Laurent Frayssinous

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Laurent Frayssinous (born 7 May 1977) is a French professional rugby league coach and former player who is current head coach of Super League club Catalans Dragons.[1]

Playing career[edit]

He represented France in the halves in the 2000 World Cup.[citation needed] Whilst playing for Villeneuve Leopards Frayssinous was selected to play at stand-off half for France on the 2001 France tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He also played in a match against the touring Australian Kangaroos at the end of the 2005 season, scoring a try and kicking two goals.[2] Frayssinous played for Catalans Dragons when they reached the quarter finals of the 2006 Challenge Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

At the end of the 2012 season Laurent Frayssinous was appointed head coach of Catalan Dragons on a two-year contract, replacing Trent Robinson, who had left to coach the Sydney Roosters. At 35 he was the youngest coach in Super League at the time, and the first French coach of the Perpignan-based club.[3]


  1. ^ "Profile". 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  2. ^ 2005 Annual ReportAustralian Rugby League (p. 38)
  3. ^ "Laurent Frayssinous appointed coach of Catalan Dragons". (BBC). 3 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2014.