Opposition in focus: Wakefield Trinity

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Leeds Rhinos are back on home soil this Friday as Rohan Smith makes his home debut against Wakefield Trinity in round 12 of the Betfred Super League. There’s plenty going on around the ground too as Leeds Rhinos Women kick off their Betfred Women’s Super League campaign off with a pre match curtain raiser against Huddersfield Giants, plus the Rhinos are celebrating all things World Cup.

Tickets are available to buy now from tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call the ticket office on 0371 423 1315.

Read more about Friday night’s opponents below:


Team Name: Wakefield Trinity

Home Ground: Be Well Support Stadium

Founded: 1873

Head Coach: Willie Poching

Club Captain: Jacob Miller

2022 League Position: Eleventh

Number of signings for 2022: Six

Championship/Grand Final wins: 1966-67, 1967-68

League Leaders’ Shield wins: None

Last major trophy: Division One Grand Final (1998)

Leading try scorer vs Leeds: Tom Johnstone (9 tries)

Leading points scorer vs Leeds: Jamie Rooney (61 points)

2022 Squad Numbers

Super League Form

Last Super League Match

Wakefield’s last match saw Willie Poching’s side travel out to France in a bottom of the league clash with Toulouse Olympique.

A tight affair saw Trinity lead at the break, thanks to tries from Lewis Murphy and Liam Kay, but Sylvain Houles’ side refused to lie down and bounced back in the second half. Matty Russell levelled the score at 10-10 before Corey Hall extended Wakefield’s lead again, but their hearts were broken in the last ten minutes as Oliver Ashall-Bott scored the late winner to secure a 20-14 result.

Last Game vs Leeds

A hat trick from winger Ash Handley helped Leeds Rhinos to their first win of the 2022 Betfred Super League season as they defeated Wakefield Trinity 34-18 in wet conditions at the Be Well Support Stadium.

A stand out first half from the visitors saw the Rhinos march into a 30-0 lead, thanks to tries from David Fusitu’a, Morgan Gannon, Harry Newman and a double from Handley, before the winger added his third of the game on the hour mark. Trinity showed some fight and brought the score back to within sixteen points, courtesy of tries from Matty Ashurst, Max Jowitt and Tom Johnstone, but nevertheless, the Rhinos claimed a convincing 34-18 result.

Ticket Information

There’s plenty going on this Friday night when the Rhinos take on Wakefield Trinity at Headingley!

First up, Leeds Rhinos Women play their first Betfred Women’s Super League game of the season against Huddersfield Giants Women, kick off 5.45pm 

Plus to celebrate the Rugby League World Cup coming to Headingley later in the year, we’re pulling out the carnival vibes with a samba band and steel drum band. There will also be an opportunity for photos will all three World Cup trophies. 

Get your tickets now for only £24 for adults and £12 for juniors but be aware that prices increase by £3 from midnight. Plus if you’re a member, you can buy two tickets for just £2.21.

To buy online, go to tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call the ticket office on 0371 423 1315 (opening hours: Monday-Friday).