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Anderson heading home

Catalans Dragons second rower Louis Anderson is danger of missing the start of the new Super League season after returning to New Zealand.

The former Kiwi international has been given permission to fly home with his family on a month's leave and, although he is due to return to Perpignan before the opening game at Hull on February 14, he will miss the Dragons' pre-season friendlies against London and Widnes.

"Louis asked to go back to his native country to be close to his family for personal reasons," said Catalan chief executive Christophe Jouffret.

"We granted him this favour. Louis should be back early February but will follow a personal training programme during his stay near Auckland.

"The whole club sends its best wishes to Louis and hopes he will be back as soon as possible."