Catalans sign Samoa prop Kasiano
Samoa international Sam Kasiano has completed his move to Catalans Dragons from NRL outfit Melbourne Storm.
The 28-year-old prop has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Perpignan-based club and he will bring with him a wealth of experience, having represented Samoa five times, while he also made six appearances for New Zealand earlier in his career, including in the 2013 World Cup final.
Dragons head coach Steve McNamara is delighted to welcome Kasiano to the Stade Gilbert Brutus, believing their patience has been rewarded after waiting for the right player to come along before filling their overseas quota.
"He is blessed with an incredible attacking skill set whilst the physical impact he will create can alter the course of any game," McNamara told the club website.
"We left our last overseas spot available to add to our group at the appropriate time and 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."
Catalans have won two of their opening four Super League games in 2019 and they are back in action this Saturday when they play host to Salford Red Devils.
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.