27 December 1990 |
Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
|Height||182 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (13 st 3 lb)|
As of 7 April 2017
Tony Gigot (born 27 December 1990 in Avignon, France) is a professional rugby league footballer who plays for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League and at international level for France. He previously played for London Broncos, Toulouse Olympique, Sporting Olympique Avignon and Cronulla Sharks. He is able to play in a variety of positions and is considered a utility player.
Gigot spent time in the youth team at London Broncos. He signed with Catalans Dragons in 2010 and made his Super League debut that year, playing a total of 15 games and kicking two goals. He also represented Catalans in the 2010 Challenge Cup where he played 2 games and scored 1 try.
In 2011, Gigot played 7 games throughout the season for the Catalans Dragons, kicking 1 goal. He once again represented Catalans in the 2011 Challenge Cup, where he played 1 game.
Gigot was given an early release by Avignon at the start of 2013 so he could travel to Australia for a chance to play in the Australian National Rugby League (NRL) competition. Gigot spent pre-season training with St. George Illawarra Dragons before signing a one-year deal with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks. He did not feature for the Sharks at NRL level, however.
In February 2014, Super League club London Broncos announced the signing of Tony Gigot for the 2014 season. He played two matches and kicked four goals before leaving the club to re-sign with Avignon.
Return to Catalans
In May 2015, the Catalans Dragons announced the resigning of Gigot. He made his second debut for the club playing as a centre in a 37-34 defeat of Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup. The following week he made his Super League return for the Dragons, scoring a hat-trick in a 58-14 victory over Wigan Warriors.
On 10 February 2017 it was announced that Gigot had been banned for two years by the French rugby league authorities for an incident with an anti-doping official during a training camp in October 2016. It was reported that Gigot had not failed a drug test and that supported by his club, Gigot will appeal the ban. An appeal against the length of the ban was successful and with the ban reduced to three months, Gigot was able to play again from April 2017.
Gigot made his first appearance for France in the 2010 European Cup, scoring one try. Tony played for France in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, 2014 European Cup and 2015 European Cup, a tournament where Tony topped the try scoring charts with 4 tries in the 3 games France played. He played in the 2016 end of year test match against England in Avignon, kicking a goal in France's 6-40 loss.
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- Rugby League Project
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- "Gigot makes winning return". Rugby Leaguer & League Express (3065). 10 April 2017. p. 8.