New Super League partner for a new Nigerian club

You might mistakenly be thinking that rivalry between Super League clubs is mainly restricted to the Pennines, in the North of England.  But no; the battle between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Trinity has recently taken on an international dimension – in Nigeria. The newly established Nigerian Rugby League is set to launch its inaugural domestic competition this summer.  Leeds Rhinos…

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Fifita reveals he’s likely to take up one-year extension with Wakefield and quash rumours of move

Wakefield forward David Fifita has dropped the clearest hint yet that his long-term future is with Trinity – after revealing he has an option for a one-year extension to his current deal for 2020 which he has every intention of signing. The popular forward scored on Thursday as Chris Chester’s side secured their first win of the new season courtesy…

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‘You don’t become a bad team overnight’ – Chester backs Wakefield to bounce back

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has laughed off talk of a nervy start to 2019, insisting that his side have not simply become a bad side overnight. Trinity started the new season with a disappointing defeat in London last week.  However, after back-to-back fifth-placed finishes and a strong pre-season campaign, Chester is hopeful his squad are well-placed to respond against St…

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Wakefield set to lose hooker Tyler Randell for two months due to shoulder surgery

Wakefield could be without hooker Tyler Randell for two months – while forward James Batchelor will also miss Sunday’s game with St Helens due to a knee injury. Batchelor was taken to hospital at the beginning of the week and has subsequently been placed on a drip to deal with a knee problem – while Randell is going to be…

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Chester admits he’s got selection headaches for opening round after Huddersfield win

Wakefield coach Chris Chester admits it’s going to be tough to whittle his squad down to just 17 players for the opening round of the season at London next weekend, after they ended their pre-season campaign with another victory on Tuesday night. Trinity were 28-24 winners over Huddersfield, with a number of players impressing for the hosts throughout. With a…

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Wakefield’s David Fifita calls for reduction in games to bring best out of Super League

Wakefield forward David Fifita believes that if Super League truly wants to align itself via the NRL via rule changes, then they have missed the most important change of all for 2019 – reducing the number of games players are forced to endure. Fifita admits he’s looking forward to the speed of Super League games increasing this season, having experienced…

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Kirmond refusing to guarantee 2019 will be his last year ahead of testimonial on Sunday

Danny Kirmond insists there are no guarantees that 2019 could be his final season as a player – saying he’s got plenty left in the talk as he prepares for his testimonial match this weekend. The long-serving Wakefield forward’s career will be honoured on Sunday when Trinity face Hull in a game that will double up as both Kirmond’s, and…

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Leeds edge out Wakefield in entertaining Boxing Day clash at new-look Headingley

Leeds Rhinos claimed the spoils on the first outing of pre-season as they edged an entertaining, albeit low-scoring, Boxing Day encounter against West Yorkshire rivals Wakefield Trinity. Both sides will have taken plenty of encouragement from their first hit-outs of the new campaign – not least from the performances of both sides’ new half-backs. For the visitors, Danny Brough was…

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Wakefield unveil new number one and new captain as Trinity prepare for 2019

Wakefield have confirmed that Ryan Hampshire will be their new number one in 2019 – and that half-back Jacob Miller will become the club’s new captain. Trinity unveiled their squad numbers for the new season on Tuesday night, with new signing Danny Brough taking the seven shirt vacated by Liam Finn at the end of last season. And with Scott…

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