Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity: Preview

Richie Myler Leeds Rhinos

Catalans Dragons welcome Wakefield Wildcats to the Stade Gilbert Brutus this evening after a tough 43-26 loss away to the Castleford Tigers, their third defeat in a row. Trinity, who currently sit one point above their opponents, enter the game after a 28-24 win over the Leigh Centurions at home last week.

The Dragons enter this game in very poor form and seem to have gone downhill since their star signing Greg Bird was injured at Leeds. After a promising start to the new campaign, the French outfit now sit outside the top eight and won’t find things easy against a Wakefield side who beat them in Perpignan last season.

Catalans will welcome back Justin Horo, Thomas Bosc and Mickael Simon to their squad as they replace the injured Brayden Wiliame, Paul Seguier and Thibaut Margalet.

Having won three of their last five, Trinity bounced back from a disappointing loss at Leeds by coming from behind to perhaps slightly fortunately beat Leigh last weekend. This match in the South of France won’t be an easy one, but Chris Chester’s men will certainly fancy their chances.

Wakefield an unchanged side to face the Catalans Dragons and looks to build on their last result with the same team that beat the Centurions last Thursday evening.

Catalans Squad: Inu, Yaha, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Anderson, Horo, Bousquet, Garcia, Bosc, Baitieri, Duport, Simon, Burgess, Thornley, Albert, Da Costa.

Wakefield Squad: Allgood, Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Batchelor, Fifita, Finn, Grix, Hadley, Hirst, Huby, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Kirmond, Miller, Tupou, Walker, Williams, Wood.

Referee: Gareth Hewer

Touch-judges: P Graham and R Thompson

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