Chester hoping warm weather brings the best out of Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield coach Chris Chester is hoping that the overdue arrival of spring will help bring the best out of his side – as they begin what he has identified as a vital period in their season tonight. Trinity head to Salford on buoyant mood, having become only the second side to beat league leaders St Helens this season last weekend.…

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Nobody is getting carried away by poor, form, insists Wakefield coach Chester

Wakefield coach Chris Chester was quick to point out nobody at the club was getting too excited by their fast start to the season – and similarly, he insists there is no panic about their recent run of form, too. Trinity began 2018 with four straight wins, setting the early pace with now-outright league leaders St Helens after the opening…

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Chester hopeful squad depth will help Wakefield thrive over Easter

Wakefield coach Chris Chester is hopeful his squad’s strength-in-depth can help them navigate the Easter period with greater success than 12 months ago. Last year, Wakefield lost both games over Easter – to Castleford and Wigan – before a defeat the following week to Warrington, too. Trinity begin a run of three games in 10 days on Thursday when they…

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Chester anticipates battle on Friday with Charnley in Wolves squad

He played a significant role in the path which led to Josh Charnley’s professional debut eight years ago – and Wakefield coach Chris Chester expects to face the winger on Friday night when Trinity travel to Warrington. Charnley is in Warrington’s 19-man squad for the clash, just days after agreeing to return to Super League following an 18-month stint in…

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

Leeds v Castleford (7:45pm, Elland Road – Sky Sports) Leeds are unchanged for Friday’s Grand Final rematch with Castleford at Elland Road. The Tigers, meanwhile, make one change to their squad – but it is a significant one, as prop Jesse Sene-Lefao has undergone MCL surgery which will rule him out for a number of weeks. Jy Hitchcox takes his…

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Arona eyeing long-term stay – and trophy success – with Wakefield Trinity

This story first appeared in this Monday’s League Express. To ensure you get stories like this as soon as they’re published, why not open your digital subscription and have the paper delivered to your smart device every Sunday night? Tinirau Arona insists he has no plans to return home to Australia at the end of this season – and admits…

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

Wakefield v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Sky Sports) Wakefield make three changes for Friday’s televised clash with Huddersfield. Out go the injured Kyle Wood, plus Reece Lyne and Justin Horo. In their place come Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel and Keegan First. Giants coach Rick Stone makes one change to his 19-man squad for the game. Forward Adam Walne drops out due to…

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Chester insists he’s had no approaches over England role

Wakefield coach Chris Chester admits he was surprised to see Daryl Powell decide against a role in the England setup for now – but insists he has not been approached about a similar position. Powell rejected the opportunity to become assistant to Wayne Bennett, but insists he would be interested in taking a role in the national side staff in…

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Chester hopeful inside knowledge of Catalans hands Trinity edge in Perpignan

Wakefield coach Chris Chester says he is expecting the very best of Catalans Dragons on Saturday night – but admits he hopes their inside knowledge of Steve McNamara’s side hands them a slight edge. Trinity head to Perpignan looking to make it three wins from three at the start of the new Super League season, when they take on a…

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Johnstone NRL rumours “a load of rubbish”, says Chris Chester

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has rubbished speculation they have received approaches from NRL sides for winger Tom Johnstone. Reports in Australia had suggested at least one NRL side has made contact with Trinity about Johnstone, who is under contract with the club until the end of 2020. But Chester told League Express that is not the case. When asked if…

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