Catalan Dragons grant Louis Anderson leave for family reasons

Catalans' Louis Anderson

Catalan Dragons have allowed loose-forward Louis Anderson to return to his native New Zealand for family reasons.

The 28-year-old has been granted leave until 1 February, 13 days before Catalans begin their 2014 Super League season with a trip to Hull FC.

He and has since scored 13 tries in 31 games.

"The club wishes Louis well. He'll follow a personal training program during his stay near Auckland," said chief executive Christophe Jouffret.

Meanwhile, Dragons' head of strength and conditioning Adam Trypas has left the club with immediate effect.

Frederic Marcerou, previously his assistant, has replaced him.