Matt Peet on Wakefield’s threats and in-form Mason Lino

Mason Lino

Wigan coach Matt Peet believes Mason Lino is in his best form since joining Wakefield and is expecting a tough cup tie this Sunday.

The Warriors travel to Belle Vue for the quarter-final Challenge Cup clash, broadcast live on BBC.

Wigan have picked up just one win in their last four trips to the now-Be Well Support Stadium.

Wakefield head into the tie on a four-game winning streak, having most recently defeated Salford 30-24 at home.

They picked up a 16-12 victory over Warrington in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup, with Lino picking up the man of the match award.

Lino, 28, is enjoying a good run of form and currently has six Man of Steel points so far this season. The former NRL man has one try so far this season and Peet knows his side need to be at their best if they want to progress to the semi-finals.

Peet on Mason Lino and Wakefield’s talent

“I think most teams you prepare for, you look at the half-backs,” said Peet. “I think the two of them are a very good combination in Mason Lino and Jacob Miller.

“Personally, I think Mason is in his best form since he joined Wakefield.

“It’s only right that we discuss their strengths. We’re well aware of those two players as well as the rest of the Wakefield squad.

“They’ve got some exciting talent. You can start with the front-rowers in Fifita and Tanginoa. They’re names that would grace any team and if you see them in the dream team at the end of the year, you wouldn’t be surprised. 

“We know they’re a good team. They’re an exciting team and tough to beat, particularly at home.

“They have a good crowd and it’s quite a hostile environment. It needs a strong referee.

“They’re a good team and they will test you. They’ve got really good players and a lot of players that you’d pay to watch in Fifita and the halves and the back-line. They’ve got real class.”

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About Josh McAllister 1314 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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  1. Lino had a great kicking game he is in great form no doubt about it, we missed the big names but it was a great first half performance by Trinity!

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