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.
|6||Wakefield Trinity Wildcats||11||6||1||4||13|
|8||Salford Red Devils||11||6||0||5||12|
|13||Hull Kingston Rovers||11||3||1||7||7|