Webster wary of Halifax threat in Challenge Cup

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats coach James Webster is under no illusions about the task posed by local rivals and Challenge Cup opponents Halifax on Friday night.

Fax have enjoyed a solid start to the season under coach Richard Marshall, and will arrive at Wakefield tipped by many to cause a potential upset against their higher-ranked opponent.

And Webster is only too aware of how good Fax are, and insists his side have prepared very well for the game.

“They’re a very capable team and a very good team. I’ve watched them a few times and their form shows how good they are – they’re equal fourth in the Championship,” he said.

“They’re sprinkled with players who have played a bit of Super League, and I’m sure they’ll come here with an attitude they can win. Some of their players and coaches will speak about how good a chance they’ve got of winning.

“Scott Murrell – a player I played with – is a guy I know very well, and he marshals them around the field well. Then there’s the likes of Andy Bracek and Luke Ambler, as well as Richard Moore. There’s lots of experience in that side.

“I’ve noticed a difference in training this week, maybe it’s because of the Challenge Cup that the intensity has gone up. We’ve prepared really well for it.”