Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity: No point beating Saints if we go on and lose to Salford says Tupou

Wakefield Trinity's Bill Tupou.
Wakefield Trinity's Bill Tupou.
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WAKEFIELD TRINITY are aiming to “get on a roll” when they visit Salford Red Devils tonight.

Trinity ended a five-game losing run – and blew the race for the Betfred Super League leaders’ shield wide open – when they stunned table-topping St Helens 24-20 on Sunday.

Wakefield remain seventh, one place and two points above Salford, but will claw their way back into top-four contention if they can pick up another win tonight.

One of their outstanding players last week was three-quarter Bill Tupou, who scored Trinity’s fourth and final touchdown and made a try-saving intervention late in the game.

He described the win over Saints as “awesome”, but admitted all that hard work will be wasted if Trinity slip up tonight.

Tupou said: “It felt good to get the win. It’s been a while and I was happy for the boys to get the two points.

“I hope we can get on a roll now. The thing now is to make sure we are not complacent, make sure we are taking it week by week: Salford’s our main focus.”

Tupou revealed: “Chezzy (coach Chris Chester) spoke to us after (Sunday’s) game and said we need to take this to Salford and hopefully continue on from there and keep it going.

“We can take plenty of confidence because Saints are the top team and we know we can beat anyone.

“We have shown the rest of Super League we can do it.”

Chester will choose his side from the players on duty against Saints, plus winger Tom Johnstone and forward Pauli Pauli.

Johnstone was dropped last week, so Tupou switched to the left-wing and Joe Arundel came into the team as his centre.

Tupou said: “The main focus for me is to give my all every week and do my job for the boys.

“I think I’m doing that so I’ve just got to keep it up. We’ve a lot of depth. That’s what we want. You have to perform every week as if not you might get dropped.”

Featherstone Rovers head coach John Duffy has signed a new deal until the end of 2020.