Wakefield Trinity Physical Disability Rugby League started their 2022 in style, as they took back-to-back victories in the first festival of the year.
Reverting back to the original format, PDRL was the order of the day this Saturday as six teams competed across Eastmoor fields for the first time this campaign.
In a new-look kit, head coach, Lee Whiteley, led his side out for their first match against old foes, Leeds Rhinos.
A tough battle ensued, Johnny Humphries dotting down his first try of the afternoon after a well-worked move on the right-hand side.
The Rhinos managed to pull one back, but in the latter stages of the game, an incredible try and celebration from James Nunnington topped off a wonderful start for the hosts.
Unlike last season, the competition will be split across different venues across several months, all capped off with a final’s day in August.
After reaching back-to-back Grand Finals in recent years, Trinity will expect no less from themselves and will look to go one better in the forthcoming campaign.
That dream was given a helping hand in game two as Wakefield ran riot over near neighbours, Castleford, taking an emphatic 30-0 victory.
Humphries added two more to his afternoon’s tally, with Ben Reynolds, Whiteley, Adam Fleming, and Alex Dickinson rounding off a superb performance.
Throughout the course of the day, Trinity was able to liaise with their fellow players, mixing with the likes of Bradford, Wigan, and Warrington as well as the two teams played.
An incredible day at Eastmoor, however, this is just the start as PDRL aims for the stars in 2022.