Peter Smith

Michael Monaghan signs up for Wakefield Trinity’s 2018 bid to aim higher

FORMER Lance Todd Trophy winner Michael Monaghan has joined Wakefield Trinity as assistant to coach Chris Chester.

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Kyle Wood is tackled by Ahton Golding.

Wakefield Trinity: Wood carving out a working partnership at hooker

KYLE WOOD is happy to share hooking duties for Wakefield Trinity this season.

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James Batchelor

Wakefield Trinity: Batchelor out to impress in friendly at the Bulldogs

BIG THINGS are expected of Wakefield Trinity’s teenage forward James Batchelor – and he could force his way into the side for their Betfred Super League opener at Hull KR in 20 days’ time.

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Trinity chairman Michael Carter at Belle Vue.

Wakefield Trinity: Raffle offers companies chance to win Belle Vue naming rights

BUSINESSES ARE being offered the chance to win naming rights for Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue Stadium in a draw next week.

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Danny Kirmond at yesterday's Wakefield Trinity media day.

Wakefield Trinity: Kirmond expects battle for second-row place this season

WAKEFIELD TRINITY captain Danny Kirmond admits he faces a fight for his place in the side this year.

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Wakefield's Tyler Randell. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Wakefield Trinity hooker Randell upbeat despite injury-hit start to season

PRE-SEASON CASUALTY Tyler Randell is hoping his luck will change after an injury-hit start to his Wakefield Trinity career.

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Tom Johnstone. PIC: Tony Johnson

Wakefield Trinity boss Chester happy but suffering from a few headaches

WINGER TOM Johnstone’s spectacular return from injury delighted Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester – and gave him a headache.

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Tom Johnstone. PIC: Tony Johnson

Wakefield Trinity 62 Halifax 0: Returning Johnstone adds gloss to Trinity’s big win

A HAT-TRICK from returning winger Tom Johnstone was the highlight of Wakefield Trinity’s 62-0 pre-season demolition of Halifax.

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Chris Chester.

Wakefield Trinity: Coach Chester is ‘wary’ of further injury blows

AFTER A costly injury blow in their opening pre-season game, Wakefield Trinity boss Chris Chester admits he will be “wary” during tomorrow’s second run-out.

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Ryan Hampshire.

Wakefield Trinity’s Ryan Hampshire out to put hometown club on map

NOW ON his fourth Super League club at the age of just 23, Ryan Hampshire is ready to settle down and find some stability at Wakefield Trinity.

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Pauli Pauli.

New boy Pauli Pauli feeling at home at Wakefield Trinity

LOCALS SHIVERING in the post-Christmas freeze should spare a thought for West Yorkshire’s overseas rugby league newcomers.

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SIDELINED: Wakefield's Tyler Randell.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Early injury blow for Wakefield Trinity leaves hooker Tyler Randell on sidelines

WAKEFIELD TRINITY are reeling from the news hooker Tyler Randell will miss at least two months of the new campaign.

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Wakefield Trinity coach, Chris Chester. PIC: Allan McKenzie/

Wakefield Trinity: Coach Chester more than happy to try out Hampshire at half-back

LOCAL LAD Ryan Hampshire has an opportunity to become one of Wakefield Trinity’s first-choice half-backs, according to coach Chris Chester.

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Mikolaj Oledzki made a big impression at Wakefield on Boxing Day. PIC: Steve Riding

Talking points from Leeds Rhinos’ Boxing Day victory over Wakefield Trinity

CHAMPIONS LEEDS Rhinos began their pre-season campaign with a 17-10 win at Betfred Super League rivals Wakefield Trinity.

Leeds Rhinos head coach, Brian McDermott.

‘Hard work is still to come’, says Leeds Rhinos’ coach Brian McDermott

DESPITE RECORDING their first Boxing Day win in three years, Betfred Super League champions Leeds Rhinos have some hard work to do before the season begins, boss Brian McDermott admits.

Jack Ormondroyd touches down for Leeds Rhinos against Wakefield Trinity. PIC: Steve Riding

Big-match verdict: Champions Leeds Rhinos wrap up year on a high at Wakefield Trinity

SEVERAL good individual performances, particularly from fringe players, warmed the crowd and gave both coaches something to think about, but injuries cast a shadow over the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge.

Chris Chester. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester refusing to rest on his laurels

AFTER shaking up Betfred Super League last season, coach Chris Chester reckons Wakefield Trinity will go into 2018 with a better squad.


Beverley chosen as starting point for biggest-ever Tour de Yorkshire ahead of grand finale in Leeds

NEXT YEAR’S Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Beverley and cover 711 km before finishing in Leeds three days later.

Samoa (blue) have been fortunate to reach the knockout phase of the RL World Cup but Tonga (foreground) have lit up the tournament. PIC: John Cowpland/

Inside RL: Pacific nations set to light up an until-now low-key World Cup – Peter Smith

WHEN NEWS broke that three Scotland players were being sent home from the World Cup in disgrace it was a shock to many sports fans – mainly because they weren’t aware a World Cup was taking place.

Matty Ashurst.

Matty Ashurst pens long-term deal at Wakefield Trinity

PLAYER OF the year Matty Ashurst has committed his long-term future to Wakefield Trinity.

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