“I have a chip on my shoulder” – Wakefield Trinity signing underlines his intentions at Belle Vue

Wakefield Trinity have made four signing for the 2023 season as they look to climb up the table after their 10th place finish in 2022 as new boss Mark Applegarth takes the reigns of a new era at Belle Vue adorned by the stadium redevelopment.

One signing has come from a rival Super League club, one from a Championship side and two from the NRL.

They have brought in Samisoni Langi from Wakefield Trinity for the 2023 season after he rejected a move to Wakefield last year from Catalans Dragons.

Meanwhile from Featherstone Rovers comes halfback Morgan Smith formerly of Warrington Wolves and London Broncos.

From down under Renouf Atoni has joined the club as has big name signing former NRL winner, ex-Melbourne Storm and Gold Coast Titans man as well as New Zealand international Kevin Proctor.

Now Atoni is in West Yorkshire having landed from down under beginning training having been given the number 17 shirt.

Wakefield fans could see him for the first time on Boxing Day too with Atoni saying he was looking forward to it after a conversation with former Canterbury Bulldogs teammate and now Leeds Rhinos star Rhyse Martin who won’t be playing himself having not returned for pre-season.

He is determined to make a splash in Super League beyond the pre-season friendlies as he spoke to BBC Radio Leeds: “I’m hoping to make a name for myself and a career in Super League, I want to be here for a while.

“I have a chip on my shoulder, I want to prove myself here.”

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