Former NRL player and St Helens utility Peyroux heads to France

 

St Helens utility Dominique Peyroux

It may have been a while since he has played NRL but Dominique Peyroux’s latest chapter will take him to Toulouse Olympique XIII.

Peyroux, who most recently played for English side St Helens in the Super League, played a big part in their championship success.

2018 was his breakout year in England before taking his game to another level in 2019.

To date, in 120 appearances for St Helens, Peyroux has scored 19 tries.

Prior to his time at St Helens, Peyroux had previously played for both the New Zealand Warriors and the Gold Coast Titans.

Peyroux thanked the club for giving him a chance and would cherish the support of the fans beyond his time at the club.

“I want to thank everyone at the club especially ‘Kez’ [Keiron Cunningham] for giving me the opportunity to re-establish myself as a player in the Super League,” Peyroux said.

“Also to Justin [Holbrook] for all the work he did with me last year.

“My family and I have loved our time in England and I will always cherish the Saints fans who have been great to me.

The Cook Islands international also thanked his teammates and is hopeful to go out with another winners’ medal in 2020.

“Thanks also to my teammates,” Peyroux continued.

“I have made friends for life and I wish them and the club all the best for the future.

“At the moment, my main focus is doing my job for the team and finishing off the season as we did last year – hopefully with another Grand Final winners ring!”

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf who has worked with Peyroux closely wished the utility well moving forward and praised his contributions.

“Dom has been at the Club for five years and has been a really respected and popular member of the squad,” Woolf said.

“He had a great year in 2019 where he was a consistent starter as our starting back-rower as he helped the Club to Grand Final success.

In the end, the chance to play more often was the catalyst behind his move and the club was not about to stand in his way.

“We are well aware that this season, he hasn’t quite had the opportunities he wanted and so we are really happy for him to have that at a great club and area in Toulouse.

“We thank Dom for his service at the Saints and we wish him, Grace, and his family all the best for the future over in France in 2021.”

Dominique Peyroux during his playing days at the New Zealand Warriors

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