Olivier Elima today confirmed he is to quit the Bulls and return to Catalan Dragons on a two-year deal.

The France skipper, 29, is one of 17 players out of contract at the end of the season and will return to the club he played for between 2008 and 2010.

He now looks set to line up against the Dragons on Saturday in Perpignan for the final game of the regular season.

The second-rower told the T&A: “I’ve been at the club before, I know the players and I’m obviously the France captain. It’s just an easy link for me to go back there with my family.”

• More in Friday’s Telegraph & Argus.