi was looking for a club where he could be the first choice in his position.

"He has great qualities but I think he gets so much support here that he may need a calmer environment to succeed."

Full-back Morgan Escare is also believed to be leaving the Stade Gilbert Brutus, while Greg Mounis and Pat Richards are retiring.

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