Behind the Sticks - Week 9

What a fantastic win for the Warriors on Easter Monday. The Warriors now face an ever improving Wildcats outfit at the end of one of the most gruelling weeks in the Super League season.

No doubt fatigue will play a part leading to increased mistakes and lack of concentration during the 80 minutes of this fixture. Who ever keeps their concentration will no doubt win this game.

Easter Monday’s game was a mark of how well Wigan have improved over the last 18 months. There’s no doubt two seasons ago Wigan would have folded once Hull KR came back in the game. This Wigan team is however much stronger and full of endurance and Mark Calderwood's try was much deserved.

The Wildcats are an unknown quantity mainly packed out with youthful British players who are making fantastic progress under John Kear. It’s credit to Kear who has turned an aging, mainly overseas side into a youthful British based team in little over 2 seasons.

Wakefield can beat anyone at home but on the road they tend to struggle and this is the area John Kear will look to improve through 2008. To gain entry into the top six of Super League you need to pick up some wins away from home.

An entertaining fixture in prospect which no doubt will be very competitive as are all Super League XIII fixtures. I just think at the end of a very demanding week of fixtures the youngsters of Belle Vue will find the trip to the JJB one match too far.

Pat Richards, on fire on Monday, to open the scoring in this Wigan victory!

Winning Margin: Wigan to beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats by 16-20 points

1st Try Scorer: Pat Richards

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