Team news: Wakefield v Wigan (Fri)

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Five starting players are missing for Wigan this week, while Wakefield have named an unchanged side. 

Adrian Lam have made five changes to his Wigan outfit that lost at Castleford Tigers last week. Dom Manfredi, Jarrod Sammut, Joe Greenwood, Ben Flower and Sean O’Loughlin are all sidelined with injuries.

Sam Powell returns for the Warriors, while Morgan Escare, Taulima Tautai, Liam Paisley and Joe Shorrocks come into the squad.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has named an unchanged squad to the one that beat Huddersfield Giants last time out. Danny Kirmond and Anthony England could feature for Trinity after missing out on the matchday 17-man squad last Friday.

The Super League match takes place at the Mobile Rocket Stadium on Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Drew’s dabble: Wigan to win by 11-15 points is 12/1.

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

Wigan’s 19-man squad: Joe Bullock, Joe Burgess, Liam Byrne, Tom Davies, Morgan Escare, Zak Hardaker, Oliver Gildart, Willie Isa, Tommy Leuluai, Romain Navarrete, Liam Paisley, Ollie Partington, Sam Powell, Dan Sarginson, Jake Shorrocks, Morgan Smithies, Taulima Tautai, George Williams.

Wakefield are priced at 8/13 to come out on top, while Wigan’s odds to take the spoils are 11/8.

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