Wakefield Trinity started the season with fourteen consecutive losses which left them planted at the bottom of Super League and looking down the barrel of the relegation gun, however last night marked a momentous occasion in the 2023 campaign as it was the first time Trinity got themselves out of twelfth place since round two.
That was because Castleford Tigers fell to a 28-0 defeat to Huddersfield Giants and therefore dropped below Trinity, who have had a recent run of form that has breathed fire into the relegation battle.
Just seven weeks ago when Wakefield lost to twelve man Leigh Leopards at Magic Weekend, and Castleford defeated Leeds Rhinos, no one could have foreseen any hope for Trinity.
Four wins in six since then coupled with just one win for the Tigers has created a dramatic run towards the end of the season.
Cas are now in a state without a head coach and with five consecutive losses, and even worse they now have to head to Belle Vue and face Trinity in a match that is being dubbed the ‘relegation Grand Final’, much like in the 2006 season.
That year Wakefield survived and it’s looking like that could be the case this year as well with Trinity boasting a record of four straight wins at home and it’s now been confirmed that they’ll be supported by a packed out crowd against Castleford.
That’s come with the club tweeting that the game is now officially a sell out, even though it is being broadcast live in Sky Sports as well meaning that the hottest ticket in all of rugby league will be Belle Vue on the 18th of August.
SOLD OUT! 🎟
— Wakefield Trinity (@WTrinityRL) August 5, 2023
Wakefield do have one more game before then when they face Hull FC tomorrow afternoon and a win in that would be even more of a psychological blow for their West Yorkshire rivals at Wheldon Road.