OPPOSITION CORNER:Warrington Wolves have won their last eight meetings with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Warrington Guardian: Richie Mathers in his Warrington days Richie Mathers in his Warrington days

WAKEFIELD Trinity Wildcats will be looking for their first win against Wolves in five years when the sides meet at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium (Belle Vue) on Sunday, kick off 3pm.

The Yorkshire outfit did the Super League double over Wolves in the 2009 season.

They were 48-22 winners at home in February that year, before going to The Halliwell Jones Stadium in August and enjoying a 40-28 victory the week before Wolves’ Challenge Cup Final appearance.

The boys in primrose and blue have won the eight Super League match ups since, with this fixture in April last year finishing 41-34.

Wolves had doubles from Stefan Ratchford, Ryan Atkins and Joel Monaghan as well as a try for Richie Myler to thank on that occasion.

A Magic Weekend mauling by rivals Castleford Tigers aside, Wildcats appeared to be finding some form with back-to-back away wins against Hull FC 23-16 and then Widnes Vikings 24-18.

And with a run of six losses preceding the triumph at the KC Stadium, those successive victories gave Richard Agar’s side some breathing space over Super League’s bottom two.

Jarrod Sammut has proved Wakefield’s danger man with 104 points from his 13 starts and is joint top of the club’s try-scoring charts with six, alongside Samoan World Cup half back Pita Godinet and winger Reece Lyne.

Arriving from Bradford, the stand off has deputised at full back when Agar has shuffled former Wolves man Richie Mathers into the centres.

Mathers, a two-time Challenge Cup winner with Wolves, has been joined this season by Warrington’s on-loan winger and 2010 final teammate Chris Riley, although the England Knights international is not permited to play against his parent club.

New signing from Castleford, winger Richard Owen, is awaiting his debut and is the likely man to replace Riley on Wakefield's left wing.

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