1 Mar 2023

Match Preview | Wakefield Trinity

With our first Betfred Super League Away trip of the season on the horizon, we take a look at our opponents, Wakefield Trinity!

Giants Squad News

After our home opener defeat to Warrington Wolves, Ian Watson will be looking to kickstart the season with a win over Wakefield Trinity at the Be Well Support Stadium, with Trinity still looking for their first victory, having played a game more than the Giants.

There was no reported injuries during Friday's fixture, meaning yet again Ian Watson can select from a full compliment of his squad, bar Jake Connor who will miss Round 3 while he continues his recovery from injury, and Kevin Naqiama, who is confirmed to have a slight strain.

Head Coach Watson could look to freshen up his squad and make use of the depth, after the loss to Warrington.

The Opposition Team

Wakefield Trinity appointed rookie Head Coach Mark Applegarth in the off-season, after previous Head Coach Willie Poaching left the role, but the new man has already gained a huge amount of respect in the Rugby League world for his coaching style and respect.

However, after a tough start to the season, Wakefield were defeated on both occasions, firstly 38-24 at home to Catalans Dragons, and then 60-0 last Friday a the hands of a very strong Wigan Warriors side.

The home side will be looking to bounce back after this loss, so that's one that the Giants will have to be wary of when they make the short journey to Wakefield on Friday evening.

Key Men

Wakefield, although having lost their opening two fixtures, still pose a real threat to the Giants, especially at home where they picked up a large chunk of their points in 2022.

New recruit, Morgan Smith impressed in the Betfred Championship last season for neighbours Featherstone Rovers, and having made the move to Super League, has also impressed the Wakefield faithful in both games, starting in the hooking role.

You can't forget influential half Mason Lino, who can kick goals for fun, and also has a superb running game for Trinity, with the Samoan half one to watch on Friday evening.



Last Season

As shown in the graphic above, we did the Super League double over Trinity last season, with both games being won by two points, an unforgettable Golden Point win at home to finish off the regular season in 2022 with Will Pryce kicking a pressure penalty.

The Giants will be looking to replicate their form vs Trinity as we seek a first win of the 2023 Betfred Super League season, we hope to see you their at the Be Well Support Stadium, with tickets now on sale!

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Match Information

Venue - Be Well Support Stadium, Wakefield, WF1 5EY

Kick Off - 7:45pm

Tickets

Adults - £25 

Over 65's - £20

U17's - £10

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