2020 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Saturday 15th August, 2020 – 16:15 (UK)

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons? 23c, chance of showers

What channel is Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons on? Sky Sports Arena

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

Where can I get tickets for Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Catalans Dragons 44-10 Wakefield Trinity

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield Trinity put in a valiant effort against Wigan Warriors last week but their late fightback proved in vain as they were narrowly defeated by just a single point in their first game back in action.
  • Trinity looked dead and buried at 6-22 down but a wonder try from Tom Johnstone gave them hope but a Wigan drop goal ultimately proved to be the difference between the two teams.
  • Already without numerous players to injury, Wakefield will now have to cope without Johnstone for the next six weeks after he suffered an elbow injury whilst Max Jowitt also copped a knock and will be sidelined here.

21-man squad: Arona, Ashurst, Croft, Crowther, Fifita, Gigot, Hampshire, Kay, Kershaw, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Navarrete, Pitts, Tangata, Tanginoa, Tupou, Westerman, J. Wood, K. Wood

Unavailable: Ben Jones-Bishop (Illness), Danny Brough (Injured), Joe Arundel (Injured), Alex Walker (Injured), Tom Johnstone (Injured), Jordan Crowther (Injured), James Batchelor (Injured), Chris Green (Injured), Max Jowitt (Injured)

Questionable:

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans Dragons looked set for another disappointing outing following their big loss to St. Helens as Castleford Tigers raced into a 14-0 lead against them last week but the Dragons produced a brilliant comeback to earn a big victory.
  • The French outfit played some sublime rugby as they scored 40 unanswered points to completely turn the game on its head and earn their first victory since their return to Super League action.
  • The Dragons grew into the game and are now boosted by the return of Sam Tomkins from suspension whilst David Mead and Michael McIlorum are also fit enough to be included in the 21-man squad.

21-man squad: Baitieri, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Davies, Drinkwater, Folau, Garcia, Jullien, Kasiano, Langi, Maloney, Maria, Mead, McIlorum, Moa, Mourgue, J. Tomkins, S. Tomkins, Whitley, Yaha

Unavailable: Lewis Tierney (Injured), Mickael Simon (Injured)

Questionable: David Mead, Michael McIlorum

THE PREDICTION

Catalans Dragons secured a superb come-from-behind victory against Castleford Tigers last week and the French side will be hoping for more of the same as they face Wakefield Trinity. The return of Sam Tomkins and possibly Michael McIlorum could be huge for the Dragons who will take some beating on the basis of their display last week, before potentially adding two key players back in their spine. Wakefield Trinity were sloppy for large spells against Wigan Warriors last week and although they pushed them all the way, the Dragons should prove too good here and they can win by at least four points.

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