#InsideInfo: Get the lowdown on Catalan Dragons from Mathias Pala


With just one win from their last four games Catalan Dragons find themselves with just a one point advantage in the race to make the top eight.

Things could get worse before they get better too, with second-placed St Helens the visitors to Stade Gilbert Brutus this weekend.

If the French side are to compete in the top tier of the Super 8s this year then Mathias Pala believes Morgan Escare’s pace could be the key.

Pala doesn’t have as much faith in his countryman’s academic ability though, as we found out in an exclusive chat earlier this season.

Read on to see who the 25-year-old rates and berates among his Dragons team-mates.

Who is the best Trainer?

Todd Carney. He is very professional. Everything he does is perfect.

Who is the team joker?

Eloi Pelissier the hooker, he is just crazy, naked all the time laughing and joking.

Who is the worst dressed player?

Ian Henderson. He wears baggy pants and really long shirts that are not his size.

Who has the worst taste in music?

Probably Jeff Lima. He listens to Kiwi music all the time.

Who is the fastest player?

Easy … Morgan Escare.



Who is the slowest Player

Probably Jeff Lima again

Who is the most intelligent player?

That’s me.

Who is the least Intelligent player?

Morgan Escare again.

Who has the weirdest superstition?

I try not to have superstitions but some people like to pray or strap up the same way every time and things like that.

Who hits the hardest in training?

Louis Anderson without a doubt.



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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.