Wakefield Trinity will get their Super 8s campaign underway this evening with a short trip to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Giants, kick-off 8pm.
Trinity go into the campaign sitting in fifth position on 26 points, having just missed out on the fourth spot in the regular season on points difference. Whereas Huddersfield only just secured the final spot in the top eight having picked up form and being one point ahead of Warrington Wolves.
It was a mixed bag of results between the previous two meetings this season, the trip to the John Smith’s Stadium back in round two in February saw defeat for Trinity. However, the home fixture proved to be a much tighter affair which saw Trinity get the win with tries from Ben Jones-Bishop, Reece Lyne and Danny Kirmond.
Head Coach, Chris Chester has made two changes to his 19-man squad that faced St Helens in the final game of the regular season at the Beaumont Legal Stadium. David Fifita and Craig Huby both miss out on selection and have been replaced by Anthony England and Jacob Miller who has been out for a couple of months due to a broken leg.
Huddersfield Giants Head Coach, Rick Stone has made three changes to his side for tonight’s clash; Jordan Turner, Nathan Mason and Daniel Smith have all been named whilst Dale Ferguson, Ollie Roberts and Martyn Ridyard miss out.
Trinity 19-man squad: Chris Annakin, Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, Mason Caton-Brown, Anthony England, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Dean Hadley, James Hasson, Keegan Hirst, Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny Kirmond, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Bill Tupou, Adam Walker, Sam Williams, Kyle Wood
Giants 19-man squad: Jermaine McGillvary, Leroy Cudjoe, Lee Gaskell, Danny Brough, Sam Rapira, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Shannon Wakeman, Kruise Leeming, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Ukuma Ta’ai, Paul Clough, Nathan Mason, Daniel Smith, Tyler Dickinson, Darnell McIntosh, Alex Mellor, Adam O’Brien, Jordan Turner, Jordan Rankin