AHEAD of tonight’s crunch Coral Challenge Cup fifth-round clash, here is a brief opposition guide to Bulls’ Super League opponents - Wakefield Trinity.


Wakefield go into the clash sitting ninth in the Super League ladder following two wins from their opening five league fixtures.

A stunning Round Two defeat of Warrington Wolves was preceded by a defeat away at Hull Kingston Rovers – with their other win coming away at Salford Red Devils in Round Four.

That win was sandwiched by defeats against Castleford Tigers – and a golden-point defeat against Hull FC – with Chris Chester’s side producing a stunning second-half fightback which ultimately ended in defeat.


Jacob Miller leads Trinity out in 2020, boasting experience from the NRL, as well as a lengthy-stay in England’s top tier.

Miller sits fifth in the all-time appearances for an international player at the West Yorkshire club, proving an integral figure in the halves for Chris Chester.


David Fifita, Tinirau Arona and Kelepi Tanginoa are three powerful front-row units who will pose threats tonight – with the likes of Chris Green and Craig Kopczak adding depth to the Trinity roster.

Jay Pitts, Danny Kirmond and Joe Westerman are all experienced back-row options – Kirmond currently the longest-serving Trinity talent.


Tom Johnstone is a real scoring threat on the wing for Chester, with the likes of Reece Lynne and Bill Tupou featuring in the centres.

Jacob Miller and Danny Brough are both experienced options in the halves – though the latter is set to miss out through injury.


Chris Chester took the helm at the Mobile Rocket Stadium in 2016 following two years in charge of Hull Kingston Rovers.

A superb first couple of seasons for him in West Yorkshire saw Wakefield reach the play-offs and the Challenge Cup semi-finals – with Chester winning Super League Coach of the Year.


Trinity’s 2020 roster boasts four ex-Bulls in its ranks in the form of Jay Pitts, Ryan Atkins, Craig Kopczak and Joe Arundel.

Atkins and Kopczak emerged through the Bradford Bulls Academy to make their debuts in 2005 and 2006 respectively, before going on to enjoy various spells in Super League with other clubs.

Pitts became a Bull in 2014, spending three years there, with Arundel enjoying a brief loan spell at the Bulls.


The two sides last met in 2015’s Million Pound Game – when James Lowes’ side went within a width of post of a return to Super League, only to be defeated by a late Scott Moore try.