Rugby League - Dureau back after brain op

Catalan Dragons scrum-half Scott Dureau has been given the go-ahead to return to full training and could be back playing by June.

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Rugby League - Dureau back after brain op

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Scott Dureau has scored 558 points for the Dragons

The 26-year-old Australian, who made the Super League Dream Team in each of his first two seasons with the Dragons, has not played since undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour in January.

Dureau returned to Perpignan in March and has now been told by a neurological specialist in Toulouse that he is fit enough to resume contact training and he will undergo further tests in a month's time to set a date for his comeback.

A Catalan spokesman said: "Following a complete recovery since his operation to remove a tumour in January, the doctor has decided that the Catalan scrum-half is ready to return to training without any restrictions.

"Scott Dureau will have new exams in four weeks to determine if he can receive the all-clear to resume playing."

Dureau has scored 558 points in 59 appearances since joining the Dragons from Newcastle Knights in 2011.

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