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Last updated: 12th June 2014  

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Wakefield Wildcats will be looking to distance themselves from Bradford Bulls when the lowly London Broncos visit Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Friday night.

The 12th-placed Wildcats are just six points clear of the Bulls following their 20-12 loss to Bradford on June 1, while the club also have a new man at the helm in James Webster.

The Australian has taken control of the first-team affairs at the Wildcats following Richard Agar’s decision to depart. It has been confirmed he will join Warrington’s backroom staff in 2015.

The Broncos have lost all 15 Super League outings to date and while they are almost certain to be relegated this season they have been showing signs of life in recent weeks.

Webster has included fit-again Taulima Tautai in his first 19-man squad for the visit of the Broncos.

Tautai, who is joining Wigan in 2015, returns having not played since round seven due to hamstring troubles and is joined in the squad by Tim Smith after he completed a loan move from Salford Red Devils for the rest of the season.

Not ready

Reece Lyne returned to training this week but is not yet ready for selection whilst Webster has not been able to call on long-term absentees Dean Collis and Ali Lauitiiti (both knee) in addition to the suspended Chris Annakin.

The Broncos welcome back Will Lovell and Jamie O'Callaghan for their trip up the M1 to face Wakefield. Lovell has been out since the end of February and O'Callaghan has missed the last seven games.

Head coach Joe Grima said: "The only two players who are unavailable for selection this week are Kieran Dixon, who is three weeks away, and Jordan Atkins who is suffering a shoulder injury and will be back next week."

"They are going to be very difficult to play and they're getting some really good players back. You're always wary after a team changes a coach and Webby (James Webster) has been there for quite some time.

"We're not going to change too much, we're just worried about us, we're not terribly worried about Wakefield."

Wildcats squad: Mathers, Riley, D. Smith, Walshaw, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Gilmour, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Owen, Wildie, T. Smith, Tautai, Sammut, Scruton, Molloy

Broncos squad: Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Drinkwater, Farrar, Foster, Greenwood, Griffin, Herold, Krasniqi, Lovell, Macani, Mataitonga, Minns, Moore, O'Callaghan, Slyney, Vea, Wallace

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
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Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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