Wakefield, the surprise package of Super League IX, face another crucial test of their resurgence when Wigan visit Belle Vue on Saturday.
The Wildcats, who reached the play-offs for the first time last year, began the new season with a stunning 28-16 win over Bradford last Sunday - their first win at Odsal for 16 years - to achieve a club best of six successive wins in Super League.
To make it a magnificent seven, they must break more ground by beating Wigan for the first time in the summer era and Jamie Rooney, 16-point hero of their Odsal triumph, expects them to do just that.
�We were all confident we could go to Bradford and win,� he said. �It was a shock to many people but not to the players.
�Now we need to back it up against Wigan. If we don�t put in a good performance this week, that Bradford result is going to be a waste.
�The fact that we have never beaten Wigan has been mentioned in training. We want to put that right this week.�
The Wildcats were desperately close to breaking their duck against Wigan in the elimination semi-final last season when they led 14-0 and had a try disallowed before eventually going down 18-14 at the JJB Stadium.
Rooney, forced to watch that match from the stand after being sidelined through injury, said: "We played really well that day.
�We got off to a flying start but Wigan showed how good they are to come back and pipped us right at the end.
�We were a bit unlucky but that�s the way it goes. We didn�t take our chances. Hopefully, we�ve learnt from that.�
Wakefield already appeared to have learned to play without Gareth Ellis, their inspirational skipper who joined Leeds in the close season.
His replacement, former Wigan playmaker Julian O�Neill, made a useful debut at Bradford while the Wildcats must feel they have a new player in Rooney, who appeared in only 11 of their 28 League matches in 2004 because of injury.
�I played the first few games and then broke my ankle and was out for three months,� he recalled.
�I then came back and did my knee ligaments and was out for the rest of the season. I just hope I can stay injury-free now.�
Rooney, who scored a club record 36 points in Trinity�s Challenge Cup win over Chorley 12 months ago, quickly made up for lost time with an impressive performance at Odsal.
He scored the game�s first try, kicked five out of seven goals and landed two important drop goals to stake an early claim for a place in the Tri-Nations squad in front of the watching Great Britain coach Brian Noble.
�I hadn�t played any competitive football for nearly three months so it was nice to get a few points but the performance was down to our forwards,� said the modest Rooney.
�I have never seen a Bradford pack dominated like that.
�But one of my goals is to play for my country and I�ll give it my best shot this year.�
Wigan, who go into the game with more injury problems, have called up youngsters Liam Colbon and Bryn Hargreaves, who have made just two starts in Super League between them.
Colbon, a 20-year-old winger, and 19-year-old prop Hargreaves get their chances because of injury to Brett Dallas and Danny Sculthorpe.
Dallas, an ever-present in 2004, has joined fellow winger Brian Carney on the sidelines with an ankle injury, while Sculthorpe has a hamstring strain, which leaves new signing Jerry Seuseu as the Warriors� only experienced prop.
�Brett�s ankle is swollen since and, although we don�t think it�s too serious, we won�t risk him, especially if we�re going to come up against heavy conditions again,� said Wigan coach Denis Betts. �Liam Colbon is raring to go.�
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Wigan Warriors, Belle Vue, Saturday 19th February 2005
Wakefield 18-man squad: Halpenny, Demetriou, Tadulala, Rooney, Jeffries, Griffin, March, Korkidas, Solomona, J. Field, Obst , Wrench, Snitch, Elima, King, M. Field, O�Neill, Feather.
Wigan 18-man squad: Radlinski, Aspinwall, Vaealiki, Wild, Orr, Brown, Moran, Seu Seu, Newton, Godwin, Hock, Tickle, O�Loughlin, Hansen, Beswick, Allen, Colbon, Hargreaves.