Catalan Dragons will bid farewell to centre or stand-off Ben Farrar at the end of the season but have ruled out signing fellow Australian Todd Carney as a replacement.

The French club have been linked in Australia with Carney, the 2010 international player of the year who was today released from the final year of his contract with Sydney Roosters by mutual consent.

“We’re not in a position to sign Todd, although he is the sort of player we should be bringing to Super League. We need world-class players in our competition.

“We’ve signed Leon (Pryce) for next year and we’ve got Thommo (Thomas Bosc) and Scott Dureau so we’re well covered in that area and we haven’t got a quota spot.”

Robinson confirmed that 24-year-old Farrar will return to Manly Sea Eagles after declining to take up the option of a second year in Perpignan.

Farrar started the Dragons’ opening 13 Engage Super League matches before damaging knee ligaments in a Carnegie Challenge Cup tie at Leigh in May.

“Ben wants to have another crack in the NRL,” said Robinson. “He’s been really good for us. Sadly the injury didn’t help but we’d welcome him back at some stage.”