Samisoni Langi happy to extend Catalans stay after making Wakefield u-turn

Samisoni Langi in action for Catalans

Catalans Dragons centre Samisoni Langi has signed a new one-year contract with the French Super League club after rejecting a move to Wakefield.

The 28-year-old Tonga international apologised to Trinity for reneging on an agreement to join the West Yorkshire club, who agreed a nominal compensation fee after accepting the player’s heart was not in the move.Langi, who was in the Dragons team that lost to St Helens in the Super League Grand Final, said: “My family and I are happy to be extending our stay for another year.

“I am proud to be able to represent this great region. It’s been our home for the last four years and I am happy to still call it that. This team is where I feel my journey truly began. One more dance to go.”

Samisoni Langi, a former Australian schoolboy international, has made 80 Super League appearances for the Dragons since joining them from Leigh in 2017.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “Samisoni has had a great season and we are happy to extend his deal.

“He puts his body on the line every single game doing lots of the tough work. He is a real team player.”

London Broncos forward Sadiq Adebiyi makes Super League switch

Sadiq Adebiyi in action for London Broncos
Sadiq Adebiyi in action for London Broncos

Wakefield have signed forward Sadiq Adebiyi from London Broncos on a one-year deal with an option for a second year in 2023.

The 24-year-old Nigerian has spent the last six years with the Broncos. He missed most of the 2021 season with a ruptured Achilles and is the first signing made by new Trinity head coach Willie Poching.

On signing Adebiyi, Poching said: “Sid was tipped to us by a lot of experienced and knowledgeable minds who have been involved with the London Broncos.

“Upon watching him and speaking to Sid, I could sense his love of the game and his passion to want to be in an environment where he will grow and where we can help him reach his goals.

“It is exciting to have Sid join us and I know he’ll be a great member of our group.”