Moore enjoying tight season

Wakefield hooker Scott Moore says Super League is a lot tighter than in previous years and now any team can beat any other.

Super League XXI has seen the Wildcats thump Wigan 62-0 last weekend, Huddersfield and Leeds at the bottom of the table and Widnes leading early on.

Moore, a veteran of Super League, believes confidence, momentum and injuries are all playing roles in a very even competition.

“I think confidence plays a big part and losing as well as winning can become a habit,” he told Love Rugby League.

“You get stuck in a rut and sometimes things just don’t happen for you, losing personnel through whatever reason is never ideal but Leeds just seem to have not coped as well as maybe they could have.

“The league is a lot tighter this year and anyone can beat anyone on any given day.”

Wakefield have won their past four straight and are closing in on a top eight spot after a bad start to 2016.

The Wildcats’ run has coincided with Moore’s return from injury.

The hooker set up one try against Wigan, made 20 tackles and made 77 metres.

“We’re playing pretty well at the minute, it’s nice to string a few wins together,” Moore said.

“It was a good feeling after the game, I think our defence has come on leaps and bounds in the past month just with a few tweaks and an actual system we stick to now.

“If you’re a decent defensive team then your generally OK.”

Tom Johnstone has been in hot form for Wakefield, while halfback Jacob Miller has crossed for five tries and set up three others in the past three games.

“The full team is going well and we have been playing on the front foot so it allows people like him time and space to flourish,” Moore said.
“It’s nice to see.”

Wakefield move into Challenge Cup action on Friday night when they host Sheffield.

The Eagles have had inconsistent opening to their season but defeated the Wildcats in the Super 8s in 2015.

Moore said Wakefield’s won’t be underestimating the Championship outfit.

“We will treat them just the same as any other Super League team, they beat us last year in the middle 8s and are a good side,” the 28-year old said.

“We just need to prepare as best we can and take our current form into the game and hopefully play well and get the result we want.”

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