Interim boss Willie Poching “happy with whatever decision” Wakefield make

Wakefield’s interim coach Willie Poching says he is happy with whatever decision the club makes in determining who coaches Trinity in the 2022 Super League season.

Assistant Poching took over when Chris Chester was sacked in August and has led Wakefield to five wins from seven games.

The former New Zealand and Samoa international is a contender for the job permanently next year, but is remaining calm.

“We’ll see how it goes,” he said.

“The club have got their processes to go through. I’m happy with whatever decision they make, I’ve given myself the best chance possible.

“If it’s not to be then I’ve got no regrets. I’m really happy with the way the guys have responded and how they’ve gone about their business.

“That’s been my main focus, them on the field and getting them ready for games. Thankfully we’ve picked up some wins and if that transpires in helping me get what I’m after then so be it.

“But the club will make that decision.”

Trinity finished their campaign on a high with an eight-try demolition of the Airlie Birds, coming away 44-12 winners at Belle Vue on Friday night.

“It’s a great way for us to finish,” Poching added.

“We played with the right attitude. They made it tough for us in the second half.

“But it was a good way to respond after last weekend. It wasn’t hard at all to get the boys up for this game.

“I got a feeling on Tuesday how they were, they were really keen to right some wrongs from the Sunday previous. They were bouncing all through the week and they transformed it through onto the field this evening.”

Wakefield half-back Mason Lino set a record in Super League and the NRL on Friday, as he surpassed Hazem El Masri and Henry Paul with 36 consecutive successful conversions.


  1. Mason Lino broke the WORLD RECORD not just the SL and NRL record so lets tell it how it is a fantastic achievement. Trinity get overlooked all too often nows time for a celebration!!

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