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Wakefield v Leeds preview.

5th of April 2014
Wakefield v Leeds preview.

Match Preview and Squad announcement


Moore set for Wildcats start

Veteran prop Richard Moore is set to start his second spell with Wakefield on Sunday, swelling the contingent of ex-Leeds players with points to prove against their old club.


The 33-year-old has been dogged by injury since rejoining the Wildcats from Leeds in the close season but he has been named in coach Richard Agar's 19-man squad for the Tetley's Challenge Cup fourth round tie at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.


Paul McShane, Richard Mathers, Ali Lauitiiti and Nick Scruton are also Leeds old boys while Daniel Smith and Peter Fox began their careers in the junior ranks at Headingley.


McShane, who like Moore made the short move from Leeds in the close season, is able to maintain his ever-present record for the Wildcats after being cleared by the disciplinary committee this week of foul play.


"Obviously some of my life-long friends play for Leeds but for those 80 minutes on game day your friendships go out of the window," McShane said.


"Playing in the Challenge Cup is massively important to a player. I've been part of some of the squads that have been to the final but I've never had the chance to play at Wembley."


Wakefield, whose skipper Danny Kirmond makes the 200th appearance of his career, are without on-loan Warrington winger Chris Riley, who is cup-tied, as they seek a first Challenge Cup victory over their neighbours since 1942.


England winger Ryan Hall is set to make his 200th appearance for the Rhinos, who are boosted by the return of his centre partner Joel Moon but hooker Paul Aiton, who moved from Wakefield to Leeds in the winter, is denied the chance of a reunion after failing to recover from illness.


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