Wakefield head coach Richard Agar says he is not reading too much into Wigan’s 84-6 victory over Hull KR on Monday ahead of tomorrow’s game at the DW Stadium.
The Wildcats kick-off their game against the Super League leaders at 3pm on Sunday in one of the toughest fixtures on the calendar. That was only emphasised when Shaun Wane’s men were remarkably the only team in the league to produce two wins over the Easter weekend.
The Warriors beat rivals St. Helens 28-16 on Good Friday before demolishing Rovers to climb to the top of the table but the Wildcats boss isn’t paying too much attention to the blow out scoreline.
“Only that it probably confirms what a quality team they are,” admitted Agar.
“Some people may have been asking questions at the start of the year as they’ve had such a great turnover of quality players.
“It would appear they have eased effortlessly into what is a very good system in a very strong team, full of real high calibre rugby players and athletes as well. They are an exceptionally powerful, strong and fast team and their performances in some games this year have been outstanding.
“I haven’t seen too much of the Hull KR game and I’m not too sure we’d glean too much from watching such a one sided affair but watching the Saints game I thought their opening half hour in that game was outstanding.
“Wherever you look you find one or two week spots, I think they’ve probably got less than most sides and I think the way they all know their jobs on attack but probably allied to the level of execution that they deliver it is what sets them apart from most teams.
“They have an in-built, very strong mentality and it’s going to be a very strong challenge for our boys, we lost against them twice last year.
“It’s a game we’ve got nothing to lose in and I want our boys to throw everything we’ve got at them and hopefully we can go there put up a good show and be really competitive.”
Agar was asked by the press if the third and final game in such a short amount of time can catch teams out and he explained it is certainly something he has thought about.
“We’ve just been talking about that, let’s hope so in Wigan’s case, let’s hope Hull KR have lulled them into a false sense of security.
“I think sometimes the third game is the hardest one to deal with but you never know, time will tell. Our games over the Easter period have been very contrasting but we do feel with this one we feel like we’ve had an adequate rest and preparation leading into it.”
You can listen to Richard Agar’s full press conference via the clubs Sound Cloud account HERE where he also discusses Monday’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup draw and if the Wildcats dual-reg players will feature in this weekend’s third round draw.
Tickets are no longer available from the Wildcats retail outlets and can instead be bought on the turnstiles at the DW Stadium. Adults tickets are priced at £21 and concessions £15 which includes over 60’s, full time students with a valid ID, under 16’s and ambulant disabled.
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