Catalans and Knights offer Dureau support in latest cancer battle

Former Newcastle Knights and Catalans Dragons half-back Scott Dureau is undergoing chemotherapy in his latest cancer battle.

The 32-year-old - who was selected to Super League's Dream Team twice during his stint with the Dragons - had surgery on a brain tumourin 2014.

After retiring as a player at the end of the 2015 season, Dureau moved into coaching and is on the staff at the Knights. 

He had surgery late last year to remove a tumour which spread through his body but is now having further treatment.

"I had surgery in 2014 to remove a brain tumour and have been going for regular scans ever since," Dureau said.

"In November 2018, I saw [surgeon] Charlie Teo for a routine check-up and it was discovered that the tumour had returned.

"I had surgery and was given the all clear but unfortunately, it has spread to my liver which is why I'm having chemotherapy at the moment."

Knights chief executive Philip Gardner said the club will continue to support Dureau and his family through the process, while the Dragons tweeted a message to their former player.

The French club posted on social media: "Devastating news…. Stay strong and keep fighting. Everyone at the club is thinking of you. Get well soon Scotty."

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