Let’s go and spoil the party at Castleford, says Wakefield’s Chris Chester

It is all eyes on Castleford tonight as they look to win the League Leaders’ Shield: which is why Chris Chester is telling his Wakefield players to go and spoil the party. The Tigers know that if they avoid defeat to their local rivals on Thursday night, they will finish top of rugby league’s first division for the first time…

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Tyler Randell finally granted visa for Wakefield Trinity move

Wakefield Trinity hooker Tyler Randell has finally been granted a visa for his move to Super League: but he is unlikely to arrive in time to feature against league leaders Castleford on Thursday night. Wakefield announced the signing of Randell some weeks ago and had initially hoped he would be here in time for last week’s game against Leeds, before…

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COLUMN: Thursday should be a celebration of how far Cas, Wakefield and Super League has come

In many ways, it is fitting that Castleford can secure a first-ever League Leaders’ Shield against Wakefield this weekend. Come 8pm on Thursday night, it will be all eyes on the Tigers as they look to finish top of rugby league’s first division for the first-ever time in their 91-year history. Make no mistake about it, this is a big…

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TotalRL Team of the Week: Super League Super 8s Round Two

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) Hardaker continues to set the benchmark as the competition’s best fullback in both attack and defence: and he was outstanding last Friday as Castleford beat Salford to move in on the League Leaders’ Shield. Wing: Tom Davies (Wigan) The young Wigan winger scored a remarkable try during the Warriors’ win against Huddersfield: he now appears in…

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Wakefield not here to make the numbers up, says Chester after thumping Leeds win

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester believes Thursday night’s convincing win over Leeds shows his side are deadly serious about a tilt at Old Trafford this season. Following a disappointing few weeks, Trinity produced one of their best performances of the season to beat the second-placed Rhinos 38-6 and move into the play-off places ahead of the remainder of this weekend’s…

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We’ll get it right, says Chester, as Wakefield eye up top four on Thursday night

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has promised the club’s fans they will get it right and snap their run of poor form – hopefully starting tonight against West Yorkshire rivals Leeds. Such is the congested nature of Super League this year, Wakefield would move into the play-off places with a win tonight – despite losing their last two games. And Chester…

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Giants ease past Wakefield

Huddersfield Giants kept their slim top four hopes alive with a comfortable 36-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity. Danny Brough capitalised on a Ben Jones-Bishop error for the opening score before Darnell McIntosh touched down in the same corner four minutes later. Ryan Hinchcliffe raced over after another Wakefield mistake before Brough slotted a penalty goal but Sam Williams cut the…

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Wakefield Trinity eyeing up a slice of history in this year’s Super 8s

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has called on his side to write their own chapter in the club’s rich history over the next seven games as they embark on the Super League Super 8s and their push for a first-ever top-four finish in the modern era. Trinity began the Super 8s level on points with the top four, and know…

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James Hasson accuses Salford of treating him “like a piece of meat”

Wakefield forward James Hasson has accused former club Salford of treating him “like a piece of meat” during his short-term stint with the club earlier this season. Hasson, who has joined Trinity on a deal until the end of the season after making four appearances for Salford this year, says the Red Devils needed his quota spot to facilitiate their…

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

Leeds v Wigan (8pm, Sky Sports) Brett Delaney makes a welcome return for Leeds, with Josh Jordan-Roberts missing out. Wigan make two changes from the side that defeated Salford in the Challenge Cup, with youngsters Jack Wells and Josh Ganson replacing Joel Tomkins (groin) and Sam Powell (suspension). Liam Farrell retains his place in the squad despite not recovering in…

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