Wakefield Trinity: Wood hails Miller’s return to the ranks

Ashton Golding is tackled by Jacob Miller.
Ashton Golding is tackled by Jacob Miller.
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THE RETURN of stand-off Jacob Miller has breathed new life into Wakefield Trinity, according to hooker Kyle Wood.

Miller scored a try in his return from a nine-game lay-off with a broken leg when Trinity hammered Leeds Rhinos 38-6 last week.

Kyle Wood.

Kyle Wood.

“He added a lot and sparked us up,” Wood said of Miller.

“He is good to have around the boys.

“He has got a good sense of humour and loads of energy about him.

“He gets the players working for him. He injects some pace in the line and the boys follow him. He is a good attacking player for us.”

Last week’s victory was was Trinity’s first in the Betfred Super-8s and will send them into Thursday’s derby at Castleford Tigers in high spirits.

They had lost their two previous games and Wood said: “It was a fresh week last week, we put a few things behind us and had good prep’ leading up to the game.

“It was a big win for us because they have been a good team for a lot of years.

“It means a lot to the fans to beat them and to us as well.

“They are a good team and it is hard to beat Leeds, especially to do it like that. We really enjoyed that.

“We showed a lot of desire, we were first on the loose balls and aggressive in defence.

“There was loads of energy in our game.

“We completed really high and if you do that you have loads of energy. We got a few repeat sets and that helps.

“We kept grinding them out and we scored points in the end.”

Wood was outstanding against Rhinos and is hoping to be fit to face Tigers, despite taking a knock.

He said: “I picked up a little ankle injury, but I should be all right.”