2020 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Thursday 3rd September, 2020 – 20:15 (UK)

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos? 15c, partly cloudy

What channel is Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos on? Sky Sports Mix

Where can I stream Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wakefield Trinity 0-10 Leeds Rhinos

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity’s woes continued as they suffered another big defeat last week with Warrington Wolves able to keep them scoreless and they have now lost all four games in all competitions since the restart.
  • Trinity were valiant in their efforts at the weekend and went toe-to-toe with the Wolves in the opening quarter but they failed to ask many questions and spurned their chances when they did get a roll on as they went down to a 36-0 loss.
  • Bill Tupou suffered a head knock and has joined the lengthy list of unavailable players for Wakefield but in what will be a like-for-like change, Reece Lyne makes a timely return from a suspension.

21-man squad: Arona, Ashurst, Bailey, Batchelor, Croft, Crowther, Gigot, Hampshire, Jowitt, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Navarrete, Senior, Tangata, Tanginoa, Westerman, J. Wood, K. Wood

Unavailable: Ben Jones-Bishop (Illness), Joe Arundel (Injured), Danny Brough (Injured), Tom Johnstone (Injured), Lee Kershaw (Injured), Alex Walker (Quarantined), Liam Kay (Quarantined), Jay Pitts (Quarantined), David Fifita (Disciplinary), Bill Tupou (Injured)

Questionable: Innes Senior

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds Rhinos produced their best display since the Super League resumption as they racked up 50 points against Salford Red Devils and the Rhinos will be eager to kick-on following that success.
  • The Rhinos raced into a 26-0 lead at the break as they produced some smart rugby and although the Red Devils threatened to produce a fightback at the start of the second half, Leeds were able to respond by pulling away as they claimed a 50-12 win.
  • In their quest to make it back-to-back wins, the Rhinos will still be without the services of Konrad Hurrell but in better news, Alex Mellor and James Donaldson are back in the 21-man squad after recovering sooner than expected from injuries.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, T. Briscoe, Donaldson, Dwyer, Gale, Handley, Holroyd, Leeming, Lui, Martin, McLelland, Mellor, Myler, Newman, O’Connor, Oledzki, Prior, Seumanufagai, A. Sutcliffe, L. Sutcliffe, Thompson

Unavailable: Jack Walker (Injured), Dom Crosby (Injured) Stevie Ward (Injured), James Donaldson (Injured), Cameron Smith (Injured), Alex Mellor (Injured), Konrad Hurrell (Injured), Adam Cuthbertson (Injured)

Questionable: James Donaldson, Alex Mellor

THE PREDICTION

Leeds Rhinos were arguably the most impressive winners in Super League over the weekend but they will be desperate to back that display up as they face struggling Wakefield Trinity. Leeds are listed as the away side for this but will enjoy the home comforts of Headingley in what should be another boost to them in their quest to reclaim a spot in the top four. Leeds were dominant in their win over Salford Red Devils and with Wakefield failing to even score a point in their game with Warrington Wolves, the Rhinos should be able to win big again with a margin of victory of at least 14 points on the cards.

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