Wakefield Trinity: Chester wary of threat from ‘exciting’ Castleford Tigers

Chris Chester
Chris Chester

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats boss Chris Chester is mindful of the threat posed by rivals Castleford Tigers in Sunday’s Super League derby at Belle Vue.

Trinity know that avoiding defeat will secure a magnificent sixth-place finish to the regular season and a win over their local neighbours will give them a boost before the Super 8s, as well as next week’s massive Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington Wolves.

Chester said: “In terms of what they [Castleford] do with the ball, they are an exciting group of players.

“Luke Gale has probably been the form half-back in the competition all season, along with Milky [Jacob Miller] and Denny Solomona, what a finisher that guy is.

“Daryl [Powell] has got them playing a really good brand of football. It’s exciting to watch and I enjoy watching them.

“They have got a lot of threats on the edges but also a very tough, workmanlike pack, all willing to work hard for each other.”

Chester added: “They are a similar team to ourselves and it makes for an interesting game on Sunday.”