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Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants Preview
Wakefield Trinity welcome the Huddersfield Giants for a West Yorkshire derby that has a habit of giving us great moments and lots of fantastic action.
Whilst there are only a few miles between these 2 sides, the rivalry between the 2 clubs isn’t as strong as other teams located so close to each other due to the sheer number of teams in this part of the heartlands but that close proximity of Wakey and Huddersfield does mean that there is an extra element to the game as there is some local bragging rights on offer and there are also a lot of links between the 2 sides as a number of players have spent time at both clubs.
The best news is that both teams have a number of great players, as well as lots of local youngsters who know all about that extra importance of the game and that sets things up to be not just a fascinating watch but a game that should be highly entertaining.
Belle Vue is the historic home ground of Wakefield Trinity but sadly it is well past its best and it has to be said that it is not a ground fitting of a topflight match.
The open nature of the ground means that any atmosphere produced by the fans is lost but at least there tends to be a good following from the Giants for this one, which does add to the occasion.
Wakefield Trinity v Huddersfield Giants Prediction
Here at RLBet, we give out predict for who we think will win and also what we think the winning margin will be but don’t forget that the unpredictable nature of the Super League, this should only be seen as our view.
Although every match between the 2 near neighbours has lots of local bragging rights on the line whenever they face off, there have been a number of matches down the years that have grabbed the headlines at the national level.
One such occasion came in the 1961-62 season when the 2 sides met in the final of the Rugby Football League Championship Division One final to decide on the champions of England.
On that occasion it was Huddersfield who ran out the winners by 15 points to 5.
In what was one of the most successful season’s for both sides, they also faced off in that season Challenge Cup final at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London where it was Wakefield who grabbed the silverware and the headlines with 12 points to 6 win.
As you would likely expect from two of the most historic clubs who are both based in the county of West Yorkshire in the heartlands of the sport, both Huddersfield and Wakefield have also enjoyed success at the county level.
Even all of the way back in the 1910-11 Yorkshire Cup, the 2 were facing off for silverware where it was Wakefield who came out on top by 8 points to 2 in a match played at Headingley Stadium in Leeds.
It didn’t take long for Huddersfield to gain some revenge for that loss however as the 2 sides faced off in the final of the same competition in the 1926-27 season, when it was Huddersfield who came away with a 10-3 victory, once again at Headingley Stadium.
The next final between the 2 sides in the Yorkshire Cup didn’t come around until the 1960-61 season, when the 2 sides battle it out at the county level as well as the national level. In the county cup, it was Wakefield who came out on top as Trinity won the match 16-10 at Headingley Stadium.