Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Bradford Bulls decision good for us, says Webster


New Wakefield Trinity Wildcats head coach James Webster has spoken out on the decision to uphold Bradford’s six-point deduction for entering administration, admitting it is fantastic they still have their gap over the Bulls. After the appeal against the deduction was rejected on Wednesday, it means Wakefield still maintain a six-point gap over the Bulls. And Webster – who takes ... Read More »

Harry Siejka makes Featherstone move

Harry Siejka in his NRL days. ©ActionPhotos

Wakefield scrum-half Harry Siejka has joined Championship outfit Featherstone Rovers on a month-long loan, with an option to extend his stay to the rest of the season. The young Australian joined the Wildcats a few games into the Super League season and has since made nine appearances, scoring one try. He is unlikely to get much first team action for the ... Read More »

Wildcats v Broncos: The squads


London boss Joe Grima and new Wakefield coach James Webster have named their 19-man squads ahead of Friday’s night’s crucial relegation clash at the Rapid Solicitor’s Stadium. The Broncos are almost at full strength, with only long-term absentee Keiran Dixon (three weeks from fitness) and Jordan Atkins (shoulder) out of contention. On his side’s chances of getting off the mark ... Read More »

Tim Smith: I feel like a little kid at school again


On-loan Wakefield half-back Tim Smith has likened his return to the Wildcats to a young child going to school. The Australian has rejoined his old club on a season-long loan after failing to impress at Salford Red Devils. In the following video, he admits he wasn’t playing his best at Salford but insists he was putting maximum effort into every ... Read More »

Tim Smith returns to Wakefield on loan


Former Wakefield half-back Tim Smith has joined the Wildcats for the rest of the season on a loan deal from new club Salford Red Devils. The Australian, who was one of Super League’s top performers in 2013 with the West Yorkshire club, is yet to forge a successful partnership with Rangi Chase after signing for the Red Devils before the ... Read More »

Webster: Avoiding the drop not main goal


This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. New Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster has passionately declared that beating the drop ... Read More »

Danny Kirmond: Agar one of best coaches I’ve worked under


Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond has paid tribute to outgoing coach Richard Agar, who he credited for his development as a player. Agar stood down from his role at the West Yorkshire club yesterday, 24 hours after losing to relegation rivals Bradford, but insisted results were not to blame. Kirmond, who claimed to have “mixed emotions”, told the Yorkshire Evening Post: ... Read More »

Richard Agar: Why I left Wakefield


Former Wakefield coach Richard Agar says a desire to compete was the reason for his departure from the Wildcats yesterday. The French national coach, who is Trinity’s 10th longest serving boss, revealed he had made his decision to step down a month ago and insisted it was not related to a run of poor results. Agar told the Yorkshire Evening ... Read More »

Webster pays tribute to departing Wakefield coach

Former Wakefield coach Richard Agar. ©RLPhotos

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster has paid tribute to departing boss Richard Agar, after he assumed control of first-team matters with immediate effect. Webster – who has served as Agar’s assistant at both Hull FC and the Wildcats, has been appointed as head coach after Agar left the club on Monday. And the Australian was quick to assert that ... Read More »