Wakefield Trinity vs St Helens Round 2 Super League Preview

Wakefield will be looking to give a more respectable account of themselves than the previous week, Trinity going down at the hands of London as the Capital club ran rampant against the visitors. St Helens had a much more enjoyable first week back, beating fierce title rivals and current Super League Champions, the Wigan Warriors, 22-12 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Wakefield claimed the home leg of last season's games, beating high flying Saints 24-20 at the Mobile Rocket Stadium. When these two sides met again eight rounds later they would be once again only be separated four points, this time Justin Holbrook's men claiming the win in a 34-30 thriller, Saints would then go on to beat Wakefield in the Super 8s by a more convincing scoreline of 36-16.

Crasig Huby and Danny Kirmond have been drafted in to this week's 19 man squad, they replace the injured James Batchelor and Tyler Randell, two pivotal players who's presence will be missed on Sunday. St Helens make just one change to their 19 man squad from last week, James Bentley comes in for Jack ashworth who has been sent to the Leigh Centurions to get some more in game experience.

Wakefield Trinity: Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, Danny Brough, Jordan Crowther, Anthony England, David Fifita, Ryan Hampshire, Justin Horo, Craig Huby, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop, George King, Danny Kirmond, Craig Kopczak, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Bill Tupou, Kyle Wood

St Helens: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Theo Fages, Danny Richardson, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Joseph Paulo, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Matty Lees, James Bentley, Lachlan Coote.

I'm going to have to go with St Helens for this one, they were in phenomenal form last week against the Warriors and have stayed relatively injury free over the course of the off season. Wakefield never looked like mounting a challenge last week against, with the greatest of respect, less prominent opponents. I'm backing Saints by 13+ points.


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