Bill Tupou should be in contention for Man of Steel award, insists Tom Johnstone

Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone has insisted centre and partner-in-crime Bill Tupou belongs on the shortlist for this year’s Man of Steel: but admits he may not get that far due to playing for the unfashionable Trinity. Tupou is in sensational form this year – form Johnstone believes should be recognised with inclusion in the Super League Dream Team at the…

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Chester and Wakefield eyeing another fifth-placed finish in 2018

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has insisted there is still plenty to play for this season – and Trinity are targeting overhauling tonight’s opponents Huddersfield in fifth before the Super 8s end. Trinity head across West Yorkshire to face the in-form Giants, having not beaten them once this season in numerous meetings. And Chester admitted that despite securing their Super League…

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Hampshire keen to extend stay with hometown club Wakefield as talks progress

Wakefield scrum-half Ryan Hampshire has revealed he will know within the next seven days whether he will remain at Trinity in 2019: but admits he is keen to stay at the club. Hampshire has impressed at half-back for his hometown club this year, having joined on an initial one-year deal from Leigh on the eve of the current campaign. And…

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David Fifita appears to suggest his season is over with Wakefield Trinity

Popular Wakefield Trinity forward David Fifita’s season could be over. The forward posted on Instagram on Friday morning that he was sad to see the current campaign end, but he needs to ‘get his body right’. Fifita has once again been a pivotal part of the Trinity side under Chris Chester this season, and was equally-impressive on Thursday night despite…

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Bill Tupou the best centre in Super League, insists Chris Chester after St Helens loss

Wakefield coach Chris Chester believes in-form Bill Tupou is the best centre in Super League. Tupou again impressed during Trinity’s 36-16 loss to St Helens on Thursday night, scoring one try and assisting another as Wakey’s top-four hopes were all-but ended by the league leaders. But that result didn’t stop Chester praising Tupou, who continues to look like a Dream…

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Trinity beat Hull again

Wakefield Trinity proved themselves too strong once again tonight at the KCOM Stadium, defeating their hosts Hull FC 13-31 after having beaten them 72-10 three weeks earlier. Trinity took control in the second half after the sides were level 7-7 at the interval. Hull’s defeat conclusively ends their challenge for the Super League title, but Wakefield still have an outside…

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Wakefield eager to run full reserve side in 2019, confirms Chris Chester

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has insisted that Trinity are fully committed to running a reserve side in 2019. The future of reserves is back on the agenda after the RFL CEO Ralph Rimmer declared his support for the format, before stopping short of making it mandatory for Super League clubs. However, Trinity are expected to have a side in 2019,…

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Wakefield in talks with Ryan Hampshire over new contract for 2019 and beyond

Tom Johnstone has agreed a new contract with Wakefield Trinity – and half-back Ryan Hampshire could be next to follow in his footsteps. Trinity last week secured a massive coup in convincing the England Knights winger to extend his current contract – which ran until the end of the 2020 season – and send out a statement of intent to…

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David Fifita is going nowhere, insists Chris Chester amidst Warrington speculation

Chris Chester has laughed off speculation that star forward David Fifita is set for a switch to Super League rivals Warrington. Rumours had suggested that the Wolves had made a play for Fifita’s services, something Chester was quick to deny at his weekly press conference on Thursday afternoon. He insists they have had no contact from Warrington or any other…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v Wakefield (Emerald Headingley, 7:45pm, Sky Sports) Leeds are handed a number of significant boosts on the injury front; with Ash Handley, Mitch Garbutt and Carl Ablett all returning from injury to take their place in Kevin Sinfield’s 19-man squad for the game. Anthony Mullally, Jordan Lilley and Brett Delaney miss out for the Rhinos. Meanwhile, Wakefield make a…

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