The international break will have been a welcome one for both of these sides as Wakefield travel to Warrington and both sides presumably having reset from recent losses.
For Wakefield it’s been a sea of losses and the break has likely allowed them to simply refocus, it’s also allowed their signing of a former Man of Steel in Luke Gale who will now try help them out of their situation.
As for Warrington they’d started the season with eight wins from eight but two losses prior to the break probably meant that the week off came at a welcome time.
Of course plenty of their stars were involved for England including the impressive captain’s performance from George Williams but the Wire will still be hoping for a bounce-back win over Trinity on Friday night.
With Gale named in Mark Applegarth’s squad then it could be a case of former Man of Steel facing the incoming Man of Steel, with George Williams leading the points tally and having been superb all season.
Our 21-man squad for Friday's trip to the Halliwell Jones Stadium to face Warrington. 🐺
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— Wakefield Trinity (@WTrinityRL) May 3, 2023
It’s a much changed Wakefield side partly through the end or recalling of many loan deals including Innes Senior, Sam Hewitt and Rowan Milnes but the addition of Gale is a welcome boost.
Kelepi Tanginoa could also be set to feature for the first time this season.
As for their hosts they look close to full strength with just Gil Dudson the key man missing out, still serving part of his ban for striking Tom Johnstone.
📋 Round 11 squad news!
Two days until we return to the HJ 👊
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— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) May 3, 2023