Wakefield and Wigan will both be pleased with their form of late but something is going to have to give on Sunday as the two teams meet in the Challenge Cup.
Only one side can book a place in the final four of the competition as Wakefield look to make it five wins in a row as Wigan hope to maintain their strong start to 2022 which has seen them lose just once this year. With just 80 minutes separating both from a semi-final, which team will move one step closer to the final.
21-man squads and injury news:
The big news for Wakefield is the return of Lee Gaskell after his outstanding performance last week for Trinity’s reserves as he registered five assists. There’s of course still no Tom Lineham, another of Wakefield’s major signings going into the new season. David Fifita is in the fold as one of many options Willie Poching has down the middle of the field.
21-man squad: 1 Max Jowitt, 2 Tom Johnstone, 4 Reece Lyne, 6 Jacob Miller, 7 Mason Lino, 8 Eddie Battye, 9 Liam Hood, 10 Tinirau Arona, 11 Matty Ashurst, 12 Kelepi Tanginoa, 13 Jay Pitts, 14 Jordy Crowther, 15 Jai Whitbread, 16 James Batchelor, 17 Lee Gaskell, 19 Liam Kay, 22 Sid Adebiyi, 24 Harry Bowes, 27 Lewis Murphy, 30 Corey Hall, 35 David Fifita.
Like Wakefield, Wigan have named a strong squad boosted by Thomas Leuluai’s return from a one-match ban. Iain Thornley could play for the first time since picking up an injury in Round One with Liam Marshall out injured. Bevan French could also make his first start of the season. Kaide Ellis is still suspended.
21-man squad: 1 Bevan French, 2 Jake Bibby, 3 Zak Hardaker, 4 Iain Thornley, 6 Cade Cust, 7 Thomas Leuluai, 8 Brad Singleton, 9 Sam Powell, 10 Patrick Mago, 11 Willie Isa, 12 Liam Farrell, 13 John Bateman, 14 Morgan Smithies, 16 Harry Smith, 17 Oliver Partington, 19 Ethan Havard, 20 Liam Byrne, 22 Joe Shorrocks, 23 Jai Field, 25 Sam Halsall, 28 Brad O’Neill.
Kick-off time and TV details
The game kicks off at 14:30 at Belle Vue.
Coverage starts on BBC Two from 14:00.