Manly forward off to France after signing at Catalans

Justin Horo

A move is on the cards for Manly Sea Eagles forward Justin Horo, with the back-rower signing with French Super League side, the Catalan Dragons.

The two-year deal will see Horo join at the completion of the current NRL season and strengthens Catalans’ back-row after the departures of Elliot Whitehead and Zeb Taia.

With a veteran like Nate Myles coming in to ruffle feathers and take a spot, it was the words and discussions with Catalans head coach Laurent Frayssinous that got the deal over the line.

“I am pleased to have my future settled and look forward to joining the Catalans Dragons,” said Horo.

“I would like to thank those clubs who showed interest in me but after speaking to Laurent (Frayssinous) the coach and ex-team-mates currently at the Dragons I felt extremely comfortable in joining the club.”

The Auckland-born back-rower started his career with the Parramatta Eels in 2010 before joining the Sea Eagles in 2013, playing a total of 115 games to date.

With the need for a back-rower, Frayssinous believes that Horo can be a valuable asset for the club.

“The signing of Justin once again shows the ambitions of our club,” said Frayssinous.

“He will bring his offensive and defensive qualities to the team and his profile corresponds to our philosophy. He is an aggressive player in defence and his power and his skills allow him to break the line and also to play in spaces.”

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