Josh Drinkwater: Catalans re-sign former London Broncos, Leigh & Hull KR half-back

Josh Drinkwater
Josh Drinkwater was an ever-present for Hull KR in Super League last season

Catalans Dragons have re-signed Australian half-back Josh Drinkwater on a two-year deal, following his end-of-season departure from Hull KR.

After joining Rovers on a one-year deal, the ex-London Broncos and Leigh man was an ever-present last season.

"We're happy to welcome Josh back," said coach Steve McNamara. "Our club suits Josh and Josh suits our club."

"I am very happy to be returning," said Drinkwater, 27, part of the side that won the Challenge Cup in 2018.

"Winning the Challenge Cup was a moment I won't forget. Hopefully we can have more moments like that."

Sydney-born Drinkwater made his NRL debut in 2013, playing four games for St George Illawarra Dragons before his first move to Super League with London Broncos, with whom he suffered his first relegation.

After a move back to the NRL with Wests Tigers, he returned to England to join Championship side Leigh in 2016, helping them win promotion, but he left following relegation in the Million Pound Game defeat by Catalans a year later.

Having again headed back to Australia to join Western Suburbs Magpies, he then returned to Super League for a third time when he first signed for Catalans Dragons in April 2018.

He proved a key player in their upturn in form, culminating in their over Warrington at Wembley, where he kicked four goals. but he left Perpignan at the end of the 2018 season to go back to England with Rovers.

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