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16 Mar 2018 by TSZ

2018 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Widnes Vikings Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Saturday 17th March, 18:30

Where? The Mobile Rocket Stadium

What channel is it on? Wakefield Trinity vs Widnes Vikings will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://trinity.mysportsticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Arona, Ashurst, Mason Caton-Brown, England, Fifita, Finn, Grix, Hampshire, Horo, Huby, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Kirmond, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Chris Annakin, Joe Arundel, Jordan Baldwinson

  • Wakefield suffered their first defeat of the season last week as they were beaten away at Wigan Warriors by 30 points to 18.
  • Chris Chester has made just one change to his 19-man squad from last week’s game with Keegan Hirst making way for Mason Caton-Brown.
  • Wakefield will be hoping they can bounce back to winning ways on their return to home soil and look to maintain their 100% home record in the process.

WIDNES VIKINGS

Head Coach: Denis Betts

Squad: Burke, Chamberlain, T. Chapelhow, Craven, Dean, Hanbury, Heremaia, Houston, Ince, Inu, Johnstone, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, Olbison, Runciman, B. Walker, Whitley, Wilde

Unavailable: Patrick Ah Van, Lloyd White, Stanton Albert, Jay Chapelhow, Alex Gerrard, Danny Walker, Wellington Albert, Hep Cahill, Tom Gilmore

  • Widnes fell to a disappointing defeat at home to Huddersfield last week with the Giants winning 16-28. The Vikings weren’t helped by Wellington Albert’s red card which has seen him pick up a two-match ban.
  • Albert, Hep Cahill, Tom Gilmore and Jay Chapelhow all miss out from this week’s 19-man squad and are replaced by Ryan Ince, Brad Walker, Macgraff Leuluai and Ted Chapelhow.
  • Widnes have conceded an average of 18.2 points per game this season and will need to produce a performance to bring that number down if they are to compete with Wakefield.

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield tasted defeat for the first time this season against Wigan last week and will now look to get back to winning ways when they host Widnes. The Vikings also come into the game off the back of a defeat after a disappointing loss at home to Huddersfield. Wakefield were perhaps unfortunate last week after they had several tries disallowed and will bounce back with a win this week.

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