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Wakefield vs Leeds


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Wakefield v Leeds (Fri)

Date: Friday, 15 February
Kick-off: 2000 GMT
Venue: Belle Vue

Wakefield coach John Kear has named an unchanged 18-man squad with winger Damien Blanch the only injury absentee.

Half-back Jamie Rooney, who did not feature in last week's win over Bradford, could be recalled.

Winger Ryan Hall has been dropped by Leeds coach Brian McClennan in place of Lee Smith, who he replaced last week.

Nick Scruton is also included in place of fellow prop Luke Burgess while new father Kevin Sinfield is expected to captain the side.


Wakefield (18-man): Blaymire, Martin, Atkins, Reilly, Rooney, Brough, Watene, Drew, Sculthorpe, Ferres, Demetriou, Obst , Bibey, Henderson, Wilkes, Leo-Latu, Ferguson, Moore.

Leeds (18-man): Webb, Donald, Toopi, Senior, Smith, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Diskin, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis, Sinfield, Lauitiiti, Bailey, Scruton, Kirke, Ablett.


Always a tough game for Leeds, although it always seems to be at Headingly where the Wildcats spring their surprises. I can't look past Leeds, although their players might slowly begin to turn their heads toward the up and coming WCC clash...


The Wakefield forwards will have to go some to nullify that Leeds pack and provide a platform for Brough & Rooney.

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