Catalans sign Sam Kasiano
Catalans Dragons are pleased to announce the signing of Melbourne Storm prop Sam Kasiano with immediate effect.
The Samoa international, 28, has signed a three-year contract that will keep him at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium until the end of 2021.
Sam Kasiano said: “I am super excited to be heading over to play for such a great club. I will be making sure that everything that I do on the field is at a 100% and cannot wait to meet you all.”
Born in Auckland, he started his career in 2011 at Canterbury, named Rookie of the year in his first season at the Bulldogs. He quickly became one of the competition standouts and was named Prop of the Year at the annual Dally M Awards night.
After 7 seasons at Canterbury, he signed for Melbourne in 2018.
He made 6 appearances for New-Zealand, including during the 2013 RLWC Final against Australia and 5 for Samoa.
Catalans Dragons headcoach Steve McNamara said: “Sam will be a huge addition to our squad. He is blessed with an incredible attacking skill set whilst the physical impact he will create can alter the course of any game. 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.”
Sam Kasiano profile
Date of Birth : 21 September, 1990
Height : 195 cm
Weight : 126 kg
Position : Prop
Previous Clubs : Canterbury Bulldogs, Melbourne Storm
Debut : Canterbury Bulldogs vs Wests Tigers, 14 March 2011
Club Stats : Canterbury Bulldogs (2011-17) : 139 appearances, 15 tries | Melbourne Storm (2018) : 14 appearances, 1 try
Rep. Honours : New Zeland : 6 appearances | Samoa : 5 appearances, 1 try