Former NRL utility back joins Catalans

Krisnan Inu

Somewhat of a journeyman in the NRL with some success during that period, there is a new adventure for Krisnan Inu. He has signed with Super League side Catalans for the remainder of the season.

After a short stint with rugby union club Stade de Francais, he is back in the rugby league spectrum as Catalans look to shore up their back-line options in light of several long-term injuries.

Inu, a 2008 World Cup winner with New Zealand, scored 65 tries in 139 games and played in two grand finals.

Having made just 6 appearances for Union side Stade Francais and missing out on selection when the Paris-based club won the Top 14, he sought a move.

Catalans know the importance of signing quality players and coach Laurent Fraysssinous is pleased to have signed a utility back like Inu.

“With many of our players sidelined for a long-term period, it was important to strengthen and boost our squad,” said Frayssinous.

“It’s a crucial period for the club with some important games to come. We had a great opportunity with Krisnan and we did not want to miss it.

“He will add quality and depth to our back line and he will bring his experience to the group.”

Whilst the deal is only for the remainder of the season, the chance remains that if the deal is successful, that Catalans would look at extending the contract despite interest from rivals Hull FC.

“I’m certain that a player with his experience and skills will be appreciated by our fans at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium,” said Catalans CEO, Christophe Jouffret.

“We have signed him until the end of the season but, if this period is successful, we will consider a contract extension for the following seasons.”

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