Catalans sign blockbusting forward Sam Kasiano

Drew Darbyshire

Catalans have pulled off a major coup in signing front-rower Sam Kasiano from Melbourne on a three-year deal with immediate effect.

The Samoa international has put pen to paper on a contract that will see him stay in Perpignan until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Kasiano has made 153 NRL appearances for Canterbury Bulldogs and Storm, while earning six caps for New Zealand and five for Samoa.

On his move to the Dragons, Kasiano said: “I am super excited to be heading over to play for such a great club.

“I will be making sure that everything that I do on the field is at 100%.”

Catalans coach Steve McNamara commented: “Sam will be a huge addition to our squad.

“He is blessed with an incredible attacking skillset whilst the physical impact he will create can alter the course of any game.

“We left our last overseas spot available to add to our group at the appropriate time and we feel we have added a real game-changer to our team.

“This is a great signing not only for the Catalans Dragons, but also for the Super League competition.”