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Perpignan: These Englishmen come to support the Catalan Dragons in a motorhome

Perpignan: These Englishmen come to support the Catalan Dragons in a motorhome

Two English families, the Hallidays and Steeles, have traveled all the way from England and France to support the Dragons against Wigan at Gilbert-Brutus this Saturday 26th August.

All blood and gold supporters have checked their calendars for the Catalans Dragons v Wigan Warriors clash, which arrives at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium this Saturday 26th August (7am kick-off). Among them, the Hollidays and the Steeles, two English families, think only of the Super League in Catalonia.

Richard, Victoria and their three children, Chloe, Dublin, and Elijah Halliday, from Yorkshire, traveled across a good part of England and then across France in a motorhome to be in the stands at the Brutus Stadium this Saturday. A journey lasting more than 20 hours. “It was long but very good. And then it’s worth seeing the dragons“This Friday morning the father of the family, dressed in blood and gold, laughs.

It’s Victoria, wearing “Jersey“Goudmund” came in droves, and he passed on his passion for Catalan players to his family: “It was the year 2016. I absolutely beamed in Drax’s black and gold jersey. One day, I was discussing rugby with friends when they asked me to pick a team. I immediately thought of the Catalans and after that I watched all their matches.“”I’ve been a fan of St Helens for a long time, but now I have to admit I’m a dragon!“, interrupts Richard.”My favorite player is Adam Keiron“, begins Elijah, the youngest of the family.

It was revealing

On Steele’s side, Daniel and his 9-year-old son Oliver, nicknamed “Steeli,” arrived in Perpignan on Thursday. For the fifth time they set foot on Catalan soil for the drag race. “Oliver Been a Dragons fan for two yearsDaniel explains. In October 2021, his mother took him to watch the Super League final between Saint-Helens and Catalans. And there was the revelation.“The young player from Pilkington (a club in St-Helens) met captain Benjamin Garcia and all the players”They were beautiful with him“.”He never missed a Drax match in EnglandComments are his father. The day after the final, Steely wanted to learn French.”

Daniel is a keen supporter of Hull FC. The 40-year-old started playing rugby at the age of 10 and grew up in Hull.”Rugby League in town“.”Thanks to my son, I love Catalans Dragons, but only as long as they don’t face Hull FC!“, laughs Daniel. And when asked their prediction for Saturday’s match, everyone has the same answer: “Let’s win“Looking more towards a 24-22 score for the Hollidays drags, the Steeles are more confident.”I smell a 38-16!“, introduces Steely.

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Even fan on the networks

Little Steely has also created a Twitter account @steely0504 There he passionately shares his adventures as a young rugby player and publications testifying to his love for the Catalan Dragons.

On our way to sunny Perpignan? Another rugby packed weekend ❤️??♿️? @DragonsOfficiel

— Steeley0504 (@Steeley0504) August 24, 2023

Steely is an avid Benjamin Garcia fan. Coincidentally, he shares the same birthday with his idol, April 5.

What a game it made @12GarciaBen Last night! Another big hit @DragonsOfficiel ❤️?? pic.twitter.com/LfZnZpm21T

— Steeley0504 (@Steeley0504) August 5, 2023