2020 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Sunday 16th February, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Mobile Rocket Stadium

What is the expected weather for Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves? 8c with showers expected

What channel is Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves on? Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves? Wakefield Trinity vs Warrington Wolves cannot be streamed live in the UK

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Warrington Wolves 23-16 Wakefield Trinity

THE TEAM NEWS

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

  • Wakefield were denied the chance to respond to their poor showing in round 1 at Hull KR as their game with Catalans was called off because of the poor weather last week and now face a huge challenge as they face Warrington.
  • Trinity were unable to name numerous players in last week's squad because of injury but the extra week off has served them well as it has allowed them to get a couple of bodies back in their squad.
  • George King and Jordan Crowther are the two to return and they take the place of Ryan Atkins and Connor Bailey but Trinity are still missing some big names with David Fifita one of those still sidelined.

21-man squad: Arundel, Ashurst, Batchelor, Crowther, Hampshire, Johnstone, Jowitt, Kershaw, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Navarrete, Pitts, Tangata, Tanginoa, Tupou, Westerman, J. Wood, K. Wood

Unavailable: Ben Jones-Bishop (Illness), David Fifita (Injured), Tinirau Arona (Injured), Alex Walker (Injured), Chris Green (Injured), Yusuf Aydin (Injured), Danny Brough (Injured)

Questionable:

WARRINGTON WOLVES

  • Warrington laid down a marker for the rest of Super League as they nilled reigning champions St. Helens in a dominant performance and their challenge will now be to back that up against a team that they are expected to beat in Wakefield.
  • The Wolves were superb last week and head coach Steve Price would have found it very difficult to make any changes to his side but his hand has been forced with Anthony Gelling stood down indefinitely whilst his off-field behaviour is investigated.
  • His place could be taken by Keenan Brand who is named in the Warrington 21-man squad for the first time but Gareth Widdop is also included as he pushes for a Warrington debut after overcoming a knock he suffered in the off-season and if he does prove his fitness, it is likely to mean a change of position for Stefan Ratchford who could revert to centre.

21-man squad: Akauola, Ashton, Austin, Brand, Burrell, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Johnson, King, Lineham, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Philbin, Ratchford, Robson, Walker, Widdop

Unavailable: Jack Hughes (Injured), Leilani Latu (Match Fitness), Chris Hill (Suspended), Anthony Gelling (Disciplinary Reasons)

Questionable: Gareth Widdop (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Warrington produced a brilliant performance as they sent a warning out to the rest of the competition with a superb showing against St. Helens last week. They head to Wakefield in a bid to back that up and could be boosted by the inclusion of off-season marquee signing Gareth Widdop who will make his Warrington debut if he proves his fitness. Wakefield are still under-strength with numerous first-team players remaining on the sidelines and they are unlikely to be able to live with the Wolves who should cover -9.5.

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