CUP PREVIEW: WILDCATS Vs. STAGS

posted on 20 April 2013

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats host Hemel Stags at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium in the 4thround of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup later on today, kick-off: 6pm.

The road to Wembley starts today against Hemel.

Team news

Wildcats head coach Richard Agar will make numerous changes to his side from the one that fell to defeat against Warrington last Sunday.

New signing Jon Molloy is set to debut alongside under 19s pair Danny Maskill and Ben Shulver while a number of other youngsters will get their chance.

Danny Cowling, Lucas Walshaw and Liam Kay are three players that could make their first Wakefield appearances of the season while returning prop Justin Poore will captain the side.

Andy Raleigh, Kyle Amor and Oliver Wilkes could join the Australian in the pack in a strong looking side to take on the Championship One outfit.

View from Hemel

Today’s fixture is the first ever meeting between the two sides in any competition and Hemel’s head coach Troy Perkins admits it will be great occasion for his side.

“To be in the mix at this stage is great for the club and it doesn’t get much bigger or better than drawing Super League opposition. Wakefield are a great club so the experience for our guys to play against them will be fantastic.

“We’ve had a few good wins and we’ve gone close in the other games so we’re in pretty good form. We’ve nothing to fear against Wakefield.

“We know there’s no pressure on us. We’re not expected to win. I just want our players to go out there and compete and we’ll enjoy the moment and work hard – this is the cup and it’s anyone’s game.”

Programme preview

The Trinity is priced at just £2 this week in a one-off trimmed down edition which still includes all of your favourite features.

Read the latest news from Chairman Andrew Glover who announces the brand new initiative to support the club which he has teased supporters with on Twitter. He reveals all the information along with a step by step guide on how you can make a massive difference to your club.

Richard Agar also gives his latest views and there is a superb write-up on today’s visitors, the Stags. The two page spread looks back at their history, current campaign and how the club is looking to develop which will give the Wildcats supporters a good eye opener into the Championship One club.

The feature interview is this week with Reece Lyne as the speedster discusses his introduction to life at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and how today’s game provides an opportunity for a polished performance while starting on a cup run.

The Trinity also takes a stroll down memory lane with a look back on some standout Challenge Cup games over the last 51 years while it also includes the latest news on community and club news.

Fanzone

Once again the Wildcats Fanzone is open with it providing a great place for supporters to visit before the game. A bouncy castle, balloon modelling and place to get your latest merchandise is just three of the excellent features of the Fanzone, new for 2013 so make sure you pop in on your way into the ground.

Turnstile and bar opening times

Wildcats scholars are also in action today as they host Hull KR at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, kick-off 2.30pm.

Entry for the under 16s game is free for Gold Members or £3 for adults and £1 concessions / juniors for non-members.

Cats Bar will open at 4pm while Trinity Bar will be open from the start of the scholarship game where the Challenge Cup tie between Hull KR and St. Helens will also be screened.

There is an option to stay in the ground for the first team game after the conclusion of the scholars fixture. Supporters will have to notify stewards on the turnstiles that they intend to stay for both games so they are allocated the correct match ticket.

Anyone only wishing to watch the Scholarship fixtures will be asked to vacate the Stadium before turnstiles open for the Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth round tie.

Following queries from a number of supporters over recent weeks the club can confirm any section of the stadium that is undercover is strictly a no smoking area. Please respect other supporters and the ground regulations as this does include the North Stand, the South-West corner and the East Stand.

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased on the turnstiles for just £10 adults and £5 concessions / juniors, providing great value for a Wildcats first team game.

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