Wakefield will introduce reserve grade in 2018, reveals Chris Chester

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has told TotalRL that they will buck the trend and become one of just a few sides to use reserve grade in 2018. At a time when several Super League clubs are scaling back and withdrawing from running reserve teams, Wakefield will actually introduce a side to compete in the competition this year. Chester explained…

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Johnstone admits he worried if he’d return from injury as good as before

This story first appeared in this Monday’s edition of League Express. To ensure you don’t miss out on all our content as soon as it’s released on a Sunday night, click here to open your digital subscription – which includes this week’s paper. Wakefield winger Tom Johnstone admits he had doubts whether he would be the same player after his…

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Jowitt determined to prove himself at Wakefield however necessary

This story first appeared in this Monday’s League Express – to ensure you get stories and insight like this soon as the paper is released every week, why not open a digital subscription to the paper and have it delivered to your smart device every Sunday? Click here for more. Wakefield fullback Max Jowitt has insisted he is prepared to…

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Chester pleased with Hampshire debut as they await Randell scan

Wakefield coach Chris Chester admitted he was impressed with debutant Ryan Hampshire’s first appearance in a Trinity shirt during their Boxing Day defeat to Leeds – as they wait nervously on the severity of an injury suffered by hooker Tyler Randell. Hampshire, who only recently signed for Trinity just before Christmas, caught the eye during their first friendly of the…

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Rhinos ease to Boxing Day victory at Wakefield

Leeds Rhinos defeated Wakefield Trinity 10-17 today in the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge at Belle Vue in the opening game of the Betfred Super League pre-season fixture schedule. Leeds coach Brian McDermott fielded six members of his Grand Final winning squad, with new faces Richie Myler and Brad Dwyer also in the starting lineup, while youngster Owen Trout, who was…

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Trinity confirm decision to stay at Belle Vue for 2018

Wakefield Trinity will continue to play their Super League matches in 2018 at their historic home Belle Vue, according to a statement on the Trinity website. It follows the news that Wakefield Council have met with the owner of Belle Vue, businessman Manni Hussain, the owner of the 88M Property Group, to move forward the proposal for a new Community Stadium…

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Young fullback Luke Hooley to get pre-season chance with Wakefield

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has admitted youngster Luke Hooley is in contention to play a prominent role in the club’s pre-season plans, and perhaps even their season, after revealing the youngster has been “training the house down” in recent weeks. The 19-year-old has not even made a senior appearance for Trinity’s first-team yet, and only played six times on dual-registration…

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Wakefield Trinity complete Pauli Pauli signing

Wakefield Trinity have announced the signing of Pauli Pauli on a one-year deal with the option of a further year. A deal covered extensively in League Express over the past few weeks – with this week’s paper telling Trinity fans the deal was on the verge of completion – the 23-year-old has finally signed on the line and will make…

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Tom Johnstone looking better than ever ahead of return, says Chris Chester

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has revealed that star winger Tom Johnstone looks better than ever as he counts down the days to his return to action – as the club prepare to finally unveil NRL forward Pauli Pauli as a Trinity player in the coming days. Following the news that Matty Ashurst has signed a new four-year deal with Wakefield…

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