Catalans Dragons have announced the signing of Chris Satae from the 2024 season.
The Hull FC prop has signed a two-year deal with the club.
Chris Satae said: “I’m very grateful to get this opportunity to join Catalans Dragons. At this stage in my career, I’m keen for a new challenge. I’ve always admired the Dragons and Steve McNamara from a far so I’m excited to get this privilege to grow and learn from them while also complementing the team with what I bring.”
Chris Satae made his professional debut in 2017 for New Zealand Warriors. The Tongan-born forward made 15 appearances for the Warriors in 3 NRL seasons.
In 2019, he decided to join the Super League by signing for Hull FC. A regular starter in the Hull FC squad, he won the club’s Player of the Year award in 2021. A powerful metre-maker, he has scored 13 tries in 83 appearances in all competitions so far.
He has been named twice in the Combined Nations All Stars’ squad to face England in friendlies over the last two seasons.
Neil McIlroy, Catalans Dragons Sporting Director said: « Chris’s signature reinforces the ambition that we have here at the Dragons. Big and powerful, he combines a destructive ball carrying ability with a subtle offloading game and a physical defensive presence. He will add to our already impressive midfield quality and become a vital member of our squad. He has the desire to try something new and I am convinced he will become a firm favourite of our fans. »