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Sun 9 Aug: SL: Wakefield Trinity v Wigan Warriors KO 3.15pm (Sky Sports)

Who will win?  

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  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Wakefield Trinity
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    • Wigan Warriors
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Could be the use of subs determine this if it is like other games which have been very fast paced. Wigan missing quite a few in Clubb & Gildart injured plus Flower and Partington suspended.

Wigan line up maybe - 

French,. Manfredi, Hardaker, Bibby/Hankinson, Marshall, Hastings, Leuluai, Burgess, Powell, Bullock, Isa, Farrell, O'Loughlin.  Subs - Byrne, Smith, Clark, Smithies.

Interesting to see the Trinity named squad.  

 

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I think Wakefield are probably the team that will suffer most from lack of home advantage / fans.  Would have been a great game at Wakey but can't see anything other than a Wigan win at Headingley.

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At a guess the trinity line up might be:

  1. Gigot
  2. Kaye
  3. Lyne
  4. Tupou
  5. Johnstone
  6. Jowitt
  7. Miller
  8. Arona
  9. Wood
  10. Kopczak
  11. Kirmond
  12. Tanginoa
  13. Westerman
  14. K Wood
  15. Batchelor
  16. Fifita
  17. Navarette
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On 06/08/2020 at 19:37, Father Ted said:

Could be the use of subs determine this if it is like other games which have been very fast paced. Wigan missing quite a few in Clubb & Gildart injured plus Flower and Partington suspended.

Wigan line up maybe - 

French,. Manfredi, Hardaker, Bibby/Hankinson, Marshall, Hastings, Leuluai, Burgess, Powell, Bullock, Isa, Farrell, O'Loughlin.  Subs - Byrne, Smith, Clark, Smithies.

Interesting to see the Trinity named squad.  

 

I'd hope Havard starts. He was our best player pre-lockdown.

I think a lot could depend on how much the new rules have an effect on teams. Our discipline isn't always the best and I think if we give away lots of repeat sets we could struggle. With Flower and Partington out we're missing our two best props defensively. Burgess, Bullock and Byrne are probably our weakest in defence and the ones I'd worry about if Wakefield forced us into doing a lot of defending. The other side to that is if we get on a bit of a roll and make Wakefield do a lot of defending then Burgess, Bullock and Byrne could really be a handful.

For this match I think it will just be a case of play the strongest side possible with the usual tactics and then see if the six again rule has any impact. We have a stronger squad than Wakefield but we've seen before that they are well coached and have beaten us easily in recent memory. Our last game before lockdown, against Salford, highlighted we weren't as strong as our league position suggested.

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2 minutes ago, Barry Badrinath said:

Interesting by wakey  all standing 

Proud of that takes guts to stand up against the mind bullies

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Just now, Barry Badrinath said:

Hardaker is doing his best to ruin that for both of you

Quite

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so did wigan kneel for blm ? but wakey didnt?


the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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Just now, DavidM said:

That’s six more surely 

I think it was because he tackled the player thus it became an obstruction rather than it just being a case of not square interference.


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Some folks believe in fate and luck, some don't. But Johnstone's injuries could make a believer of Richard Dawkins.

Here's hoping it isn't serious.


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Ooh, nice delayed pass by Smith for Hardaker's try.


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