13th June 2019, 15:23 | wakefield_trinity

Injury-hit Wakefield could turn to Gwaze

Injury-hit Wakefield could turn to Gwaze

Wakefield Trinity could give a Betfred Super League debut to Zimbabwe-born prop Titus Gwaze at Salford Red Devils on Sunday after recalling him from his loan spell with League 1 club Oldham.

Trinity are down to 18 fit players after losing back row forwards James Batchelor (hamstring) and Matty Ashurst (back) in last Friday’s defeat by Leeds Rhinos and the 19-year-old Gwaze is standing by in case front rower Anthony England fails to shake off a back injury.

“I’ve had to train out there today to make up the numbers, that’s the state we’re in,” coach Chris Chester said.

“I’ve had to call Titus Gwaze from his loan spell so we’ve got 18 players this week. He will bring us some energy.

“Anthony England is struggling with his back and, if he doesn’t pull through, Titus will make his debut for the club, which will be great.”

Chester can bring back veteran second rower Danny Kirmond following his recovery from a head knock and fellow back rower Pauli Pauli will play on Sunday after being recalled from his loan spell with Salford.

Centre Junior Sa’u is expected to feature for the Red Devils after spending the last month with Wakefield as part of the loan swap.