With the season opener just around the corner we look at how the Trinity of Wakefield will go in 2019.
Wakefield Trinity, ever since the assignment of head coach Chris Chester, have grown from being a bottom four team to a team fighting near the top four. With the acquisitions they’ve made in 2019, they are sure to be back up there again in 2019.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Craig Kopczak (Salford Red Devils), George King (Warrington Wolves), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions).
Liam Finn (Newcastle Thunder), Scott Grix (Huddersfield Giants).
London Broncos (A), St Helens (H), Catalans Dragons (H), Leeds (A), Hull FC (A)
WHAT TO EXPECT
With the club finishing fifth in 2018, if that was 2019, Wakefield would have made the play offs. It is expected especially with the signings the club have made, for Trinity to push on and continue to challenge the big boys. With players like Danny Brough and his experience in the halves, along with youngster Ben Reynolds, and Jacob Miller, Wakefield have some dangerous but also talented players in the middle of the park. Expect a big, tough, challenging season for Chris Chester’s side, one with thrills and spills.
One man who over the years has upset some people in a Huddersfield jersey, is now in the White, Red and Blue of Wakefield – Danny Brough. The Super League veteran unexpectedly moved across Yorkshire, although its a move that has probably come at the right time for him. A fresh challenge awaits Brough. With 2019, eagerly anticipated to be the most competitive yet, Wakefield will be right within the hunt for a place in that top five so expect Danny Brough to be the man who will make the biggest impact on the field for Trinity.
Wakefield have made some good signings, some experienced and some less experienced. Craig Kopszcak and Danny Brough, being the older heads, and George King and Ben Reynolds being the younger heads, although King has been in quite a few finals with Warrington. You could give a strong argument that season after season, Wakefield play some of the best rugby in beating some of the so called ‘big boys’, but don’t get credit for it. Will 2019 be any better?
They have a varied start in the draw with St Helens and Leeds in the opening five. It will be interesting to see how they go as they head into March. They also have Catalans in the opening exchanges who’ve bought in some brilliant players, one including Sam Tomkins.
Top Tryscorer – Tom Johnstone
Top Pointscorer – Danny Brough
Club Player of the Year – Craig Kopsczak
WHERE WILL WAKEFIELD TRINITY FINISH?