Two debuts and a few injuries: Wakefield Trinity confirm squad for Leeds Rhinos clash

Wakefield Trinity Head Coach Mark Applegarth has named a strong squad for the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge on Boxing Day against Leeds at Headingley, kick off 11.30am.

The squad includes new signings Morgan Smith and Renouf Atoni who will both make their first appearances in Trinity colours. Samisoni Langi, recent signing from Catalans, will feature in our January friendlies having only just started training, whilst Kevin Proctor will arrive with on 27th December.

Fullback or halfback Robbie Butterworth will get the chance to impress in his second Festive Challenge, whilst youngsters Oliver Pratt and Joe Law will be hungry for action after progressing from the Trinity academy.

A few senior players are missing with minor injuries according to the club and won’t be risked on Boxing Day, but will be back in contention for our January outings.

The squad in full is:

Matty Ashurst (C)
Renouf Atoni
Eddie Battye
Josh Bowden
Harry Bowes
Rob Butler
Robbie Butterworth
Jordy Crowther
Sam Eseh
Lee Gaskell
Max Jowitt
Lee Kershaw
Joe Law
Tom Lineham
Mason Lino
Reece Lyne
Lewis Murphy
Jay Pitts
Oliver Pratt
Morgan Smith
Jai Whitbread
Dane Windrow

Leeds Rhinos have named the following side:

5 Ash Handley
28 Max Simpson
30 Levi Edwards
16 Derrell Olpherts
23 Liam Tindall
20 Morgan Gannon
1 Richie Myler
22 Sam Walters
9 Kruise Leeming
18 Tom Holroyd
33 Joe Gibbons
19 James McDonnell
25 James Donaldson
Substitutes:
14 Jarrod O’Connor
17 Justin Sangare
31 Leon Ruan
17 Mackenzie Turner
42 Tom Nicholson-Watton
34 Alfie Edgell
32 Oli Field
38 Jack Smith

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