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22 Mar 2018 by TSZ

2018 Super League – Warrington Wolves vs Wakefield Trinity Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Friday 23rd March, 19:45

Where? The Halliwell Jones Stadium

What channel is it on? Warrington Wolves vs Wakefield Trinity will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://shop.warringtonwolves....

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Atkins, K. Brown, M. Brown, Charnley, Clark, Cooper, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, G. King, T. King, Lineham, Livett, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Roberts, Westwood

Unavailable: Matty Russell, Ben Currie, Declan Patton, Morgan Smith, Dom Crosby

  • Warrington produced a solid display in awful conditions as they nilled Catalans last week, scoring 26 unanswered points in the south of France.
  • New signing Josh Charnley goes straight into the 19-man squad and is set to make his debut after arriving from Sale Sharks in his second cross-code switch. Ryan Atkins also returns after missing out through injury last week with Dom Crosby and Morgan Smith making way.
  • The 26 points scored against Catalans was the highest that Warrington have posted in a game all season. They will hope that is the catalyst to improve their attack with them still just averaging 14.6 points per game.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

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

Unavailable: Chris Annakin, Joe Arundel, Jordan Baldwinson, Tinirau Arona Kyle Wood

  • Wakefield’s game with Widnes was abandoned after 27 minutes of action with the snowstorm that hit West Yorkshire enough for the officials to decide the game couldn’t continue.
  • Chris Chester has made two changes to his 19-man squad this week with Tinirau Arona and Kyle Wood making way for Keegan Hirst and James Batchelor.
  • Wakefield will be hoping to maintain their positive starts to games this season, having scored the first try of the game in all five of their contests so far this year.

THE PREDICTION

Warrington host Wakefield in what could be one of the most entertaining games of the weekend. Warrington were impressive last week to keep Catalans scoreless but the challenge for them will be to maintain that level of performance against more difficult opponents than the Dragons proved to be. Wakefield should be the fresher of the two having only played 27 minutes last week but face a Warrington side on a high. This could be a really close contest with either side capable of claiming the points but Wakefield might just have the edge.

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