19-man squad vs Wakefield

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19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by josie andrews » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:40 pm

Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by josie andrews » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:50 am

Bullock expecting battle

Joe Bullock previews Friday’s Betfred Super League game with Wakefield Trinity.

Prop says his side are determined to put last week’s defeat to Castleford Tigers behind him.

Bullock: “We have to take each game, week by week, and put right what we did wrong last week.

Joe Bullock believes Wakefield Trinity will provide a ‘similar’ test to Wigan Warriors’ last Betfred Super League outing on Friday night.

The prop forward is relishing the chance to play at another ‘old and traditional ground’ as he is looking forward to the atmosphere at The Mobile Rocket Stadium.

He said: “It’s going to be another tough game. It will be similar to Castleford, as they’ve got a big pack. We have to be prepared for that physical battle.

“They’ll be confident coming up against us on their own pitch. We have to be prepared for what they’re going to throw at us.

“It’s an old and traditional rugby league ground. The fans are right on top of you and that’s part of the challenge when you go to the games like that. You have to ride that atmosphere and focus on ourselves and playing our own game.”

Wigan were defeated 38-28 at Castleford Tigers last Friday, after giving away a 20-0 at the Mend-A-House Jungle.

Bullock explained the importance of the Warriors improving their confidence ahead of a busy Easter schedule, including Good Friday’s derby against St Helens.

He stated: “We did a lot of good things against Castleford, but a lot of bad things too. We had to use the 20-0 lead to our advantage, but we didn’t, so we now have to learn from that and put it right this week.

“It’s important we build momentum going into the Easter period too. We can’t look past this week though, as Wakefield is our priority at the moment.

“We have to take each game, week by week, and put right what we did wrong last week.”

You can get your tickets for Friday night’s game by calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket office in person.


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Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by josie andrews » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:52 am

We're ready - Tautai

Taulima Tautai previews Wigan Warriors’ Round 10 Betfred Super League trip to Wakefield Trinity.

Prop forward set to return to his former club on Friday night.

Tautai: “It’s going to be a tough game for us. We’ve done some work on Wakefield and their strength is definitely through the middle.”

Taulima Tautai says Wigan Warriors have had the ‘best preparation’ ahead of Friday evening’s trip to Wakefield Trinity.

The prop has admitted there has been a key focus on defence in training in the past week, as the Warriors let slip a 20-0 lead to lose 38-28 against Castleford last time out.

Tautai, who made 26 appearances for Wakefield between 2013 and 2014, revealed his excitement of going back to the Mobile Rocket Stadium in Round 10 of the Betfred Super League.

“It was a very tough review to watch from the Castleford game, especially after having a big lead at the start,” Tautai said.

A lot of their tries came through the middle, so we’ve worked a lot on our contact, defensively, this week. We feel we have prepared the best we can.

“I’m looking forward to going back. I’ve been there a couple of times since I left, and the fans haven’t been too harsh on me!

“I have very favourable memories there, but when it comes to Friday, I’m looking to do the best for my team and help us take away the two points.”

The 31-year-old forward is expecting a hard battle on Friday night and has picked out Trinity’s middle pack as the main threat for the Warriors.

Tautai added: “It’s going to be a tough game for us. We’ve done some work on Wakefield and their strength is definitely through the middle.

“They’ve got a lot of big players like David Fifita and Tinirau Arona who are a threat for us. David has been great for them and he’s their heartbeat in the middle of the park.

“It’s not a coincidence that they’re scoring a lot of points. It’s our challenge to try and stop him as much as we can to keep him contained.”

Tautai also commented on the recent news that Dom Manfredi will be out for the season after suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury against Castleford.

“As a club and a group of men, we’re all behind him and will support him as best as we can.

“It’s so sad for it to happen to someone as talented as Dom. All the boys have taken the news hard because he’s such a good bloke to have around the team.”

You can get your tickets for Friday night’s game by calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket office in person.


https://www.wiganwarriors.com/news/2019 ... 0LTHHw.99
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by medlocke » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:56 pm

Wakey fans don't sound very salty

Sarge is poop, Missed tackle, Penalty & a knock on all in 3 minutes, Superb player :shock:

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by pearsy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:59 pm

Sarge is worse than poop

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by medlocke » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:13 pm

Go on Budge, Go round him, It's only Danny Brough, He's 62 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by ancientnloyal » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:15 pm

How good is it having Joe B back.

Cmon Wigan! Let’s get the win

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by ancientnloyal » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:24 pm

Alan Hunte really sounds like he needs to just gulp

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by widdenoldboy » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Anyone else having trouble with Wigan TV sound?

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Re: 19-man squad vs Wakefield

Post by Caboosegg » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:29 pm

widdenoldboy wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Anyone else having trouble with Wigan TV sound?
Yes ive just had to go to bbc radio west yorkshire sport. Bbc radio manchester isnt playing it on my app despite the website saying it is
RL's biggest issue is the constant negativity of its own fans.

support verb [ (ENCOURAGE)

"to agree with and give encouragement to someone or something because you want him, her, or it to succeed"

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