Tyrone May extends Catalans Dragons stay with new deal

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Super League Tyrone May Credit: PA Images
Super League Tyrone May Credit: PA Images

Samoa international Tyrone May has signed a new one-year deal with Catalans Dragons, keeping him at the Super League club until the end of 2023.

The 25-year-old moved to the Dragons ahead of this season after helping Penrith Panthers win the NRL Premiership last term.

Only May and captain Ben Garcia have featured in every single game for the Dragons this season. He has scored three tries and provided nine assists in 17 games.

May said: “It was an easy decision to stay here in this team. It’s a great environment with great people and loyal fans.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for making me feel welcome as soon as I arrived. I would like to thank in particular Bernard Guasch, Alex Chan and Steve McNamara for giving me opportunity to be here in the first place and offer me the chance to stay here again.

“Hopefully I can repay the favour by my performance on the field and how I carry myself off the field.”

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Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “Tyrone has been excellent for us after his initial arrival on a one-year deal and we are delighted he has agreed extend his stay.

“His versatility is a huge asset for us and he is adding real quality wherever he plays.”

May scored 10 tries in 56 appearances for the Panthers between 2017-21. He played in their 14-12 win over South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL Grand Final last season.

May was born and raised in Australia but is of Samoan descent. He made his international debut in 2018, playing at half-back in Samoa’s 38-22 defeat to Pacific island neighbours Tonga in the mid-season test.

Catalans are currently second in the Super League table, just four points behind champions St Helens.

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