The Catalans Dragons (French: Dragons Catalans) are a French professional rugby league club based in Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales. They currently play in the Super League, the only team in the competition from outside England. The Dragons play their home games at Stade Gilbert Brutus.
The club was formed in 2000 by a merger of XIII Catalan and AS Saint Estève into Union Treiziste Catalane (UTC). They won the 2005 French Rugby League Championship and the Lord Derby Cup in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, they were granted a Super League license, taking the name Catalans Dragons. UTC continues to compete in the French Championship's Elite One Championship as a feeder club for the Dragons.
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“Hermann and Humbert are alike only in the sense that two dragons painted by the same artist at different periods of his life resemble each other. Both are neurotic scoundrels, yet there is a green lane in Paradise where Humbert is permitted to wander at dusk once a year; but Hell shall never parole Hermann.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)