BIG MATCH PREVIEW: WILDCATS VS. DRAGONS

posted on 4 May 2013

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats host Catalan Dragons in round 14 of Super League at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium today, Saturday 4th May, kick-off 5:05pm.

The Trinity includes an in-depth interview with Tim Smith.

Team news

Wildcats head coach Richard Agar is expected to include prop Justin Poore after he missed the 28-26 victory over Widnes last week. That could be the only change to the team that produced a much improved performance which resulted in two Super League points.

Only Richard Mathers is unavailable through injury and has not been included in Agar’s 19-man squad which is unchanged.

Catalans have a number of players out through injury and they are Jason Baitieri, Scott Dureau, Brent Webb, Julian Bousquet, Steve Menzies, Louis Anderson and former Wildcat pair Olivier Elima and Daryl Millard. Their 19-man squad can be found HERE.

Previous meetings:

Wakefield: won 9

Catalan: won 9 (includes win in 2009 play-offs)

Wakefield highest score: 40-20 (H, 2007) (Widest margin: 38-14, A, 2011)

Catalan Dragons highest score: 42-22 (A, 2011) (Widest margin: 34-10, H, 2012)

Programme preview

The Trinity this week includes an in-depth interview with Wildcats star playmaker Tim Smith.

The three-page article focuses on how the scrum-half believes Wakefield need to be more ruthless when they take the lead after letting a number of games slip through their grasp in 2013, including the away game in France.

The Trinity is priced at just £2.50 for the 64-page edition which is packed full of Wildcats news, interviews and reviews along with the latest goings on in the world of rugby league.

Read the latest news from Chairman Andrew Glover who discusses a fantastic offer in relation to an offer with the Magic Weekend tickets and Foxy Bingo sign ups.

Richard Agar also gives his latest views and there is an interesting write-up on today’s visitors focusing on head coach Laurent Frayssinous and Leon Pryce.

The Trinity also takes a stroll down memory lane with a look back on some standout games against Catalan in their short history while it also includes the latest news on community and club news.

The insightful Stat Attack is back with Opta’s Top 10s with a preview of the 5th round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup amongst a series of other interesting pages in this week’s edition which provides tremendous value for money!

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 under 19s are in action against Featherstone today with the game getting underway at midday.

The 18-man squad to play Rovers: Cook, Macdonald, Doherty, Conway, Johnstone, Lee, Kittrick, Trout, Murphy, Healy, Day, Walton, Kilday, Teanby, Wick, Anderson, Hunte and Vincent.

If you can’t make the early kick off then follow @Club1873 on Twitter for commentary throughout the game.

Cats Bar will open at 2pm while Trinity Bar will be open at 11am for the academy game that gets underway at midday.

All turnstiles will open at 3.30pm and you can gain entry for the academy game from 11am at the usual turnstile which is closest to reception on the East Stand.

Following queries from a number of supporters over recent times 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 £22 adults and £12 concessions / juniors, providing great value for a Wildcats first team game as well as an academy game.

If Gold Members wish to stay for both games they will need to inform the turnstile operator so the voucher for the Catalan game can be withdrawn from their booklet. If any Gold Members plan to leave between the games they need to make sure the turnstile operator is aware so they do not tear out the Catalan voucher.

Non-members will be charged full entry price of £22 adults and £12 concessions / juniors and will be able to watch the double header for the same price. If supporters only wish to watch the under 19s game then they can return their tickets to the Stadium Box Office no later than 3pm.

Supporters who leave swiftly after the conclusion of the academy game will receive a refund of £19 adults and £11 concessions / juniors. Tickets will need to be purchased from the Stadium Box Office before the academy game to receive the refund.

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