Nines pride, says Kear

posted on 31 August 2010

It might not have been a ‘golden’ moment for the Wildcats but the 2010 Carnegie Floodlit Nines at Headingley Carnegie Stadium will still provide a moment of pride for the Wildcats and their Head Coach John Kear.

They emerged from their qualifying group against Leeds Rhinos and Wales as winners and faced Bradford Bulls in the semi-final.

At the end of normal time the Wildcats and Bulls were tied at 22-22 but Bradford made it to face Wigan warriors in the Final after Rikki Sherrife managed to squeeze past the defence for the clinching ‘golden point’ try.

Kear said: “The boys played with great passion and were a great credit to the club.

“We were disappointed not to reach the Final of this great competition but we took a great deal of encouragement from the fact that we came so close.

“The way the boys took up the challenge was very pleasing and if can translate that commitment and enthusiasm to our last game in Engage Super League XV against Salford City Reds on Sunday then we shall be well equipped to give a good account of ourselves.

“”It was also very pleasing to give those Trinity fans that did follow us to the Nines something to cheer about.”

The Wildcats beat Wales 14-8 and then the Rhinos 18-12 in the qualifying group.

The Wakefield points in the Final included tries by Danny Kirmond, two from Daryl Millard and Ben Jeffries.

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