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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Chester promises ‘shootout’ between Hampshire and Jowitt for Wakefield fullback berth

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has admitted there will be a ‘shootout’ between Max Jowitt and Ryan Hampshire for Trinity’s number one shirt in 2019. With veteran fullback Scott Grix departing for Huddersfield, homegrown talent Jowitt had emerged as the standout candidate to take the shirt vacated by Grix next season. However, Chester has told League Express that is not a…

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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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