Wakefield stun Catalans in a thriller

Jacob Miller kicked a quite incredible drop goal from the halfway line to make it nine wins from ten under Chris Chester as Wakefield coach.

The Wildcats, trailing 14-0 midway through the first half, battled back and, after Pat Richards missed a shockingly easy penalty attempt to potentially win it, Miller stepped up and nailed an unbelievable field goal.

Just as Warrington did during yesterday’s day one clash with Castleford, Catalans surged into a 14-0 lead midway through the first half courtesy of tries for Justin Horo, Jodie Broughton and Tony Gigot.

However, Trinity had hope when Ben Jones-Bishop scampered his way across the line and, when he finished magnificently in the corner to make it 14-12, hopes of a comeback were well and truly alive.

And Chris Chester’s side completed that turnaround when Mikey Sio dived over from short range – with Liam Finn again converting to make it 18-14.

But Catalans would hit back; first when Vincent Duport wrestled his way over the line, with Pat Richards converting to put the Frenchmen back in front.

And then Broughton scored his second from a fantastic pass from Todd Carney to extend their lead further.