Round five of the Betfred Super League Season will see us make the short journey to our local rivals Leeds Rhinos this evening, kick-off 8pm.
Both sides go into tonight’s fixture on the back of a victory. The Rhinos found themselves back to winning ways last Friday night with a 46-10 victory over Catalans Dragons at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium. This came after suffering a heavy defeat away to Castleford Tigers the week before.
Trinity have had mixed fortunes so far this season with two losses and two back to back wins over St Helens and Salford Red Devils. A win tonight could see Wakefield move up to fifth spot in the table over tonight’s opponents depending on the point’s difference.
In previous meetings over the past two seasons including the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge, Trinity have come out on top winning the last three out of four fixtures, all at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
Chris Chester has made three changes to his side; we will see the return of Skipper, Danny Kirmond who missed last week with a knee injury. Ben Jones-Bishop has also been named as he also returns from injury; they will be joined by Joe Arundel.
They will replace Reece Lyne who is out for 7-8 weeks after being stretchered off in last weekend’s victory over the Red Devils, Anthony England has also been ruled out for around four weeks. James Batchelor has also been left out of this week’s squad.
Leeds Rhinos Head Coach, Brian McDermott has welcomed Brett Ferres into his 19-man squad along with Mitch Garbutt. They replace Brad Singleton who is suspended for six weeks and the injured Jack Ormondroyd.
Rhinos 19-man squad: Ashton Golding, Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Matt Parcell, Adam Cuthbertson, Carl Ablett, Liam Sutcliffe, Brett Delaney, Mitch Garbutt, Jimmy Keinhorst, Brett Ferres, Anthony Mullally, Josh Walters, Jordan Baldwinson, Mikolaj Oledzki
Trinity 19-man squad: Mitch Allgood, Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, Mason Caton-Brown, David Fifita, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Dean Hadley, Craig Huby, Ben Jones-Bishop, Tom Johnstone, Danny Kirmond, Jacob Miller, Mikey Sio, Bill Tupou, Anthony Walker, Sam Williams, Kyle Wood