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

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) It was another vintage night for the 2015 Man of Steel: who scored twice and was defensively superb during the Tigers’ historic victory against Wakefield. Wing: Greg Eden (Castleford) He’s back. Eden notched up try number 35 during Castleford’s win over Wakefield on Thursday and now looks odds-on to break Denny Solomona’s record of last year.…

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Randell moves nearer to Wakefield move after securing Newcastle release

Tyler Randell’s move to Wakefield Trinity is a step closer after he was granted an immediate release from Newcastle Knights. The 24-year-old has agreed to join the Super League side, who are still hopeful he will play before the end of the season after completing registration documents earlier this year. Randell, who plays as a hooker, has played 44 games…

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Wakefield set for further stadium talks today

Wakefield officials will return to the table today for further crunch meetings with Wakefield Council in a bid to try and resolve the club’s long-standing ground situation. Trinity remain frustrated plans for a 10,000-capacity stadium in nearby Newmarket are yet to get off the ground – five years after they were initially approved. The club has grown frustrated over a…

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Chester proud of Wakefield’s efforts despite defeat to Castleford

All eyes were on Castleford following their League Leaders’ Shield triumph last night: but Wakefield coach Chris Chester insisted he was proud of the efforts of his players. Trinity went down 45-20 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle and, following the defeat, they could now slip out of the top four before the end of the weekend. But Chester insisted he had…

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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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