Wakefield Trinity are four points adrift at the bottom of the league after they lost to Castleford Tigers last night.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Bill Arthur made a bold statement about relegation hinting that it could be more damaging than usual because of IMG’s changes:
“It is their worst start to a season, worse than their six defeats from six at the start of 2021 and of course there is so much hanging on this season with the structure and shape of the game changing.
“Clubs very much conscious of their need to survive and be ready for the new environment.”
Terry O’Connor added: “Lots of sides are nervous and this Wakefield side have been a bit away in recent weeks but missing 18 tackles like last week just isn’t good enough.”
Meanwhile, Jon Wells emphasised how the success of Leigh has caused problems for Wakefield:
“No I don’t think it is because of how well Leigh Leopards have started to life in Super League they have put the cat amongst the pigeons.
“Wakefield certainly won’t have been expecting to trouble the Grand Final dressing rooms at the end of the year but they would have been going ‘we have Leigh Leopards and history tells us the side who goes up goes straight back down.’
“That’s not happened.”