Trinity defeated their arch-rivals Castleford by 29–17 at Belle Vue on Saturday 16 September 2006 to preserve their Super League status in an epic match which saw both teams leading for spells of the game. Matthew Shaw 25/06/2020. The match was attended by a sell out crowd of 11,000. 14 Teams v RGS, Newcastle ... Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS), Wakefield, Northgate, WAKEFIELD, Yorkshire, WF1 … 11 Teams v Woodhouse Grove School 27 Nov 2021. Wakefield adopted the "Wildcats" nickname in 1998: the year they entered Super League, having won promotion from the first division. Two old acquaintances will be in opposing dugouts on Saturday. ), one of England’s finest rugby union players, known for his quickness and skillful dribbling as a forward. His total of 31 caps was an English record for over forty years and he was still being described as England’s greatest ever forward in 1983 when he passed away at the age of 85. 1XV play at level 5, North Premier League Cart. The game produced the most dramatic of finishes, when Man-of-the-Match, Don Fox had an under-the-posts conversion to win it for Wakefield, but "topped it" on the saturated turf and missed, to leave Leeds 11–10 winners. Collection. The tour opened on Saturday 30 June 1962 at Milner Park, Johannesburg, where the local Johannesburg Celtic club were overpowered by 52 points to 6. Jonty Parkin signed for Wakefield Trinity as a 17-year-old in 1913. Eastmond is not the only former St Helens half to arrive at Headingley in the close season. The new Betfred Super League season continues with another double-header on Saturday as Wakefield Trinity face local rivals Leeds Rhinos and last season's semi-finalists Catalans Dragons take on Hull KR... Chris Chester's primary objective during the off-season was to recruit a half-back and some glowing references from former Super League players convinced him to swoop for Mason Lino. Write a review. Had Wakefield not won the match they would have been relegated. Close this dialog to confirm your consent, … Almost 15 years since playing together for England U18s, Luke Gale and Kyle Eastmond could renew their half-back partnership on Saturday. "It has given me the chance to free up a bit. The corresponding 1914 final saw the result reversed, with Hull winning 6–0. "One thing we did chat about was the defensive differences in the game and being a No 12 in union you probably get a bit more traffic than being a three-in defender in rugby league. "I love the way he played, he's a great tutor to have.". [9] With Adrian Vowles as his co-coach the pair guided Trinity to their first-ever SL play-off position, finishing in 6th place. Traditionally most of their kits are predominantly white with a red and blue V or a blue and red hoop although some kits have been predominantly blue or red. Featherstone Lions Rugby Club. Derek Turner was Head Coach for Wakefield Trinity from July 1983 until February 1984. Negotiations and talks on the club's future playing venue continue. No Ratings. In a quiet time for Trinity, they won only one Yorkshire Cup (in 1924–25 against Batley) and lost four Yorkshire Cups. Neil Fox, Harold Poynton, Gerry Round, Derek 'Rocky' Turner and Jack Wilkinson, were unable to accompany the team on the six-match tour, as they were in Australia with the GB tourists. On 22 July 2008 Rugby Football League awarded Trinity with a Super League licence for the 3 seasons from 2009 to 2012. Leeds are set to kick off the 2021 Super League season with a Yorkshire derby against Wakefield Trinity at Headingley Stadium. Although Wakefield voted to merge, the other clubs refused to do so; Wakefield finished below the cut-off point of 10th in the existing top flight and were excluded from the new Super League. Before the end of the season it was announced Belle Vue was up for sale and was sold in 2016. for Featherstone Lions Rugby Club. They also have a rivalry with Leeds as they are a city and are the most successful Yorkshire club. wakefield rugby union v sheffield yorks cup final programme 27 april 1982. the new crest was the cat with Wildcats predominantly showing. [7] When the Rupert Murdoch-funded Super League competition has been proposed, part of the deal was that some traditional clubs would merge. President of both the Rugby Football Union and Harlequins, Wakefield also served as a long-serving member of the International Rugby Board. He decided to leave the club at the end of 2001. Wakefield won their fourth Challenge Cup victory in 1962, running out 12–6 winners against Huddersfield. But Trinity continued to fluctuate between the two divisions. Wakefield Trinity is a professional rugby league club in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, that plays in the Super League. Sandal RUFC. Trinity were runners-up in the league championship in 1959–60, losing in the Championship Final against Wigan. Link/Page Citation RUGBY'S third National Division One victory in a row took them closer to safety from relegation as they fought back from 16-3 down after 42 minutes. Trinity won the Northern Union Challenge Cup for the first time in 1909, beating Hull F.C. If the pre-war years were austere then the post-war period was bright and bullish for the Dreadnoughts. They