Wakefield coach Willie Poching: We’re not safe yet

Willie Poching Wakefield Trinity SWpix

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Wakefield coach Willie Poching insists his team are not yet safe from relegation after a 30-12 win over Wigan lifted them four points clear of Toulouse.

Trinity boosted their Super League survival prospects with the 18-point win at Be Well Stadium, with only four games of the regular season left.

But Poching is remaining cautious, despite the impressive victory over the second-placed Warriors.

“Every win is important, every good performance counts to us getting some consistency,” he said.

“But I thought today, it counts for a lot. We’re not home and hosed, we’re not done yet. We’ve still got four games coming up in a short period of time, which is a challenge in itself for us, and trying to keep the bodies and minds as fresh as possible to deliver that again, because that’s what we need to do.

“We’ve shown that a couple of times in the past couple of weeks, we’ve got to be consistent with it and they know that.

“I’m really proud of their hunger and desire today. It was a real team effort, a team performance.

“We did it from minute one to minute 80. We had a real desire to defend our try-line.”


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We can’t rely on what Toulouse are doing, insists Willie Poching

Wakefield were led brilliantly by their half-backs, with Mason Lino kicking five goals and setting up several tries, while Jacob Miller crossed himself for a four-pointer.

But Poching emphasised: “The proof is in the mathematics, there’s four games to go, there’s eight points there.

“Toulouse are not going to die wondering, they’re going to throw everything at their challenges ahead. We have to worry about ourselves and not rely on what they’re doing.”

Wakefield face Hull, Hull KR, St Helens and Huddersfield in their final four games of the season.

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