He’s a great coup for us: Samisoni Langi tipped to thrive at Wakefield

Drew Darbyshire
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Wakefield have signed France international Samisoni Langi on a two-year deal following his release from Catalans.

The 29-year-old centre links up with Trinity following a five-year spell in Perpignan, making 107 appearances.

Langi has played in three World Cups – two for Tonga and one for France. Langi was born in Australia but is of Tongan heritage and he qualified to play for France through the residency rule.

Wakefield coach Mark Applegarth is delighted to have secured the services of Langi from next season.

Applegarth said: “I’m really pleased to have Samisoni at the club.

“He is a player that I have admired for a number of years and I’m sure he will have a massive impact on our squad.

“He’s a proven player at this level and when we realised he was available, we made a move straight away.

“He will offer some good competiton for centre spots but he also provides plenty of versatility by being comfortable playing in other areas.

“Samisoni is a great coup for us and we can’t wait to work with him.”

Wakefield chief executive Michael Carter added: “I’m delighted to welcome Soni to the club. It’s no secret how much we valued and chased him last year so to get him now is fantastic.

“He offers fantastic quality at centre, second row and halfback and is also a quality person.

“Soni and his family are very welcome to the Trinity family. A quality signing for the club.”

Samisoni Langi can’t wait to rip in with Wakefield

Langi said: “I’m really looking forward to this new challenge and can’t wait to get over and start.

“I’ve had a few conversations with Mark and I am really looking forward to working with him. His coaching style and the way he wants us to play particularly excites me.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the people of Wakefield, putting my best foot forward and proving to the supporters that I will fit right in. I’m ready now and can’t wait to rip in.”

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