22 Nov 2021

Moa appointed Dragons assistant coach

Catalans Dragons have appointed former Dragons’ player Sam Moa as assistant to head coach, Steve McNamara.

The former New Zealand and Tonga international returns to the Dragons one year after leaving the club and retiring from playing professional rugby.

Moa first arrived at Catalans in 2017 where he spent four seasons at the Dragons, winning the Challenge Cup at Wembley in 2018.

The prop, who also played for Hull FC and the Sydney Roosters where he won the NRL title, made 90 appearances for Catalans, scoring 8 tries.

Moa explained: "I have spent the past year with Lézignan and I have a greater appreciation for what rugby league means to the people of this region of France. I am very grateful for my time as a player & assistant coach with Lézignan where I have gained some valuable experience.

I look forward to working alongside Steve McNamara, Thomas Bosc and the staff at the Dragons as a collective in order to help the team and the club take the necessary steps to fulfilling its huge potential."

Steve McNamara, Catalans Dragons head coach added: "We are delighted that Sam has rejoined the Dragons as an assistant coach. He has great knowledge in the specific areas I want him to work with a great personality and energy to match. He will be an outstanding addition to our staff."

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