WILDCATS V BULLS - MILLION POUND GAME

posted on 2 October 2015

Tomorrow afternoon sees Wakefield Wildcats face Bradford Bulls in the Million Pound Game at Belle Vue! Kick-off 2.50pm.

The winner will secure Super League status for 2016 and the losing team will be playing in the Kingstone Press Championship next season. Both sides are going into the fixture on the back of a defeat as the Wildcats were turned over by Sheffield and the Bulls were comfortably beaten by Halifax last time out.

The two sides last faced each other in Round 2 of the Super 8s Qualifiers and the Wildcats ran out comfortable 48-18 winners at Belle Vue. Trinity raced into a 30-6 half-time lead and despite Bradford getting over for the first score of the second-half, the Wildcats scored further tries through Reece Lyne, Matty Ashurst and Jacob Miller to end any comeback hopes.

Brian Smith makes just two changes to his 19-man squad; Anthony Walker and Scott Moore both return from injury. They replace Matty Ashurst and Scott Anderson, who suffered a knee injury last weekend.

However, Bradford make eight changes to their squad as James Lowes welcomes back Captain Adrian Purtell alongside Jake Mullaney, Danny Williams, Dane Nielsen, Adam O'Brien, Adam Sidlow, Tom Olbison, Dale Ferguson and Danny Addy.

Speaking ahead of the game, Smith said:

"I believe that we have got a strong squad to go out there on Saturday. They have worked extremely hard in training this week and we have the mentality and confidence to get the win."

The 19-man squads in full are below:

WILDCATS: Jowitt, Lyne, Tupou, Arundel, Johnstone, Miller, Godinet, Simon, Sio, Scruton, Kirmond, Washbrook, Annakin, Mullally, Yates, Lauitiiti, Walker, Tansey, Moore.

BULLS: Baile, Pitts, Purtell, Williams, Lauaki, Siejka, Gaskell, O'Brien, Sidlow, Mullaney, Nielsen, Blythe, Addy, Olbison, Mellor, Crossley, Ferguson, Clough, M. Ryan

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