Catalans Dragons have confirmed the death of France Tony Gigot.
The 28-year-old full-back or stand-off is out of contract and, after initially denying that the offer to become a player for 2020, the bargain was removed from the table after bar chairman Bernard Guasch dropped his patience.
The Perpignan club state Gigot will keep his career at a different club and that’s thought at which he had a spell early in his career to be in the NRL.
Gigot, who had a brief stint with London Broncos five decades back, scored 44 tries and 298 points in 130 Super League appearances in two spells because of the Dragons and won the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the game in their Challenge Cup win over Warrington in Wembley in 2018.
Catalans trainer Steve McNamara said:”Tony will go down in history as the very first ever French player to acquire against the Lance Todd Trophy for his performance at the Challenge Cup final.
“His performance at that game has motivated countless young French players to chase his dream and follow in his footsteps.”
Gigot is one of four players leaving the French club after Friday’s last game of the season at Huddersfield.
Former Australia international Greg Bird announced his determination has agreed that the move to Huddersfield.
Broughton gigot and Edwards will miss Friday’s final match but the 35-year-old Bird will make the look of his 18-season career.
“Greg retires from the game making Perpignan his second home from Australia,” McNamara said.
“He made a promise from 2009 to come back to the club and remained true to that promise. He’s made a contribution to rugby league on each side of the world during his career.
“I’d sincerely like to thank all four players for their contribution to the Catalans Dragons. It has been a fantastic joy to work with all of them and I want them all the best in their future professions.”
Bird remains in talks about joining the coaching team with the team.

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