After returning from a successful pre-season training camp in France, new signing Ali Lauitiiti is looking to use it as a platform from which to build on.
Wakefield returned from the trip last Sunday after enduring some hard training, which Lauitiiti said was a good way for the new squad to become familiar with one another.
“The boys have been great and it was a really good week,” he told Wildcats TV.
“All the boys got to know each other and some came out of their shell’s a little bit.
“The game was a real downer. We were disappointed and want to put it right this Sunday but it’s all work in progress.
“With a new squad it’s tough, but the closer the boys get and the closer the boys bond, learning to know each other’s plays and strengths it will become easier.”
This Sunday sees the Wildcats play local rivals Castleford at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium (kick-off: 3.30pm) in their fourth pre-season warm-up clash with Lauitiiti one of a host of new signings set to wear the red, white and blue on home turf for the first time.
He added: “The game has great history, and I’m looking forward to it.”
To see the full interview with the New Zealand and Samoan international visit the video tab on the home page of the Wildcats website, or click HERE.
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Prices for supporters who are not Gold Members, and for all supporters paying on the day, are £14 for adults and £5 for juniors/concessions.
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Interview written by Ben Whiteley.