Chris Chester explains Tom Johnstone’s absence

Wakefield boss Chris Chester has claimed Tom Johnstone was dropped for tactical reasons. The winger was a notable absentee for the club’s impressive victory over St Helens, with Bill Tupou and Ben Jones-Bishop playing on the wings. Chester confirmed that he, along with Pauli Pauli and Ryan Hampshire, had been dropped due to their recent performances. “Not playing Tom Johnstone,…

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McNamara fumes with “unacceptable” Catalans

Steve McNamara lambasted his Catalans side after they were thrashed by Castleford. After a number of encouraging performances, the Dragons took a step backwards after being nilled by the Tigers. It was a performance that didn’t sit well with the Catalans coach, who lasted his side’s performance. “That performance was unacceptable,” he said. “I thought we made big strides the…

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