Tonga international signs for Leigh

Leigh have confirmed the signing of Tonga international Samisoni Langi.

The 24-year-old has joined the club on a contract until the end of the season with an option for a further year.

Langi made his first grade debut for Sydney Roosters in 2013, before moving on to Penrith Panthers.

Leigh boss Neil Jukes said: “We have been monitoring Samisoni for a few years now and at one point of trying to take it further he suffered a big injury and so it went on the back-burner.

“Since his return to action he has been in great form and has gone close to getting in the first grade Penrith side which is some achievement given the strength of players in their team.

“Samisoni is a true footballer who covers a number of positions but plays them very well. He is a big, strong, athletic player with a hunger to succeed and he will add a wealth of size, speed and strength to our back-line or middle unit.

“He is a great player to have on board at this stage of the season and the fact he has played so many games for Tonga given the quality of players they have to choose from shows how highly he is regarded on the international stage.”

Langi added: I am really looking forward to joining the Centurions for the remainder of the season and hopefully longer.

“I hear nothing but good reports about the club, the players and the people behind the scenes, so I look forward to wearing the club colours, with pride.”

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