Chris Satae’s first words after signing with Catalans Dragons for 2024

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Catalans have announced the signing of prop forward Chris Satae from Hull FC on a two-year deal from the 2024 Super League campaign. 

The 30-year-old says the opportunity for a new challenge has attracted him to a move to Perpignan after five years with Hull.

Satae has made 83 appearances in all competitions in Black & White, including an ever-present season under Tony Smith at the MKM Stadium so far in 2023.

The Tongan-born forward originally made the switch in 2019 from New Zealand Warriors, and was off-contract at the end of the current campaign.

Hull FC have also confirmed that Brad Dwyer will leave the club at the end of the season with his future yet to be confirmed.

Chris Satae: I’m keen for a new challenge

“I’m very grateful to get this opportunity to join Catalans Dragons,” Satae said.

“At this stage in my career, I’m keen for a new challenge. I’ve always admired the Dragons and Steve McNamara from a far so I’m excited to get this privilege to grow and learn from them while also complementing the team with what I bring.”

Catalans sporting director Neil McIlroy added: “Chris’s signature reinforces the ambition that we have here at the Dragons.

“Big and powerful, he combines a destructive ball carrying ability with a subtle offloading game and a physical defensive presence.

“He will add to our already impressive midfield quality and become a vital member of our squad.

“He has the desire to try something new and I am convinced he will become a firm favourite of our fans.”

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