have other West Yorkshire rivalries with Huddersfield and Bradford. was an English football club based in Wakefield , West Yorkshire . "He's a great addition to the side. When the club was rebranded the Wildcats the trinity symbol was dropped although the club was still called Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Topliss stepped down as coach to concentrate on his business. Wakefield winger becomes Hermes driver – and may leave for Rugby Union to make a living. Five council delegates joined Wakefields's board giving them the majority vote. coach John Kear as Head Coach until the end of the season. On Saturday 16 September 2006 the stadium played host to 'The Battle of Belle Vue' when 11,000 fans from Trinity and Castleford watched the match which would decide who was relegated from Super League. He led the English national team in its glory days of the 1920s. The away support was outstanding for both efforts. Instead, their win, dubbed as the 'Battle of Belle Vue' sent Castleford down to the National League One. (Rugby Union.) Former player David Topliss stabilised the Dreadnoughts' ship in 1987. Club Sponsors. I think he will fit seamlessly back into rugby league.". That left Wakefield Trinity in a precarious position – Belle Vue is not suitable for the long-term future, and a new stadium is crucial to their Super League survival. Bill Ashurst coached Wakefield Trinity while still playing during the 1981–82 season. Saints legend Sean Long also returned from union to become assistant coach and Gale hopes working under the former Great Britain scrum-half will boost his hopes of making Shane Wane's World Cup squad later this year. "He's multi-skilled," said Leeds coach Richard Agar. 5,868 were here. Wakefield Rugby (Union) Football Club This page summarises records created by this Organisation The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), the name of the archive where they are held, and reference information to … The match ended in a 5–5 draw. Wakefield are currently struggling against relegation from National One, but Bradford's clear ambition is to get them into the Premiership. Sports Clubs and Associations. You can use all of it as excuses, but I think every situation you've got to overcome it. In February 2011, the club entered administration to avoid a winding up petition from HMRC over £300,000 in unpaid taxes. RUGBY UNION: Lions creeping away from drop zone; Wakefield 16 Rugby Lions 18. The site was purchased in 1895 after the split between rugby league and rugby union, to provide a permanent base for Wakefield Trinity who had been playing on fields in the area since 1873. Cushman & Wakefield uses cookies to analyze traffic and offer our customers the best experience on this website. Apply Clear. They went on to win the inaugural Million Pound Game against Bradford Bulls to play another season in Super League. [11], Agar was replaced by James Webster after a poor run of form in June 2014. They had been widely tipped as one of the existing Super League clubs (along with Castleford) who were most at risk of missing out on one of the new licences. The game's bylaws were adjusted shortly afterwards, so that no player could ever do that again. Total: £0.00. Only 24 hours to go till our sessions and we have one final coach to... introduce our minins coach Jonty Morrisey Name: Jonty Morrisey Role: Open Age Player/ U8s Coach Team Supported: Barnsley F.C and Wakefield Trinity Likes: RL, Rugby Union, Golf and Spending time with my family. Peter Roe was appointed Head Coach in October 2001. News. "Hopefully you'll see me run the ball a little bit more, and not organising and worrying about things around me. The clubs wanted full control of the league but the Yorkshire Rugby Football Union would not sanction the competition as it meant giving up control of rugby football to the senior clubs. [1] The club has played at Belle Vue Stadium in Wakefield since 1895 and has rivalries with Castleford Tigers and Featherstone Rovers. Wakefield won the match 29–17 sending their nearest rivals Castleford down to the National League. In June 2015 it was announced Wakefield Trinity would leave Belle Vue at the end of the season as they could not afford to stay. William Wavell Wakefield, Baron Wakefield, also called (1944–63) Sir Wavell Wakefield, (born March 10, 1898, Beckenham, Kent, Eng.—died Aug. 12, 1983, Kendal, Cumbria, Eng. Leeds Rhinos: Tom Briscoe, Luke Gale (c), Mikolaj Oledski, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Zane Tetevano, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, King Vuniyayawa, Bodene Thompson, Alex Sutcliffe, Sam Walters, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Jarrod O'Connor, Jack Broadbent, Kyle Eastmond. It is beside the A638 Doncaster Road, approximately one mile south of Wakefield city centre. Four days later the two clubs drew again, with Leeds eventually lifting the trophy after a second replay, the only occasion it took three attempts to settle a Yorkshire Cup Final. Trinity featured in the first league match to be broadcast on British television, a clash with Wigan at Central Park on 12 January 1952. Sandal RUFC . Jake Bibby scored the first hat-trick of his career to help Wigan to a 34-6 win over