How Wakefield Trinity could line up in 2023 under Mark Applegarth

Many have written off Wakefield Trinity ahead of the 2023 Super League season, but something exciting is definitely brewing at Belle Vue for the new season.

So, here’s how they could line up under Mark Applegarth.

Fullback: Max Jowitt
One of Super League’s most underrated fullbacks, Max Jowitt has everything. He offers power, speed, strength and skills from the back. He is a consistent performer and trustworthy at fullback.

Wingers: Jorge Taufua and Lewis Murphy
Wakefield Trinity are blessed with wingers. They have four wingers in the shape of Taufua, Murphy, Tom Lineham and Lee Kershaw. All four deserve a crack in 2023 but the power of Taufua and the speed and finishing power of young Murphy could see them start the season as the first choice wingers.

Centres: Samisoni Langi and Reece Lyne
Corey Hall has the number three shirt but injured right now, Samisoni Langi has the chance to cement himself in the role though he offers great versatility in other areas. Reece Lyne is a very steady and underrated centre.

Halfbacks: Lee Gaskell and Mason Lino
Another position where Wakefield Trinity have depth with Morgan Smith pushing these two for a starting spot. For now the experienced Gaskell and Lino will likely start.

Props: Jai Whitbread and Renouf Atoni
A great front row that could make Wakefield a dangerous proposition. Two powerful runners who can break tackles and get Trinity on the front foot based on the first two friendlies of their pre-season.

Hooker: Liam Hood
One of Super League’s underrated players, a quick and dangerous number nine. He has recovered from injury and is ready to start the 2023 season.

Second-rowers: Matty Ashurst and Jay Pitts
Two great backrowers with great engines and two players who can punch holes through defences when hitting strong lines. There is great experience in this backrow as well.

Loose-forward: Kevin Proctor
A powerful loose-forward with bags of experience. He is even a former NRL Grand Final winner and a former New Zealand international. He will impress at 13 and provide power down the centre of the field.

Substitutes: Jordy Crowther, Eddie Battye, Kelepi Tanginoa, Morgan Smith
Wakefield have a lot of good players they can name on their bench including Morgan Smith who can cover both hooker and the halves. In Jordy Crowther they have a different middle option in a ball player as well as the powerful Eddie Battye and Kelepi Tanginoa to provide impact.

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