posted on 13 June 2012

Wakefield Wildcats continued their magnificent form in the Nines last night after three wins out of three means they have qualified for finals night at Headingley on Tuesday 26th June.

Liam Kay goes in for a try on an unbeaten night in the Nines for the Wildcats.

Glenn Morrison’s men have won their last eight games in a row after losing the opening match two weeks ago and are now confirmed to have made finals night at Headingley on June 26th.

Trinity made a blistering start to the fun-filled evening against Huddersfield after tries from Dale Morton, Matty Wildie, Sam Fletcher and Liam Kay gave the hosts a 22-0 victory over the Giants.

Wakefield then sat out two games while Castleford played back-to-back games and were unsuccessful in both as Featherstone beat them 22-16 and the Giants made up for their opening loss by beating the Tigers 36-24.

Rovers were in confident mood going into the clash with the Wildcats in game four but came unstuck as tries from Fletcher, Josh Hardcastle, Kieran Hyde and Morton made sure the hosts kept up their 100% record in a 22-12 victory.

The team from the Big Fellas Stadium made it a double Super League scalp in their last outing after beating the Giants 22-12 to round off an impressive night for the Championship outfit.

The last game of the evening saw Trinity aiming to make it three wins out of three against arch rivals Castleford in the Nines tournament and after going behind early they made the dominance pay with a big victory. Chris Annakin scored a brace followed by scores from Fletcher, Kay and Morton with full-back Jordan Grayston ending the proceedings with a successful conversion and rounding off a night to remember with the boot for the academy product.

The Wildcats are wearing a special Club 1873 kit for the Nines. Club 1873 raises funds for the Wildcats youth programme which has brought through the likes of Matty Wildie, James Davey and Russ Spiers into the first team squad.

Assistant coach Glenn Morrison is in charge for the revolutionary format of the game and he was delighted with the application showed by his team.

“It was a good night, three wins against three good sides and all local derbies so we wanted to come out with the victories and we did well,” he said before heading back to join up with the Exiles camp.

“I think our first game against Huddersfield was the best we played all tournament because we showed some really good skill and shape. We fell off a little bit towards the end of the night but we managed to win every game and have now won our last eight matches.

“I think we have some really good players for this format so I am not surprised to how well we have done. As I have said previously I have played some sevens rugby back home so I wanted to bring the same structure sin the Nines and the boys have taken to the game plans very well.

“You certainly can have a bit of a game plan in this format and when we do it well we are looking really good. I know there will be some good teams that will make the final like Leeds who are still undefeated and Wigan as well so hopefully we can put in a good show when we come up against them boys.

Sam Fletcher in action against the Giants. Photo taken by Wakefield College Photogrpahy student, Chelsea Carrick.

“We don’t want to go over excited as there were no expectations to win it but we went into the competition to win games we didn’t just go in to compete and do our best, so far it has been going well and we have to keep the roll.”

Tuesday nights festival proved to be a big success with fans turning up to see where their money from Club 1873 is going and ended up leaving impressed as the clubs young guns shone.

Next Tuesday the Wildcats will host the last round of fixtures before finals night falls on the same day as the due date for the decision on Newmarket and should that go the Wildcat way then there is sure to be a big party atmosphere.

Touch rugby, a bouncy castle, the Wildcat Dolls and much more went on at Nines night.

Next week is going to be bigger and better with a live band performing throughout the night along with entertainment with the Wildcat Dolls, bouncy castle and much more. First team players will be in attendance to mingle with the supporters as Trinity look to storm into the Headingley finals night in top form.

Once again there will be top class hospitality at a great price of just £15. Enjoy all six games as Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield Giants and Hull FC travel to the Rapid Solicitors Stadium in the company of first team players with a hot and cold buffet and premium viewing on the 1873 Suite viewing balcony.

Ground admission is just £3 for adults / concessions with under 16’s getting in for free.

To book hospitality for the evening that gets underway at 6pm (first game 7pm) call 01924 211611.

To sign up for Club 1873 and help the club continue to produce exciting young talent like that on show last night, visit either of the clubs retail outlets at the Ridings Centre Store or Rapid Solicitors Stadium, or call 01924 211611.

More information on Club 1873 can be found HERE.

The Wildcats under 18′s are the next team to be in action at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium as they welcome Huddersfield Giants on Saturday (kick-off: 2.30pm).

Entry is free to Gold Members and just £3 for adults and £1 for juniors and concessions who are not members.

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