Both sides struggled heavily in 2019 with only London’s relegation saving the duo on the last weekend of the Super League season.
Whilst Wakefield have recruited heavily – seven new signings including the likes of Jay Pitts and Alex Walker – Hull KR have baffled almost everyone with 20 new signings. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Brierley and Matty Storton are just some of those that have headed to KCOM Craven Park in the off-season with the maverick Danny McGuire having retired at the end of last season.
Head coaches Tony Smith and Chris Chester respectively will be hoping for a completely different 2020 to what they experienced in 2019. And, good news for Trinity fans –Wakefield have beaten the Robins three times out of the last four meetings since the latter earned promotion at the end of 2017.
Before the season even started, though, Hull KR have been rocked by severe injuries to Mose Masoe – who has since been forced to retire – and Weller Hauraki, already putting a downer on what promises to be a tough year for the Robins.
Trying to mould 20 new signings is an incredibly tough ask even for Tony Smith. And with a largely settled squad, Trinity should be looking to pounce on KR’s adversity.
Wakefield Trinity for the win.