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#InsideInfo: Wildcats’ Danny Kirmond lifts the lid on Wakefield squad

| 23.04.2015

After last week’s 80-0 thrashing at the hands of Warrington Super League’s bottom side Wakefield will be desperate to bounce back when they host Wigan later today.

If captain Danny Kirmond’s opinions are to be taken into account Tom Johnstone and Nick Scruten could have a big part to play but what does the 29-year-old think of his other team-mates?

Read on to see who Kirmond rates and who he berates.

Who is the best trainer?

Probably Paul McShane. He’s always in early doing his extras and he likes to keep into his fitness.

Who is the team joker?

We’ve got a few. Matty Ryan has just bought himself a Nerf gun and he keeps shooting anyone who goes into his apartment and filming in it in slow motion.

Who is the worst dressed player?

Probably Matty Ryan again but I’ll attack someone else and give it to Danny Washbrook. He’s just a Chav really. He just wears trackies all the time and he’s got no game basically.


Who has the worst taste in music?

There a few bad ones. Pita Godinet carries a little speaker around with him all the time. I swear he thinks he’s in Save the Last Dance or something.

Who is the fastest player?

Probably Tom Johnstone now actually. He has come in from the academy and trained with us last year and has shown his pace a few times this year already. He’s got some great speed.

Who is the slowest player?

Nick Scruton!

Who is the most intelligent player?

Ian Kirke. He’s got a Masters and there are not many rugby players with them. Scruts is into bee keeping as well so he got a lot of bee facts – so probably those two.



Who is the least intelligent player?

Dan Smith. He’s a proper Cas lad. I don’t think he left Castleford until he signed for Wakefield. He just lies all the time as well.

Who has the weirdest superstition?

We’ve not got too many bad ones really. There are a few nerves before games, a few people throwing up in the changing room but nothing too bad really.

Who hits the hardest in training?

Nick Scruten, I’ll give him that. He likes to put a marker on everyone in pre-season. He’s had every prop so far apart from Lopini Paea so I think he’s eyeing him up still.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.