In a statement posted on the Wakefield website, Langi said: “I would like to formally apologise to (chief executive) Michael Carter, the board of directors, sponsors and supporters of the Wakefield Trinity club for letting them down when I had agreed to terms in principle and, more importantly, their time wasted on me and the effort they had gone to.
“Unfortunately, at this point in time, my heart just wasn’t in it to make the move right now and I wouldn’t have been able to give my all for the red, white and blue.
“I’m a player who wears my heart on my sleeve and I wasn’t able to be 100% committed.
“It’s been a very stressful past few weeks and I believe I’m an honest and upfront person, but the way I’ve handled things has not been good on my behalf and this has been a big learning curve for me.
“I can see the club is building good momentum. They have a group of quality players and I wish Willie (Poching, coach) and the rest of the team all the very best for the remainder of this season and next.
“I only wish the very best to Michael and the Wakefield Trinity club.”
Samisoni Langi of Catalans Dragons has released the following statement, with confirmation that the 28-year-old will not be joining Wakefield Trinity from the 2022 season as initially agreed.
— Wakefield Trinity (@WTrinityRL) September 16, 2021
Carter said: “We were delighted when Samisoni initially agreed to join the club. He is a quality player who would enhance any squad.
“However, it became obvious as time went on that Samisoni’s heart had changed and that bringing him across would not be beneficial at this time.
“This was discussed over a number of weeks with Samisoni and his wife. Subsequently, a nominal compensation fee has been agreed and we wish Samisoni all the best for the future.”