Elima commits to Dragons


29th July 2014

Catalan Dragons' France international captain Olivier Elima has signed a two-year contract extension.

The 31-year-old forward, who led his country during the 2013 World Cup, is in his second spell with the Perpignan club and is now committed to them to the end of 2016.

"I'm really happy to stay at the club for the next two seasons," said Elima, who has also played in First Utility Super League for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Castleford Tigers and Bradford Bulls.

"The club is moving forward on and off the field and I'm delighted to be a part of this exciting project.

"A lot of young players will come through in the next seasons with the launch of the Academy team and I'm looking forward to work with them and bring my experience."

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous said: "Olivier is one of the key players in the Catalan pack and I'm really happy to keep him at the club.

"His experience will be invaluable to the team, especially to all the young players who will join the club."