AGAR WARY OF VIKINGS ATTACKING THREATS

posted on 8 July 2013

Head coach Richard Agar says the team are full of confidence ahead of the fixture with Widnes following a good run of results.

Richard Agar is wary of the attacking threats the Vikings carry.

Trinity have won their last three matches against Salford, London and Hull FC meaning they sit on the brink of a playoff place ahead of the game at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

Opponents Widnes are also vying for a place in the top eight and Agar believes they pose a real threat despite last weeks’ poor result against Leeds.

“I think they’ll be disappointed with a couple of their last outings but I think they did well to win at Bradford and they played well in patches against Leeds as well.

“I think they’re a threatening team particularly when they move right to left with the three or four guys they have got on that edge in Kevin Brown, particularly Gareth Hock and Rhys Hanbury who has been in super form this year, scoring some outstanding long range tries.

“I’m sure Denis is looking for a response in what is going to be a massive game for them ahead of their Challenge Cup quarter-final.“

Trinity will go into this match knowing victory could put them within striking distance of the play-off spots.

Despite Agar not been fully happy with the performance last Monday, he believes the team’s recent form has them full of belief ahead of this crucial encounter.

“We can take a lot of confidence out of the way we have played for three or four weeks now and we had a good win on Monday.

“It wasn’t our best performance I will say that, I thought defensively we were pretty good and I thought generally our line held up really well.”

“You have got to pay a big tribute to our middle guys against an experienced and a quality pack of forwards. I thought we really got on top of them and that went a long way towards gaining us the victory.”

“We can go into this with confidence as we’re in good spirits and it’s another one of those big games for us because we’re competing with a team that is competing with us to put pressure on the eight.”

This Monday’s match will see the team sporting a one-off red shirt that will raise awareness and funds for Heart Research UK.

To mark the occasion tickets are priced at just £13 adults and £8 juniors on the gate with a pound from each ticket sold going to Heart Research UK, so you’ll be helping a great cause.

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