Sharks centre off to Catalans

Ben Pomeroy

He has been at the Sharks for a good number of years now and always has fans on his back for the way he plays and the things he does, but now is the time for a new chapter to begin in the rugby league career of Ben Pomeroy, who has signed a two year deal with French-based Super League side, the Catalan Dragons.

Pomeroy, who turns 30 next week is a veteran of rugby league, having enjoyed stints with the Penrith Panthers and with the Cronulla Sharks, with his debut coming back in 2004.

Although heavily criticised, Pomeroy has played in the City-Country game, as Catalans head coach Laurent Frayssinous looks forward to having the veteran on board at the club.

“Ben Pomeroy has to his credit more than 160 NRL games and will therefore be able to bring us all his experience on the ground,” said Frayssinous.

“He is a quality player and performed well for the Sharks over the years. He is a very powerful player running with the ball. This will confirm our mindset against future adversaries.”

The coach is not the only excited person, the Director of the club, Christophe Jouffret also excited to see Pomeroy koin the club.

“This impressive rookie with impressive support and good acceleration recently attended the play offs with the Cronulla Sharks, regularly overpowering his opponents,” said Jouffret.

“He will appeal to audiences of Brutus and the centre will be an added advantage for 2014, in what we hope is a great season.”

Also commenting on the signing is Bernard Guasch, the President of the club – he too is pleased to have a player like Pomeroy join the club.

“In the current period of recruitment from the NRL, we are more delicate and it is a very good thing to enlist a player of that experience with nearly 170 NRL games with nearly 20 per season at this prestigious club, Cronulla. ”

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