The Catalans Dragons have signed Lewis Tierney, the Million Pound Game hero, on a two-year contract.
Tierney spent the final three months of the 2017 season on loan from the Wigan Warriors and he scored two tries in the 26 – 10 win over Leigh which secured the French club’s place in the Super League.
He has now signed a permanent move to the team and will be joining his new teammates when he returns from World Cup duty with Scotland.
Speaking after the deal was announced coach Steve McNamara said, “Lewis proved to be a tremendous signing for us on loan last season and we are now delighted to have made that a permanent deal. His commitment, desire and determination to help us maintain our Super League status was there for all to see and we look forward to seeing him progress further as a player with the Dragons over the next two years.”
Christophe Jouffret, the team’s chief executive, joined in the praise saying, “Lewis is one of the satisfactions of the tough end of season we had to face. The young full-back brought determination, freshness and enthusiasm to our squad. I would like to thank the Wigan Warriors who have agreed to grant Lewis a release to join our club.”
The team have also reached a new deal with Louis Anderson. Anderson joined the Dragons from Warrington in 2012 and he has now signed a contract that will keep him at the club for an additional season.
Speaking this week he said, “I’m very happy to stay at the Dragons for one more year. I know something exciting is about to happen. This place is special to me and I’m ready to work hard for next season.”