The Catalans Dragons today announced the signing of Australian & NSW Origin Enforcer Greg Bird on a massive five- year contract.
A long standing promise between Bird and Chairman Bernard Guasch see’s Bird return to finish his carrer at the Catalans Dragons as promised.
Bird said ” I had always intented to return to the Dragons and promised Bernard I would come back and win a premiership. They reached out to me and offerd me a long term deal this week which I was only to happy to agreed to. I have fond memories of my time at the Dragons, it’s a wonderful place to live and my wife and I are excited to be taking on this new chapter in our lives”
CEO Christophe Jouffret said “It’ was always going to happen, we have kept in contact with Greg and his manager Chris Orr evrey year and enquired about when Greg was going to return.”
The club acknowledges Greg was tremendous for the club last time he played in the Catalans Dragons jersey.
Christophe Jouffret said “He is the type of player our team needs to lead us on the field and with his experience and extremly competitive nature we look forward to having him again playing in the Catalan Dragons jersey.
The club has agreed to assist Greg’s aspirations to one day Coach professionnaly. He will work along side our junior coaches whilst playing and the take up an Assitant Coaches Position with Super League Team in the final two years of his contract.