Catalans Dragons have secured the signature of Leigh Centurions star Samisoni Langi on a two-year contract.
Langi’s contract with Leigh was deemed null after the club lost in the Million Pound Game and were relegated to the Championship.
The 24-year-old is naturally a centre but can also fill in at half-back or even loose forward.
Langi is a Tonga international and made his NRL debut for Sydney Roosters back in 2013 before moving to Penrith Panthers.
He found chances limited at the Panthers though and joined Leigh midway through the 2017 season, scoring two tries in nine games for the Centurions.
And Langi says is excited about the opportunity of living in France.
He said: “I am really looking forward to joining the Catalans Dragons for the next two seasons.
“My wife and I are excited for the opportunity to experience and embrace the Catalan spirit and we are looking forward to living in Perpignan.
“I believe my best years are ahead of me and I want to play a big part in the club’s clumb up the Super League ladder in 2018, under Steve McNamara, someone I have confidence in who will take my game to the next level.”
Langi is currently on international duty with Tonga at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and will link up with his new teammates in the South of France when the tournament finishes.