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Rugby League

Walters to leave luckless Dragons

The Catalan Dragons have become the fourth Super League club seeking a new coach for next season following Kevin Walters' decision not to take up the option of a third year with the club. The former Australian stand-off announced his departure after a meeting with the Catalans' chairman, Bernard Guasch.

"The Dragons are a great club with good people involved and I look forward to finishing off the season with some good results," said Walters, who coached the Catalans to within one match of an Old Trafford Grand Final last year. But this season has been little short of a disaster, with an injury-hit squad winning just two Super League matches and standing four points adrift at the foot of the table.

"I understand Kevin's decision, but I'm disappointed for him," said Guasch, who has been outspokenly critical of some of the team's displays this season. "He's a great man and was very unlucky this season."

Walters' successful predecessor, Mick Potter, is still without a job after announcing that he is leaving St Helens, stoking theories that he could be attracted back to Perpignan.