Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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It is set to be an emotional night at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, as prop Jamie Peacock makes his 500th appearance for the club against Wakefield Trinity Wildcats tonight. The Wildcats were actually Peacock’s very first opponents – on exactly the same day 15 years ago, 11 April 1999 – making it a poignant night to reach such a historic landmark. ... Read More »

Quick turnaround benefits Wildcats, says Richard Agar

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Richard Agar believes the quick turnaround has benefited his Wakefield Trinity Wildcats side, as they look to set the record straight against Leeds Rhinos on Friday. The Wildcats only faced their West Yorkshire rivals as recently as last Sunday in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup – when they were on the wrong end of a 60-6 thrashing. However, Agar believes the ... Read More »

Wakefield’s Chris Riley looking to prove doubters wrong

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On-loan Wakefield winger Chris Riley believes the squad are more than capable of causing a huge upset on Friday night, as they look to avenge last weekend’s heavy cup defeat against Leeds Rhinos. The Rhinos were rampant in a 60-6 win last Sunday, and the two sides meet again on Friday in a Super League clash. However, despite that heavy ... Read More »

Chris Riley extends stay at Wakefield Wildcats

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As reported in Monday’s League Express, it has been announced that Warrington Wolves winger Chris Riley will remain on loan at the Wildcats on a week-by-week basis. Riley joined the Wildcats on an initial one month stint at the start of March, making his debut in the win over Catalans Dragons at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium. He has appeared four ... Read More »

Match skill level with effort, asks Agar

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Wakefield Wildcats coach Richard Agar has asked his players to match their skill level with the effort they put in after watching them get on the wrong end of a 60-6 thrashing against Leeds Rhinos today. “The first 20 minutes they had a couple of chances but we thought we were competing well enough,” said Agar. “We talked about the ... Read More »

Match report: Wakefield Wildcats 6-60 Leeds Rhinos

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In a nutshell Leeds Rhinos outclassed Wakefield with 11 superb tries to cruise through to the next round of the Challenge Cup. How it unfolded 18’ – Rob Burrow opens the scoring after Leeds pile on the pressure. Sinfield converts: 0-6. 21’ – Sinfield unleashes a peach of a pass to put in Carl Ablett and extend the Rhinos’ lead. ... Read More »

Richard Moore to return for Wildcats after lay-off

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Wildcats prop Richard Moore looks set to make his first appearance of the season against former club Leeds after recovering from a string of injuries. The 32-year-old has battled both calf and hamstring injuries picked up in pre-season when pitch quality was poor, but is fit again and raring to go. Taulima Tautai (hand), Reece Lyne (toe) and Scott Anderson ... Read More »

Jones-Bishop dropped as Hall set for 200th appearance

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Leeds and England winger Ryan Hall is set to make his 200th appearance for the Rhinos this weekend after being named in their 19-man squad to face Wakefield at the Rapid Solicitors stadium on Sunday, in round four of the Challenge Cup. Coach Brian McDermott has named a strong squad to face the plucky Wildcats, featuring Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield ... Read More »

Danny Kirmond keen to cause cup upset with Wakefield

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Wakefield Trinity Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond insists Wakefield are out to cause a huge ‘cupset’ this weekend, as they take on West Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup. The Wildcats are coming into the game on the back of a thumping defeat against relegation rivals Hull Kingston Rovers but Kirmond – who will play his 200th career ... Read More »

Wildcats medic: RFL should introduce a ‘head bin’

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Wakefield Wildcats doctor John Lynagh has called for a change in the RFL’s rules on head injuries, so that clubs do not lose an interchange when a player is taken off the field to be assessed. The RFL introduced new measures regarding serious head injuries last month, as the worldwide scrutiny on the long-term impact of concussions and head knocks ... Read More »