2018 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos Preview


When? Sunday 08th April, 15:00

Where? The Mobile Rocket Stadium

What channel is it on? Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

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




Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Baldwinson, Batchelor, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Huby, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kirmond, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: David Fifita, Anthony England, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Mason Caton-Brown, Chris Annakin, Jordan Crowther

  • Wakefield lost their second game of the Easter period in dramatic fashion as Marc Sneyd’s last-minute drop goal from his own half sealed a one-point win for Hull. Wakefield had battled back well to get themselves level but Sneyd’s drop goal meant a 27-26 defeat for Trinity.
  • Captain Danny Kirmond returns to the 19-man squad having missed the last few games. Ben Jones-Bishop also returns whilst Justin Horo is named having been a late call-up for the Hull game. Chris Annakin, Jordan Crowther and Mason Caton-Brown all drop out.
  • Having won their first four games to start the season, Wakefield have now lost their last four. They also snapped their losing streak on Monday but had their hearts broken and that defeat may affect their confidence heading into this fixture.


Head Coach: Brian McDermott

Squad: Ablett, Briscoe, Dwyer, Ferres, Golding, Hall, Handley, Jones-Buchanan, Moon, Mullally, Myler, Oledzki, Parcell, Singleton, Smith, Sutcliffe, Walters, Ward, Watkins

Unavailable: Nathaniel Peteru, Adam Cuthbertson, Mitch Garbutt, Brad Dwyer, Jack Walker, Jimmy Keinhorst, Brett Delaney

  • Leeds bounced back from their disappointing draw with Huddersfield on Good Friday as they dominated Salford on Easter Monday. The Rhinos produced a professional performance as they won 20-0.
  • Brian McDermott welcomes back Jamie Jones-Buchanan after he was rested on Monday whilst youngsters Cameron Smith and Mikolaj Oledzki retain their places after some impressive performances recently.
  • The nilling of Salford highlighted Leeds’ solid defence with the Rhinos boasting the third best defensive record in the league. From their eight games, they have conceded just 129, an average of 16.1 points per game.


Wakefield lost their fourth game in a row on Monday and now face a Leeds side that have lost just two games this season. Trinity were came away from a trip to Hull empty handed after they were beaten by a last-minute drop goal whilst Leeds enjoyed a comfortable win over Salford as they scored 20 unanswered points. Wakefield need to stop the rot of risk slipping into the battle for the Middle 8s whilst Leeds have their eyes on keep tabs on those above them. Leeds head into this with the better form and should add another win here.