Catalans Dragons have agreed to re-sign Ben Garcia on a two-and-a-half year deal from Penrith Panthers.
Garcia, 23, made 46 Super League appearances and scored 10 tries with the Dragons having previously played for Brisbane, before returning to Australia this season on a two-year deal with Penrith
“It was a tough decision to leave the Panthers,” said the Frenchman. “I have always dreamed to play in the NRL, I had a great year but I couldn’t refuse the contract offered by the Dragons.
“It’s the club I love, it’s the club where I started my professional career and I’m really happy to be back here. I would like to thank the Penrith Panthers who have understood and respected my decision and I’m looking forward now to joining my team mates and playing again in front of the Gilbert Brutus crowd.”