August 25, 2022

Lewis looks ahead to Castleford derby

Wakefield Trinity Ladies’ has stated that she is excited by the prospects derby day brings, however, the side won’t underestimate the Tigers.

Following last weekend’s defeat to Leigh, Trinity and Castleford go into their third contest of the year level on points in the Betfred Women’s Super League Group Two standings, with Trinity already getting one over their West Yorkshire counterparts twice already this season.

However, she reiterated that the side needs to clean up sloppy errors which cost us at the weekend, as we head into the dying embers of the campaign.

“I think, at times, we looked good, but we just weren’t smart enough and our own errors let us down a lot.

“We did a lot of defending and dug in deep on our own line, but we just didn’t have enough of the ball to covert this hard work into tries.

‘I think composure is key to consistent performances and, at times, this is something that we lack. We will stick together and regroup ready to go again against Castleford.”

Following a few changes in the pack since the turn of the year, Saskia has had to adapt to new pairings in the halfback role, spending the last few weeks with Abbie Millward in the seven position.

This has paid off over the last few games, with Millward claiming two assists against the Tigers when the sides last met at the Be Well Support Stadium.

“I’ve enjoyed playing in the halves with Millward, it took us a few weeks to get used to running off each other with Millward moving into the halves from 9 but it’s been enjoyable.

“She’s a strong player with really good technical ability.”

Trinity’s 2022 campaign started in the best possible way back in March as we took victory over Sunday’s opponents in our first competitive match of the year before claiming a hard-fought-8-4 victory a few months later.

Big results like these will drive the players forward on Sunday, however, captain Lewis insists that the squad will not underestimate their opposition.

“Beating them twice already will give us a big confidence boost going into the game, however, we know Castleford have recruited since we last played them and we won’t underestimate them. We know it will be a tough, physical game.

“I think to get the win Sunday we need to want it more than they do and show the desire, grit, and determination to pull together when it gets tough.

“If we stick as a group, work hard for each other for the full 80 minutes and play smart, then we can only hope for a positive result.”

You can watch Wakefield Trinity Ladies in action this weekend as they head to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle to face Castleford Tigers Women.