May 5, 2017

Match Preview – Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield Trinity will be looking to build on last week’s victory when they travel to Leigh Sports Village to take on Leigh Centurions on Saturday May 6, kick-off 6pm.

The last time the two sides met was at the Beaumont Legal Stadium in March, it took a fantastic second half comeback from Chris Chester’s men that day to secure a thrilling 28-24 victory.

Since the previous fixture, Leigh have failed to pick up any points in the Super League, losing their previous five league matches.

Wakefield also came out on top when the two sides faced each other during the Super 8s Qualifiers in 2015, winning 16-17. However, the hosts will be buoyed by the fact they knocked Trinity out of the Challenge Cup that same season.

Chester will be without winger Tom Johnstone for the rest of the season after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the victory over Catalans Dragons.

Ashley Gibson also comes out of the 19-man squad, meaning its two changes to Chester’s 19-man squad, with Bill Tupou and Reece Lyne returning. Lyne was a late addition to Chester’s 17-man squad for the fixture against Catalans.

Neil Jukes has named three changed to his 19-man squad, Adam Higson, Martyn Ridyard and Atelea Vea all come out for James Green, Gareth Hock and Greg McNally.

Trinity 19-man squad: Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, James Batchelor, Mason Caton-Brown, Anthony England, David Fifita, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Dean Hadley, Keegan Hirst, Craig Huby, Ben Jones-Bishop, Danny Kirmond, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Bill Tupou, Sam Williams, Kyle Wood.

Leigh 19-man squad: Jamie Acton, Mitch Brown, Laclan Burr, Ben Crooks, Matthew Dawson, Joshua Drinkwater, James Green, Ryan Hampshire, Harrison Hansen, Gareth Hock, Liam Hood, Sam Hopkins, Greg McNally, Curtis Naughton, Eloi Pelissier, Ben Reynolds, Glenn Stewart, Danny Tickle, Dayne Weston.