David Waite: Former GB coach named Catalan Dragons assistant

Catalan Dragons have appointed former Great Britain head coach David Waite as assistant to Laurent Frayssinous.

Waite, 61, led St George to the NRL Grand Final in 1996, and then post-merger took the St George Illawara club to the same feat in 1999.

"To have someone like David Waite on the coaching staff was a great opportunity I could not miss," Frayssinous said.

"He has coached the best teams and was one of the best head coaches."

In addition to his spells with Great Britain and St George Illawara, Waite also coached Newcastle Knights and was a technical director at the Rugby Football League.

Frayssinous was a player at Catalans when Waite was previously on the staff

"I believe Laurent has the potential to become a great head coach," Waite said.

"He worked really hard for that and I want to help him and the club to achieve the goals and to become more successful."