Wakefield at the Totally Wicked Stadium. The Yorkshire club was one of the founding members of the Northern Rugby Football Union, the … Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. headingley rugby union v wakefield yorks cup final programme 26 april 1984. "He's got the ability to pass the ball short or long off both hands, an explosive running game, and a kicking game we know has only been enhanced playing in rugby union. In 2009 a new stadium in Stanley was proposed with planning permission expected to be applied for in October 2009. After the 1890–91 season, Wakefield along with other Yorkshire Senior clubs Batley, Bradford, Brighouse, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Hull, Hunslet, Leeds, Liversedge, Manningham decided that they wanted their own county league starting in 1891 along the lines of a similar competition that had been played in Lancashire. Last modified on Thu 1 Apr 2021 19.27 EDT The Super League season is barely a fortnight old and there are already some familiar trends developing. Wakefield began the match as favourites, they had lost only one of thirteen matches thus far in the season. Even Mother Nature appeared to be against them, with the squad forced to drive two and a half hours to Toulouse to try and get to England for the game against Warrington last September after their charter flight was unable to land in Perpignan due to strong winds. He went on to make 10 appearances in his first season, scoring an impressive 8 tries. Wakefield had three South Africans of their own in the squad in Alan Skene, Jan Prinsloo and Colin Greenwood, with the rest of the party made up of Fred Smith, Ken Hirst, Ken Rollin, Keith Holliday, Dennis Williamson, Milan Kosanović, Geoff Oakes, Brian Briggs, Albert Firth and Don Vines. Chris Chester was appointed head coach 16 March 2016 and revitalised the squad. As of 2021, it has been 53 years since Wakefield last won the league.[2]. However, Bradford won 5–2 and lifted the Yorkshire Cup for the fourth time in six seasons. William Wavell Wakefield is one of the most celebrated English rugby players of all time. "No matter what gets put in front of you, you've got to find a way past it and you can't look for an excuse," said Catalans coach Steve McNamara, who despite the adversity led his side to a Super League semi-final last year. Richard Walton - U12's Rugby Coach. "I think that'll take a lot of pressure off Milky this year. The "Golden Greats" side was named on 21 March 1992. from 1903 to 2002. A total of 52,402 spectators watched the three games.[3]. Wakefield also won the Yorkshire Cup final of 1961–62 and the Yorkshire League of 1961–62. Despite winning the Challenge Cup for a fifth time in 1963, Wakefield had still not been able to secure the league championship title. The Holy Grail would be achieved in the 1966–67 season when the experienced Harold Poynton led a powerful side, which included Neil Fox, Don Fox, Gary Cooper and Ray Owen, to victory over St. Helens in a replay of the championship final. The semis saw a visit to Wigan and there was real hope in the camp that Wakefield would make the elimination final play off and all looked to be going that way when Trinity led 14–0 but some strange decisions went the way of the Wiganers so it wasn't yet to be but Wakefield fans will look back on these 2 games with fondness for many years. Calendar. One of the original twenty-two clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, between 1999 and 2016 the club was known as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. collection of 11 rugby union programmes. Tony Smith took over as caretaker coach from Shane McNally and led Trinity to survival in 2005 but following four straight defeats which saw Wakefield drop into the relegation zone Smith was sacked on Monday, 17 July 2006. Gloucester fall to flying Irish. Rugby League Leeds Rhinos. Wakefield were down to merge with Castleford and Featherstone Rovers to form a new club, Calder, which would compete in the newly formed Super League. Wakefield Trinity: Tom Johnstone, Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Liam Kay, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Joe Westerman, James Batchelor, Chris Green, Innes Senior, Jordy Crowther, Joe Arundel, Alex Walker, Adam Tangata, Josh Wood, Brad Walker, Yusuf Aydin. [6] He remained at Wakefield purely as a coach and consolidated the club's top tier status by acquiring the services of seasoned internationals like Steve Ella, new captain Mark Graham, Brian Jackson as well as now former Trinity coach Andy Kelly and later John Harbin. As the sport in Britain entered a new era, it would be three years before Wakefield rose again to the top level of the game. Wakefield Trinity's main rivals are Castleford who they play in the Calder Derby, they also have another local rivalry with Featherstone Rovers although this is considered a lesser rival as they play in different leagues and both Wakefield and Castleford are bigger clubs and have both been more successful than Featherstone Rovers in recent years. Cigarette cards. [citation needed]. Tel 01977 790278. The ensuing decline was temporarily halted when Wally Lewis signed up for a brief spell with the club, playing as a