Team news: Wakefield v Catalans (Thurs)

Wakefield are without two key forwards for Thursday, but Catalans are set to welcome back David Mead and Fouad Yaha.

Chris Chester has made two changes to his Wakefield Trinity side that lost to St Helens last nine days ago. Danny Kirmond and Craig Huby are ruled out with injuries and have been replaced by Keegan Hirst and James Batchelor.

Catalans Dragons coach Steve McNamara has made three changes to his outfit that beat Huddersfield Giants last time out. Antoni Maria, Mead and Yaha come in for Arthur Romano, Julian Bousquet and Alrix Da Costa.

Recent re-signing Yaha is currently waiting for his registration to go through but he is expected to play.

Ben Garcia is also set to return for the Dragons after missing their win over the Giants.

The televised Super League clash takes place at the Mobile Rocket Stadium, 7:45pm kick-off.

Drew’s dabble: Wakefield have home advantage and they are priced at 10/11 with a -4.5 handicap.

Wakefield’s 19-man squad: Tinirau Arona, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst, James Batchelor, Danny Brough, Jordan Crowther, Anthony England, David Fifita, Ryan Hampshire, Keegan Hirst, Justin Horo, Tom Johnstone, Ben Jones-Bishop, George King, Craig Kopczak, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Bill Tupou, Kyle Wood.

Catalans’ 19-man squad: Tony Gigot, David Mead, Brayden Wiliame, Lewis Tierney, Samisoni Langi, Matty Smith, Remi Casty, Micky McIlorum, Sam Moa, Kenny Edwards, Benjamin Garcia, Mickael Simon, Benjamin Jullien, Matt Whitley, Mickael Goudemand, Antoni Maria, Jason Baitieri, Sam Tomkins, Fouad Yaha [once registration goes through].

Wakefield’s odds are 22/1 to come out on top, while Catalans are priced at 11/8.

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