Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Rugby

Inu joins Dragons

Published 16/06/2015

Krisnan Inu has joined Catalans Dragons
Krisnan Inu has joined Catalans Dragons

Catalans Dragons have signed former Kiwi Test centre Krisnan Inu from rugby union club Stade Francais on a short-term contract to the end of the season.

Inu, who was a member of New Zealand's 2008 World-Cup winning team, scored 65 tries in 139 NRL appearances for Parramatta, New Zealand Warriors and Canterbury Bulldogs before switching codes at the start of the year.

He has made just six appearances for Stade Francais and missed out on selection when the Paris-based club won the Top 14 Final last weekend.

The Dragons threequarter line is bare following injuries to Willie Tonga, Michael Oldfield and Vincent Duport while Mathias Pala last week joined Championship club Leigh.

Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous said: "With many of our players sidelined for a long-term period, it was important to strengthen and boost our squad.

"It's a crucial period for the club with some important games to come. We had a great opportunity with Krisnan and we did not want to miss it.

"He will add quality and depth to our back line and he will bring his experience to the group."

Inu had been linked with a move to Hull for next season but the Dragons say they will consider extending his stay with them if the move proves successful.

Catalans chief executive Christophe Jouffret said: "I'm certain that a player with his experience and skills will be appreciated by our fans at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium.

" We have signed him until the end of the season but, if this period is successful, we will consider a contract extension for the following seasons."

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph