Fifita rips into Schofield after Wakefield jibe

David Fifita has hit back at Garry Schofield after he ridiculed Wakefield’s forwards, days before they overturned Leigh. The League Express pundit berated the performance of the Wakefield pack in their most recent defeat to Leeds Rhinos, claiming on Radio Yorkshire the Leigh forwards would ‘rip them apart’ if they played the same way. However, Fifita and co fronted up…

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Featherstone disappointed with Wakefield rejection

Featherstone Rovers have revealed their “disappointment” towards Wakefield Trinity chairman Michael Carter’s comments after he ruled out a move to Featherstone’s Big Fellas Stadium in 2018. The Championship club claim they received no official response from Wakefield Trinity, although the Wakefield chairman confirmed in an interview the club would not be taking up the offer. “Featherstone has been mentioned but…

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REACTION: Chester praises Hirst after Super League debut

Wakefield coach Chris Chester insisted Keegan Hirst didn’t look out of place on his Super League debut – but insisted his side are not getting carried away despite victory against Leigh. Trinity bounced back from a poor performance against Leeds last week – and indeed, a poor first half on Thursday – to win 28-24 after nilling the Centurions in…

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FEATURE: Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Is Warrington’s form reaching critical levels yet? Five games, five defeats. It’s been far from an ideal start for Tony Smith and Warrington – made all the more perplexing by the fact that they hammered Brisbane in the World Club Series. On Friday they travel to St Helens – a team who have been in the spotlight themselves, although they eased the…

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Wakefield refute speculation they are to sell Super League license

Wakefield Trinity owner Michael Carter has refuted speculation in one newspaper suggesting they are set to sell their Super League franchise and effectively relegate themselves from the top flight. League Express revealed a number of weeks ago how areas such as Coventry and Newcastle were looking to acquire an existing top-tier franchise should a club be willing to sell. But…

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Kear impressed with Leigh as they prepare for Wakefield clash

Wakefield Trinity head of rugby John Kear admits he can see the influence of one of his former players in Leigh Centurions as the two sides prepare to meet tonight. Kear worked alongside Paul Cooke during a period of success at Hull FC when, together as lynchpin half-back and coach, Cooke and Kear helped the Black and Whites win the…

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Wakefield snub Featherstone approach

Wakefield Trinity will NOT be playing at Featherstone Rovers’ Big Fellas Stadium next year, according to League Express. The Championship club issued a statement last week declaring they would be happy for Trinity to ground-share with them at the Big Fellas Stadium from next season. But, despite Wakefield understood to be having talks with several clubs about ground-shares, Featherstone is…

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Five things we learned from Friday’s Super League action

Matt Parcell is the real deal at hooker for Leeds It’s only been six games, but you can already tell that Matt Parcell is going to be a brilliant signing for Leeds. The Rhinos’ resurgence continued on Friday with a good win against Wakefield and, to quote Rhinos coach Brian McDermott, Parcell was “outstanding” – laying on tries for fun…

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Wakefield were out-muscled and out-enthused, says Chris Chester

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester delivered a damning assessment of his side’s performance as they slipped to a 38-14 loss at Leeds on Friday night. Trinity had won back-to-back games before slipping to a comprehensive defeat at Headingley, with Wakefield unable to live with a rejuvenated Leeds outfit. And Chester said: “We were out-muscled and out-enthused all night. They ran…

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Leeds too strong for Wakefield at Headingley

Leeds Rhinos were determined to register a second successive victory at Headingley tonight, and they did so with a convincing 38-14 victory. They opened the scoring with a fine try by Kallum Watkins as he jumped to gather a Danny McGuire try, which Ashton Golding converted. Wakefield hit back, however, with a superb try by Tom Johnstone, who caught a…

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