Wakefield v Toulouse: Escare set for Trinity debut & Hood returns from injury


Morgan Escare is set to make his Wakefield Trinity debut against Toulouse after joining the club on loan from Salford. 

Escare, 30, joins the club on an initial two-week loan deal from the Red Devils. He has featured in Salford’s reserves so far this season.

Hooker Liam Hood returns to Willie Poching’s squad following injury. England international centre Reece Lyne has also been named alongside Corey Hall.

Wakefield will be without captain Jacob Miller for Friday’s match against Toulouse. The Australian half-back failed a HIA in their loss at Headingley against Leeds.

Winger Tom Lineham continues to watch from the sideline with injury. He left the action early in his side’s loss to St Helens earlier in February.

Toulouse searching for first win

Toulouse continue to search for their first win of the season after coming agonisingly close against Wigan in round four.

Harry Smith kicked a last minute drop-goal to claim a 29-28 victory. Wigan scored first through Jai Field before adding another, but Toulouse soon after gained the lead and looked on course for their first win of the season but for Smith’s boot.

Scrum-half Lucas Albert left the game against the Warriors with a head injury, but has been named in the squad for Toulouse.

Ellis Robson made his debut for the French side on loan from Warrington last week and is included.

Tony Gigot collected two Man of Steel points following the Wigan fixture and has been named. 

Wakefield: Johnstone, Lyne, Lino, Battye, Hood, Arona, Ashurst, Tanginoa, Pitts, Crowther, Whitbread, Batchelor, Kay, Croft, Walker, Aydin, Adebiyi, Bowes, Hall, Escare, Fifta.

Toulouse: Marcon, Albert, Navarrete, Hansen, Dixon, Peyroux, Marion, Pelissier, Puech, Bretherton, Paulo, Garbutt, Hankinson, Sangare, Armitage, Russell, Pezet, Ashall-Bott, Gigot, Robson, Stefani.

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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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