Catalan Dragons have confirmed that Scott Dureau will join Sydney Roosters on loan until the end of 2014 season.
The Australian half-back, who is contracted to the Dragons until the end of the 2015 season, has played only one First Utility Super League game this year against Castleford Tigers where he picked up a severe injury to his arm.
“With the progress of healing of Scott Dureau in recent weeks and his desire to play again at the highest level, as well as our inability to keep him in the squad to have reached the quota of foreign players, we grant his request to be released up until the end of the season," said Catalan Dragons chief executive Christophe Jouffret.
"We preferred to allow him to join an NRL club rather than a Super League outfit against which we could play a qualifying play-off place. He will be close to his family and find a high level of competition with the Roosters.
"This was the best solution to hope that he comes back stronger for his last contract year in 2015 with Catalan Dragons."