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Langi rejects Wakefield, signs new 12-month Catalans deal

Samisoni Langi had originally agreed a move to Wakefield Trinity, only to have second thoughts and instead opt to remain with Super League grand-finalists Catalans Dragons; the 28-year-old has signed a fresh one-year deal to remain with the French side

Last Updated: 19/10/21 6:09pm

Samisoni Langi has opted not to join Wakefield and will remain with Catalans Dragons for the 2022 Super League season

Samisoni Langi has opted not to join Wakefield and will remain with Catalans Dragons for the 2022 Super League season

Catalans Dragons centre Samisoni Langi has signed a new 12-month contract with the French Super League club after rejecting a move to Wakefield.

The 28-year-old Tonga international apologised to Trinity for reneging on an agreement to join the West Yorkshire club, who agreed a nominal compensation fee after accepting the player’s heart was not in the move.

Langi, who was in the Dragons team that lost to St Helens in the Super League Grand Final, said: “My family and I are happy to be extending our stay for another year.

Langi featured for the Dragons against St Helens in the Super League Grand Final

Langi featured for the Dragons against St Helens in the Super League Grand Final

“I am proud to be able to represent this great region. It’s been our home for the last four years and I am happy to still call it that. This team is where I feel my journey truly began. One more dance to go.”

Langi, a former Australian schoolboy international, has made 80 Super League appearances for the Dragons since joining them from Leigh in 2017.

Catalans coach Steve McNamara said: “Samisoni has had a great season and we are happy to extend his deal.

“He puts his body on the line every single game doing lots of the tough work. He is a real team player.”

McNamara: More to come from Catalans

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara says there is more to come from his side

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara says there is more to come from his side

Steve McNamara vowed there is still plenty more to come from Catalans Dragons as their dream of becoming the first overseas team to win the Super League Grand Final was dashed.

The French side had taken the lead through a penalty from James Maloney after keeping St Helens at bay early on at Old Trafford and led 10-6 after 50 minutes when Mike McMeeken finished while their opponents had Tommy Makinson in the sin-bin.

Ultimately though, two converted tries from Kevin Naiqama proved enough to seal a 12-10 win for Saints, who claimed their eighth Grand Final success and ninth Super League title overall, but McNamara warned the rest of the competition there will be no let-up from Catalans in 2022.

“This isn’t the last step for the Dragons, this is just the next step and we’ve got to keep making steps,” McNamara, who oversaw a maiden League Leaders’ Shield win this year and also guided the team to a historic Challenge Cup success in 2018, said.

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Apple Watch Series 7 deal from EE includes a freebie to get your heart racing

Apple Watch Series 7 deal from EE includes a freebie to get your heart racing

THE Apple Watch Series 7 is out now, boasting the “largest and most advanced” display ever seen on the iPhone maker’s wearable line. If you’re looking to get an Apple Watch Series 7, then leading network EE is offering a great deal, throwing in free Apple Fitness+ membership.Apple Watch Series 7 deal from EE includes a freebie to get your heart racing

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Meghan and Harry to ‘appear in TV adverts’ after signing ‘profit-making’ deal with bank

Meghan and Harry to 'appear in TV adverts' after signing 'profit-making' deal with bank

Meghan Markle, 40, and Prince Harry, 37, have joined fintech company Ethic, which invests in the environmental, social, and governance-focused (ESG) sector, marking yet another major corporate partnership for the couple. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed a flurry of corporate deals in a bid to make a living for themselves outside the Royal Family following a split announced last year. Sunrise royal correspondent Peter Ford has since suggested the couple could appear in TV adverts in their new roles.

He said: “They’ve got a new deal and they have joined with Ethic banking.

“This is a wealth asset management group and they are all about investing the money from the bank into good projects.

“It’s a lovely thing and fits in with what they want to do. They’ve put their own money into it.

“But let’s be very clear about this, Ethic investing is not a charity. It’s a profit-making organisation.

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“Harry and Meghan are not doing this out of the kindness of their hearts, they are paid ambassadors and sponsors.

“We are yet to see what that involves. It will be much more than putting out this statement.

“Are they going to appear in TV commercials or print ads? There will have to be more to it.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have become “impact partners” and investors at sustainable investing firm Ethic, with Meghan describing investing as a “luxury” that “sounds so fancy”.

The pair signed major deals with Netflix and Spotify, thought to be worth in excess of £100 million, after quitting as senior working royals and moving to the US in a quest for personal freedom and to earn their own money.

The company confirmed that Harry and Meghan had become investors in Ethic, and also have investments managed by Ethic as well.

The firm screens businesses and sectors based on social responsibility criteria, including racial justice, climate, and work issues.

The Sussexes hope their involvement will encourage young people to be conscious of the sustainability of their own investments.

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