Wakefield Trinity star signing set to feature on Boxing Day as he reveals talk with Leeds Rhinos star

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:

“I’m ready to get going now, I’ve been looking forward to it,” he said to BBC Radio Leeds.

“That’s one thing Rhyse Martin mentioned, he said ‘you know we play each other on Boxing Day?’ I was like sweet, I’m normally on break for a couple of weeks in that time but it’s good to get going early.

“It will be really different for me, but the earlier to get involved the better because we have some new boys in so the earlier we can build combinations the better.”

Unfortunately for Atoni, Martin is still away and won’t feature.

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