Wakefield women face plum Sunday bash

Wakefield Trinity Ladies are hoping for a big crowd for Sunday’s home Championship game with Leigh Miners Rangers writes Jamie Hobbs.

The match, at Sharlston Rovers on 13 May, kicks off at 2.00pm and with the men’s team in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup action at Huddersfield on Friday night, and free admission on Sunday, there should be a bumper crowd at the ladies’ training and match-day base.

Wakefield Ladies were without a fixture last weekend but Head Coach Wayne Hirst insists the side’s momentum will be unbroken, saying: “Ideally we want to play every week but we’ve kept the training intense in the last fortnight and we enjoyed a good session with Keith Mason last week.

“We’ve got another session before the game, in which we’ll concentrate on our game-plan to hopefully continue our unbeaten run. Leigh Miners are a good side though, and they had a good win at the weekend in the cup, beating Whitley Bay by 54-4, so they’ll come confident.”

Captain Rebecca Brierley added: “Each week we are growing as a team, training is really paying off and the Ladies are giving it their all every game.

“I’m hoping for a better start this weekend; we started our last game at Stanningley poorly, but Wayne’s words at half-time were stern, and what we needed to hear.”

“This week we need a big defensive effort as Leigh Miners scored some points in their last game. The ladies are looking forward to a competitive game and I’m sure it will bring the best out of them.”

Vice-captain Kelsey Armitstead is also expecting a good game. She said: “We know Leigh will be a strong outfit so we have to play smart rugby, in recent weeks we have been a little sloppy in attack so we need to tighten that up in preparation for Sunday.

“As a team I am confident in our ability. We are building and growing each week, Leigh will be a great test for us and I expect it will be a brilliant game to watch.”

Wakefield Ladies would love the support of Trinity’s fans and this is a great opportunity for the club’s supporters to get down and show their support, hopefully on the back the men’s team progressing into the Quarter final of the Challenge Cup.”