Kear hoping to give his first love a “good hiding” on Thursday night

John Kear admits that while he would like to see former club Castleford win Super League if his current employers can’t, he would love nothing more than to “give them a good hiding” on Thursday to keep Wakefield’s own hopes of silverware well and truly alive. Trinity and the Tigers meet in a mouthwatering Thursday night clash this evening, with…

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Eleven players banned by tribunal: but Wakefield to appeal Reece Lyne suspension

Eleven players were suspended at the RFL’s latest round of disciplinary proceedings on Tuesday night: but it is understood one of the most significant ones will be appealed. Top-four chasing Wakefield Trinity have lost centre Reece Lyne to a two-match ban – but TotalRL understands the club are intent on appealing that suspension in a bid to get it overturned.…

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Chester insists Wakefield are not panicking ahead of Warrington clash

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has insisted there is no panic within the Trinity ranks as they bid to avoid a fourth successive defeat on Saturday night. Trinity face Warrington tonight looking to keep pace with the Super League play-off places following league defeats to Hull and Leeds, as well as a disappointing Challenge Cup loss to Salford. But despite that…

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Shaul double helps Hull beat Wakefield

Jamie Shaul recorded a brace as Hull FC eased past fellow top four hopefuls Wakefield Trinity 40-18.   Mahe Fonua and Craig Huby were sinbinned for Hull and Wakefield respectively after a scoreless opening 15 minutes. The extra room allowed Shaul to cross for the opening try of the game before Fetuli Talanoa brought the hosts into double figures. James Batchelor…

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Chester and Wakefield set their sights on the top four ahead of Hull clash

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester believes that three wins from the club’s final five league games will be enough to secure a top-four finish ahead of the Super 8s as they head to Hull tonight. Trinity are seeking an immediate response from last week’s disappointing Challenge Cup exit at the hands of Salford, as they head to the KCOM Stadium in…

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

Leeds v Castleford (8pm, Sky Sports) Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan return to the fray for Leeds as they take on league leaders Castleford this weekend. The experienced duo missed last week’s victory against Featherstone due to injury, but both are included here. Ashton Golding also has a chance of returning. There is a blow for Castleford with captain Michael…

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Salford v Wakefield: Three key battles in tonight’s Challenge Cup quarter-final

Ahead of tonight’s first Challenge Cup quarter-final between Salford and Wakefield, TotalRL takes a look at where the game could be won and lost for the Devils and Trinity.. Robert Lui v Liam Finn Both Lui and Finn have been the standout half-back for their teams in recent weeks – and you suspect whichever of the two gets the upper…

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Kirmond eyeing a slice of Challenge Cup history with Wakefield

Growing up in and around Wakefield, it goes without saying Danny Kirmond knows a fair bit about his hometown club’s affiliation with the Challenge Cup. Trinity have had some special performances in the sport’s oldest competition, winning it on five separate occasions. However, their last win came all the way back in 1963 – and their last appearance in the…

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