Harlequins RL come into Saturday night's Super League clash against Wakefield after earning maximum points over the Easter weekend. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats lost both of their encounters over the four day period, and in doing so, fell from the top of the table.

Quins RL do have good reason to be confident ahead of Saturday, although the Wildcats were comfortable winners in each of last season's encounters.

Quins have also had to deal with two trips to France in the past fortnight. After the victory over Pia there was a five day gap before the Good Friday win against Hull, and just a four day break between Easter Monday's win against Catalans and Saturday night's contest.

Despite the hours on the road, Head Coach Brian McDermott says his men are in good shape: "We've come back fresh and ready to go. For us it's not just the extra games that we have had to deal with but the travel as well. I think we have handled it very well."

"This week we have covered off a number of issues together which we are now on top of and we're ready and waiting for an enthusiastic Wakefield on Saturday."

Before last weekend Jon Kear's team had won five of their first seven games. Their two losses, against Hull KR and Leeds, were by margins of five and six points respectively, suggesting that Wakefield have come a long way since narrowly avoiding relegation last year.

Good Friday saw Quins scrape home with a victory at the Stoop against Hull FC, while Wakefield became the first team this season to be beaten by Huddersfield (56-12). Three days later Quins inflicted a comfortable win against Les Catalans in Perpignan (38-16) and Wakefield lost at home to Bradford. It was, however, a much improved performance by the Wildcats, losing by six tries to five.

Brian McDermott has had close to a full compliment of players available for selection over the past month or so, and that stability is now starting to bring rewards. At least one change will be forced this Saturday though, with rookie Chris Melling sidelined with a knee injury. Michael Worrincy has been recalled from the senior academy team, and could earn his first game back in the top grade since round two.

Before the main event at 3.45pm will be a south-west London derby. Reigning Harry Jepson Trophy holders South London Storm will kick off the 2007 RLC Premier League season when they tackle the West London Sharks in their opening round match.

Harlequins RL 20: Gafa, Heckenberg, Hill, Hopkins, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, McLinden, Mills, Orr, Paul, Purdham, Randall, Rinaldi, A. Smith, T. Smith, Sykes, Temata, Tootill, Villasanti, Wells, Worrincy.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 20: Pryce, Demetriou, Rooney, Jeffries, Watene, Sculthorpe, Catic, MacGillivray, Ferres, P. March, Bibey, Henderson, Elima, Latu, Blaymire, Fox, Golden, Ferguson, Moore, Buchanan.