GIANTS V WILDCATS MATCH PREVIEW

posted on 28 March 2016

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats travel to neighbours Leeds Rhinos for the second installment in this busy Easter Period on Monday, kick-off 3pm.

Fresh from a Good Friday victory in the first game in charge for Head Coach Chris Chester, Wakefield will be looking to put back-to-back wins together for the first time since August 2015.

Chris Chester’s squad features three changes to the side that beat Huddersfield Giants 36-22 on Friday: Injured trio Anthony Tupou, Ashley Gibson and Stuart Howarth make way for Tinirau Arona and Jason Walton, who make their first appearances since the defeat at St Helens along with Andy Yates.

Wakefield’s opponents Leeds Rhinos are coming off the back of an agonising 18-14 defeat to West Yorkshire rivals Castleford Tigers on Thursday Night.

Leeds are sitting just above the Wildcats on points difference in the Super League table after a poor season by the champions’ high standards, both sides on four points.

Injuries have played havoc with the Rhinos’ season so far and their squad for Monday’s game features many changes: Brett Delaney, Danny McGuire, Ryan Hall and Carl Ablett have all been ruled out through injury after being named in the squad for their last game. In come Mitch Garbutt, Brad Singleton, Mitch Achurch and Jordan Lilley.

Wakefield’s last league game against Leeds at Headingley was in April 2015, the Leeds Rhinos proving too strong for Trinity on this occasion, the game finishing 48-22.

Wildcats 19-Man Squad: Chris Annakin, Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, Liam Finn, Craig Hall, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop, Max Jowitt, Danny Kirmond, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Jonny Molloy, Scott Moore, Nick Scruton, Mickael Simon, Mikey Sio, Jason Walton, Andy Yates.

Rhinos 19-Man Squad: Zak Hardaker, Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Rob Burrow, Keith Galloway, Beau Falloon, Adam Cuthbertson, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Liam Sutcliffe, Brad Singleton, Mitch Garbutt, Jimmy Keinhorst, Mitch Achurch, Anthony Mullally, Josh Walters, Ash Handley, Jordan Lilley, Brett Ferres

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