Chris Chester hits out at Wakefield fans over criticism of Scott Grix

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester has hit out at the club’s fans who criticised Scott Grix following their Super 8s loss to St Helens last week – saying he is disappointed to be associated with them. Grix’s late error allowed St Helens to steal victory last week at Belle Vue, with Grix being the focal point of criticism from some…

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TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Super 8s Round 5

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) He may have gone off injured during Castleford’s win over former club Leeds, but Zak Hardaker continues to display the credentials which could yet make him a two-time Man of Steel winner before the season is over. Wing: Manu Vatuvei (Salford) A debut in our team of the week for The Beast – but it’s a…

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Chester refuses to blame Grix after dramatic defeat to St Helens

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester refused to heap the blame on fullback Scott Grix after his late error helped St Helens steal a dramatic victory at Belle Vue on Thursday night. Grix failed to deal with a routine St Helens kick, which allowed Jonny Lomax to eventually touch down and win 18-16 and keep their own top-four hopes alive. Grix…

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Holbrook insists St Helens are ready for “do or die” clash at Wakefield

Justin Holbrook insists his side cannot afford to sulk about last week’s defeat to Wigan as they prepare for a game tonight which, by the St Helens coach’s own admission, is “do or die” for their season. The Saints’ top-four hopes would be all-but over should they slip to defeat at surprise package Wakefield tonight – with Trinity’s own play-off…

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Pressure is all on St Helens in “do or die” game, says Wakefield’s John Kear

The pressure is all on top-four chasing St Helens tonight at Wakefield, says Trinity head of rugby John Kear: whose side can take another step closer to a first ever top-four finish with a win this evening. Trinity know that if they beat Justin Holbrook’s side, they will all-but end the Saints’ play-off hopes for 2017, strengthening their own position…

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Annakin agrees Wakefield stay after late u-turn

Chris Annakin has signed a new two-year deal with Wakefield. The prop forward has signed a new contract, having previously being told he would not be offered a new deal at the West Yorkshire club. However, as exclusively revealed in League Express this week, the top-four hopefuls tabled a late offer for the 26-year-old after a string of impressive performances,…

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TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Round 4, Super 8s

Fullback: Sam Tomkins (Wigan) Is the England international back to his best at just the right time? He was phenomenal during Wigan’s win over St Helens on Friday night – and with all the talk surrounding his opposite number, Tomkins showed why he’s still one of the best in the business. Wing: Tom Briscoe (Leeds) It’s been a tough year…

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Annakin considering new Wakefield deal

Chris Annakin has played his way into a new contract with the club. According to League Express, Annakin was initially told he would not be offered a contract for 2018 but has impressed Trinity officials in recent weeks, most recently in their victory over Salford last Friday. Annakin’s career suffered a serious setback 12 months ago, when he was involved…

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Wakefield cannot keep relying on others, insists Chris Chester ahead of Salford trip

Their destiny still remains firmly in their own hands with four games of the season remaining: but Wakefield coach Chris Chester has insisted his side cannot afford to keep relying on others to keep it that way. With four games left, Wakefield are currently fourth and in pole position to claim the final spot in the play-offs for the first…

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