stand-off. It was some squad so, not surprisingly; they were comfortable winners of all six matches. Blake Green and Clint Newton both spoke highly of the Samoa international, who spent six years in the NRL with New Zealand Warriors and Newcastle Knights. Smith made his début for the Leeds Rhinos first team on 28 March 2005 against Wakefield Trinity. As of 2017, the 1943–44 season is the only occasion that Wakefield Trinity have finished top of the league. The Lord Wakefield of Kendal Birth nameWilliam Wavell Wakefield Date of birth10 March 1898 Place of birthBeckenham, Kent, England, UK Date of … Wakefield absorbed a number of different coaches at the helm in subsequent years but did not return to Wembley until William "Bill" Kirkbride's talented charges fell 12–3 to Widnes in 1979 in front of nearly 100,000 fans. Kyle is yet to play for Leeds after missing out in their only preseason friendly against Huddersfield Giants. In 1947 Wakefield Trinity centre Frank Townsend was fatally injured in a match at Post Office Road, Featherstone.[4]. Wakefield Trinity scores, results and fixtures on BBC Sport. Belle Vue (known as the Mobile Rocket Stadium under sponsorship agreement) in Wakefield, England, is the home of Wakefield Trinity rugby league team. Wakefield Trinity's Chairman Stuart Hadfield was also touring with the national team as Great Britain manager. Smith resigned in March 2016.[13]. Shane McNally was sacked in June 2005 after a disappointing start to the season. Login join. Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Dean Whare, Fouad Yaha, James Maloney, Josh Drinkwater, Gil Dudson, Julian Bousquet, Matt Whitley, Mike McMeeken, Benjamin Garcia, Alrix Da Costa, Benjamin Jullien, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Lambert Belmas, Mathieu Laguerre, Jason Baitieri, Joe Chan, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins. More info. Famous rugby players. Gallery. "Steve is a good pro, he was as a player and he's gone on to be a great pro as a coach. Both pointless Favourite Player: James Graham absolute machine of a player. Early matches were played at Heath Common (1873), Manor Field (1875–76) and Elm Street (1877) before the club moved to Belle Vue in 1879. "He's got a great rugby league brain and I want to tap into that," said Gale. 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Wakefield Trinity is a professional rugby league club in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, that plays in the Super League. "Sometimes there are reasons as to why teams may perform better than others, and you might play a team which has had a seven-day turnaround and you've had a five-day turnaround. Trinity therefore added four South African players who were playing for British clubs at that time to their squad. Eastmond is back in rugby league after a nine-year stint in the 15-man code and is set to make his Leeds debut alongside Gale, who has recovered from the torn pectoral muscle he suffered in January. This is the official website of Wakefield Trinity R.L.F.C, proudly founded in 1873. In 2018, Wakefield finished 7th on the table at the end of the Super League XXIII season. Belle Vue was purchased in 1895, in order to provide a permanent base for Trinity. Get a halfway point between 2 addresses and find restaurants, cafes, or any other point of interest to help plan your next meeting. [6] David Hobbs joined Wakefield Trinity as coach in May 1994. Parkin decided he wanted to leave in 1930, at the age of thirty-four, and he was put on the transfer list at £100. "We've been good mates and I think there is a healthy, mutual respect for one another.". Although the new owners expressed interest in redeveloping the stadium, no progress has been announced publicly, and notice has once again been given and Trinity expect to leave Belle Vue at some stage. Leeds Rhinos on the other hand earned some silverware in the form of the Challenge Cup last time around but they lacked the consistency needed to … Wakefield have won two premierships in their history when they went back to back in 1967 and 1968. Wakefield closed for the 1915–16 season but recommenced playing in 1916 following the introduction of conscription which meant that would not be accused of keeping men from volunteering for the First World War. Wakefield (0) 6 Tries: Senior Goals: Hampshire Tommy Makinson ran in a hat-trick as champions St Helens recorded a ninth straight Super League win with victory over bottom side Wakefield Trinity. Wakefield Trinity beat St. Helens 21–9 in the 1967 Rugby Football League Championship Final at Station Road, Swinton on 10 May 1967, and won the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the 17–10 victory over Hull F.C. Floodlights were installed in 1967 and were upgraded in 1990/91. The 2020 Super League season was challenging for every club, but none more so than Catalans. £4.99 + p&p 0 bids . Wakefield returned to Wembley emphatically with a record 38–5 win v Hull F.C. The 2009 season was Wakefield's best-ever Super League season with the club finishing 5th on 32 points and qualifying for a home tie in the end of season play-offs. Rugby Union. Lino's arrival provides Chester with some much-needed options in the halves following Danny Brough's