Catalans Dragons have signed Tonga international Samisoni Langi on a two-year deal.

The versatile 24-year-old joined Leigh in June following his release by NRL club Penrith Panthers but could not prevent the Centurions from dropping out of Super League.

Langi will link up with the Dragons after his international commitments at the World Cup.

"Samisoni is a tremendous signing for the club," said Catalans head coach Steve McNamara.

"Having worked closely with him at the Sydney Roosters in 2014, I know exactly the quality he will bring both on and off the field.

"He is a young, ambitious man who is an exciting attacking player and one who wants to compete on every play."

Langi added: "I believe my best years are ahead of me and I want to play a big part in the club's climb up the Super League ladder in 2018 under Steve McNamara, someone I have confidence in who will take my game to the next level."