SUPER LEAGUE | 2020 Super League recruitment: Six transfers with a point to prove

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Josh Drinkwater to Catalan Dragons

Drinkwater is a halfback that divides opinion and understandably so. He is a dominant 7 that takes charge of the kicking game and gives a team direction and structure. His close-range kicking game is very good on his day. On the other hand, he is not the type of player to take a game by the scruff of the neck and can be predictable with ball in hand.

After a successful spell at Catalan during the second half of 2018, being very instrumental in the change of fortunes in the South of France as the Dragons went from relegation candidates when he arrived to Challenge Cup winners, Rovers supporters had high hopes when he signed for their club. Despite having the odd good game, Drinkwater struggled playing behind an inferior pack to the one at Catalan the year before and never lived up to the hype at Craven Park.

It was confirmed recently the Australian will be making a return to the South of France where he played by far the best rugby of his career. Similarly to Drinkwater, Catalan endured a disappointing 2019 and the pressure is on him to guide the Dragons around the park in what will hopefully for Catalan be a season of more stability, having been on the receiving end of a few thrashings in 2019.

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