Wakefield have received a bitter injury blow with the news that prop Dave Fifita will miss the rest of the season through injury.
The 30-year-old has been playing through the pain barrier over the last couple of weeks – but the amount of pain Fifita is in has forced Trinity to put him in for an operation on his foot immediately.
Fifita will not play against in 2019 as Wakefield look to avoid the drop with games against Hull KR, Wigan, Warrington and London.
Wakefield coach Chris Chester told BBC Radio Leeds: “Dave Fifita won’t play this week.
“We’ve made the call to get Dave some surgery on his foot which will rule Dave out for the rest of the season unfortunately.
“He’s been hanging on and hanging on for this surgery and we thought we could get through it without surgery but due to the discomfort he is in, it has meant we have needed to get it done sooner rather than later.
“We’ve got that base covered with Chris Green, Adam Tangata and Anthony England. All three will play this weekend.”