Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch lays into Tony Gigot and other players

Catalans Dragons chairman Bernard Guasch has blamed the group’s meltdown to the players and he had been”influenced” by the attitude of Tony Gigot.
In an interview with Perpignan paper L’Independant, Guasch stated he has been devastated by the group’s recent form, which comprised back-to-back home beats by relegation-threatened duo London Broncos and Hull KR.
The Dragons were sitting following the Magic Weekend in May and started the season with high hopes of building on their 2018 Challenge Cup success, however they will end after winning just three of their past 11 matches.
Guasch reported the results revealed the team’s reliance on Wigan duo Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum, that were suspended out of a clash with Warrington, and accused others of being a disruptive impact.
He also pointed the finger at”seven or six players at the close of the contract” and”seven or six issues with players who don’t accept being told they will not be with us next season”.
One of the departures is France that is out-of-contract global Tony Gigot, who refused the offer after Guasch lost his patience with this 34, of a deal, which is off the table.
“We gave him all of the cards this season. I’m really affected by his mindset,” Guasch explained. “Tony Gigot doesn’t listen to the perfect folks. Sooner or later, you need to be serious and I am.”
Conversely, Guasch expressed his optimism at Steve McNamara, who joined the team on a three-and-a-half-year bargain .
Asked if the trainer’s position was in danger, Guasch said:”No. We’ll extend his contract in the forthcoming weeks of a couple of decades more.
“I can’t overstate what Steve McNamara attracted to the team, rescuing us (from relegation) in the Million Pound Game in 2017, winning the Cup in 2018 and this season we were third in June.
“I’m not one of those individuals who say,’When we play with a good match, the players are very good and when we lose and we’re awful, the coach is poor’.
“We’ll learn from the good lessons to create 2020 a significant year.”

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