departure, and the Trinity boss hopes he will take some of the pressure off Jacob Miller. One of the original twenty-two clubs that formed the Northern Rugby Football Union in 1895, between 1999 and 2016 the club was known as Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Wakefield put together a startling series of results early in the 1999 season, beating some of the most fancied sides and ensuring early in the campaign that they would be safe. [8] After years of struggling to keep up with the Super League pace which saw Trinity finish next to bottom on most of their attempts they finally got around to making headway up the league. The club was not destined to return to Wembley until 1960 and had to slake its thirst for silverware on two Yorkshire Cup and two Yorkshire League victories in the 1950s. In December 1985, Wakefield did a deal with the local council to enable them to continue at Belle Vue. They were one of the initial 22 clubs to form the Northern Union after the acrimonious split from the Rugby Football Union in 1895. Dislikes: Hawian Pizzas and Fishing. Get fair driving directions. £2.99 + p&p 0 bids . "We had to roll our sleeves up; there were some very late nights, some very early mornings getting back and situations to deal with, but that's the challenge of being at Catalans. They were Fred Griffiths (Wigan), Tom van Vollenhoven (St. Helens), Wilf Rosenberg (Hull F.C.) The Wildcats name was still used, but from 2015 the Trinity symbol featured inside a shield with two stars above it for the two Championship titles they have won. "In the last few seasons, I've had to kind of take on that role of organising a lot of things that probably didn't suit my game to a tee. Call. Hull Kingston Rovers would not find the money; so Parkin paid the fee himself to secure his release. "In sport, in life, whatever it may be, you don't just give in and roll over - and that was us last year. Team Finder. Rugby, football game played with an oval ball by two teams of 15 players (in rugby union play) or 13 players (in rugby league play). John Harbin was the coach of Wakefield between October 2000 and October 2001, Wakefield's final game of the 2001 season was a relegation battle with Salford with Wakefield condemning Huddersfield to relegation. 5.5 mi | Millpond Stadium, Wakefield Rd, Pontefract, WF7 5BP. On Saturday 27 October 1951 25,495 were at Fartown, Huddersfield to see Wakefield Trinity defeat Keighley 17–3 in the Yorkshire Cup Final. Catalans are lagging behind their Super League rivals in terms of preparations for this campaign. Contact. Many of the scenes from the film This Sporting Life were filmed at the Belle Vue during Wakefield's third round Challenge Cup match against Wigan. Rugby League Updated: 23 January 2021Source(s): 2021 Squad Numbers. The club was previously based in the village of Emley and was known as Emley A.F.C. Planning permission was granted for the new ground in Newmarket, subject to section 106 agreements, and since this news the club have yet again stalled in progress. RUGBY. Rugby League. Wakefield Trinity was founded by a group of men from the Holy Trinity Church in 1873. On Saturday 3 November 1945, Bradford Northern met Wakefield Trinity in the final of the Yorkshire Cup held at Thrum Hall, Halifax. A… The first Wembley final after the war produced a return to winning ways as Trinity, with names such as James "Jim" Croston and Billy Stott, pipped Wigan to the Cup 13–12. 17–0 at Headingley. Wakefield Trinity flirted with the bottom of the table for much of last season and a similar year here could result in relegation. W. W. Wakefield, Cambridge, Harlequin, and England. Hull Kingston Rovers: Adam Quinlan, Ben Crooks, Greg Minikin, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Jordan Abdull, Albert Vete, Matt Parcell, Korbin Sims, Brad Takairangi, Kane Linnett, Dean Hadley, Jez Litten, George Lawler, George King, Elliot Minchella, Matty Storton, Mikey Lewis, Ethan Ryan, Rowan Milnes, Luis Johnson. Wakefield have won two premierships in their history when they went back to back in 1967 and 1968. Read our guides to club and sports … ... Eastmond returned to Rugby League from Union for the first time since he switched codes back in 2011. "He's brought a real professionalism to the outfit and he's a smart footballer as well with some smart ideas about how the game should be played," said Chester. Wakefield Trinity's colours are red, white and blue. Pitchero provides everything you need to run your rugby union club online. "That's what makes it a special place to play and coach at is that we do have some of those difficulties and they're difficulties most other teams in the competition don't face - and if they do it's once or twice a year.". The club went on to finish 5th at the end of the Super 8's.[14]. Betfred Super League match Wigan vs Wakefield (1 Apr 2021). 0 products in your cart. At times, we went into games with only one recognised half-back and we were having to play guys like Max Jowitt and Ryan Hampshire out of position there.". Smith's last game in charge was a 26–20 defeat against Huddersfield, a match in which his side squandered a 20-point lead – one of several occasions this season Trinity have collapsed in the second half.