posted on 11 January 2013

Wakefield Wildcats captain Danny Kirmond is looking forward to this weekend’s home clash with Featherstone Rovers.

Danny Kirmond can't wait for the visit of Featherstone.

Trinity host their local rivals at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday (kick-off: 3pm) in the only home trial game ahead of the 2013 campaign. The Wakefield Express is the city’s weekly paper and this week includes a preview of the fixture and Kirmond’s thoughts on Justin Poore avoiding a suspension.

The back page lead is focused around former Featherstone utility man Kirmond facing his former club for the first time since leaving in 2007. The consistent second-rower left the Big Fellas Stadium for Huddersfield in 2007 before joining the Wildcats for 2012 and he told the Express Sunday will be an important occasion.

“It’s a game I’m really looking forward to,” Kirmond told the Express.

“I spent some good years at Featherstone and it’ll be the first time that I’ve actually played against them since I left.

“It’ll be a really good test for us because they did really well last season.

“It’s a local derby too so hopefully it’ll be as entertaining for the fans as the Boxing Day match was.”

The newspaper which is out every Friday also includes the skippers thoughts on Justin Poore and information on ‘Trinity Together’ – which is a new scheme set-up by the Wildcats Community Trust which can be seen HERE. Page 52 includes an article describing how the Wildcats are setting up a Past Players Association which will be organising a dinner with the club asking any former Trinity players to email

‘A dry cat and a shaved kitten’ is the headline for charity duo Ben Cockayne and Wildcat Kitten Kate Atkinson who are raising money for Cancer Research UK. Winger Cockayne is taking part in the Dryathlon campaign while the 14-year-old Kitten is preparing to shave all her hair off, full story will be on the Wildcats website at the beginning of next week.

The Wakefield Express is available every Friday for 85p with in-depth coverage of the Wildcats every week and online coverage on a daily basis.

Tickets are available for £10 adults on Sunday if members purchase before the day of the game while concessions and juniors will be charged at £5, regardless of pre-purchased. Adults tickets are £12 on the gate.

You can purchase your Featherstone tickets from any of our retail outlets at the Ridings Centre, Trinity Walk or Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office or by calling 01924 211 611 / 201548.

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