Good news for Dureau
Catalan Dragons scrum-half Scott Dureau will make his comeback from a major health scare at the Magic Weekend in Manchester, the French club have announced.
The 26-year-old Australian has not played since last September after discovering a tumour behind his eye during a routine test.
Dureau, who had surgery in Australia in January, was given the go-ahead to resume full training a month ago after tests showed the operation had been successful.
He cleared his final hurdle after attending the neurological surgery department of the Toulouse Rangueil Hospital today and Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous says he will go straight back into the team to play London Broncos in the opening game of the two-day Super League extravaganza at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.
"This is great news for Scott," said Frayssinous. "He went through some very difficult times and he worked hard to come back as soon as possible. He deserves this quick return."
Dureau, who was named in the Super League Dream Team in each of his first two seasons with the Dragons, said: "I'm very happy.
"It's obviously really good news. I was waiting for that decision for a long time.
"The last five months since the surgery have been very long. I can't wait to be back on the field with my team-mates."