Jack Harbidge previews the Round Five clash as Wakefield host Catalans at the Mobile Rocket Stadium….. This is what we have to look forward to.
Venue: Mobile Rocket Stadium
Kick-off: Friday 30th April, 18:00 BST
Last Five Meetings
10/04/2021 Catalans Dragons 26 – 6 Wakefield Trinity (Challenge Cup)
04/10/2020 Catalans Dragons 40 – 8 Wakefield Trinity (Super League)
22/08/2020 Catalans Dragons 36 – 24 Wakefield Trinity (Challenge Cup)
15/08/2020 Wakefield Trinity 0 – 58 Catalans Dragons (Super League)
06/07/2019 Catalans Dragons 44 – 10 Wakefield Trinity (Super League)
Wakefield come into their round five encounter off the back of a spirited performance against Hull FC last time out and look well poised to try to claim a first win for the season back on home turf.
Trinity bring two new signings into the squad for the clash with Olly Ashall Bott and Josh Eaves joining on loan from Huddersfield and St Helens respectively. Talismanic playmaker Jacob Miller remains out injured.
Catalans Dragons welcome back Joel Tomkins who returns from suspension while Joe Chan also comes into the side, replacing Matt Whiteley and Benjamin Julien respectively. The visitors come into this off the back of a disappointing loss to Warrington last time out and will no doubt be looking to make amends this week.
They have dominated the fixture in recent years and now face a perfect match up to do so again. The French side should capitalize on their advantage in both the forwards and backs, though a rejuvenated Trinity side on home turf will run them close.
Catalans Dragons by 4