WILDCATS DUO SUFFER BREAKS

Wakefield suffered a double injury blow ahead of Friday’s clash with the Rhinos with Jamie Rooney and former Rhino David Wrench both ruled out for at least two months.

Wakefield suffered a double injury blow ahead of Friday’s clash with the Rhinos with Jamie Rooney and former Rhino David Wrench both ruled out for at least two months with broken bones. Rooney, who has run up 112 points in his side’s first 10 league and cup matches, is thought to have suffered a double fracture of his lower leg during the Wildcats’ 42-10 win at Castleford on Saturday. Wrench, who has been in the best form of his career this year, was carried off on a stretcher during Saturday’s game and X-rays have confirmed a broken fibula. "Jamie is at the fracture clinic on Monday so we’ll know more after that but it’s looking like June or early July for both of them," said coach Shane McNally. "It’s disappointing for Jamie and Dave because they’ve both worked hard this year and it’s a massive blow to us. We don’t have a huge squad and a lot of rookies make up our 25. But it’s the nature of the beast. It gives an opportunity for some of these blokes to step up and get experience." Wakefield, who have won three of their four away matches, take on unbeaten League leaders Leeds at Belle Vue on Friday.