Feature: A reason for Wakefield fans to be optimistic for 2015

When Rugby League goes through its enormous restructure next year, there are some clubs who will perhaps feel more optimistic than others about their chances in the new system. Clubs like Bradford and London, for example – who have been relegated, yet have strengthened incredibly well.

And for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, they may not quite feel as optimistic as their Super League rivals heading into 2015. With the bottom four being thrown into the ‘middle eight’ with the Championship’s top four clubs, there is a real danger that clubs like Wakefield could be in that mix, especially given how clubs around them such as Salford and Hull FC have heavily recruited to ensure they are in the top eight, as opposed to the middle eight, when the game splits.

But a quick glance at the Super League table over the past 11 rounds could very much give Wakefield fans a reason to be optimistic in 2015. Their form under boss James Webster has been nothing short of sensational – and that is reflected in a modified league table.

Webster has been in charge for 11 games, and Wakefield have won an astonishing six of those – as many as local rivals Castleford Tigers! In fact, the likes of Wigan and St Helens have only won one more than Wakefield in that period, perhaps illustrating just how impressive a start to life it has been for Webster.

So Wakefield fans – excited for 2015 yet? Here’s the table since James Webster took over 11 games ago.

1Huddersfield Giants1181217
2Warrington Wolves1181217
3Wigan Warriors1171315
4Castleford Tigers1162314
5St Helens1170414
6Wakefield Trinity Wildcats1161413
7Catalan Dragons1160512
8Salford Red Devils1160512
9Widnes Vikings1150610
10Leeds Rhinos114169
11Bradford Bulls114078
12Hull FC113268
13Hull Kingston Rovers113177
14London Broncos1110102