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 appearance against the Rhinos on Sunday – believes the squad are determined to ensure it was just a minor blip, by ending Leeds’ Challenge Cup dream.
“It is a great opportunity to bounce back this week after letting each other down last Sunday. We definitely didn’t see it coming. We are a really tight bunch and the first thing we are worried about is ourselves and the standards we set ourselves as players,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“That performance just didn’t reach that level. We are out now to make sure it was just a one-off and we head back in the right direction on the back of that.
“At home I think we are capable of beating any team. Leeds are obviously a really good squad, with some great talent in there, but I believe we’ve got a really good squad as well. We can challenge them.”
Read an extended interview with Kirmond in Monday’s edition of League Express.