Wakefield Trinity trio ruled out of Leeds Rhinos clash

WAKEFIELD TRINITY will be without three players for their Super League opener against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:08 pm
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Eddie Battye and Kyle Wood have been ruled out by calf injuries while Max Jowitt is sidelined with an ankle problem.

Those are the only players unavailable to head coach Chris Chester as he prepares his side for a return to competitive action.

“We won’t have Eddie Battye or Kyle Wood,” he confirmed.

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“They have both picked up recurring calf issues. By round two, we should have everybody back in play.

“It is just one of those things. Max Jowitt has done an ankle but he will be fit and available for round two.”

Mason Lino picked up a knock in the friendly against Dewsbury Rams on March 14 but Chester says the half-back will be fit for Saturday’s trip to Leeds.

He added: “He is fine, he will be playing. He is going to be fit and raring to go, there is no worries there.

“Off the field, he has been really good. He has been at clubs with some really strong cultures.

“He is a really good professional and has been fantastic for the younger guys as well. I am looking forward to seeing him in his first competitive Super League game.

“He will get better as the season gets on and I am looking forward to seeing that combination there with Milky [Jacob Miller] and seeing what that brings.”