The Morning After: In-form Hull, Wakefield turnaround & class act Connor

The Morning After looks at three talking points from the latest Super League action.

In-form Hull

Hull FC claimed the bragging rights as they beat rivals Hull KR 31-16 at the Totally Wicked Stadium last night.

READ: Hull KR 16-31 Hull FC: Andy Last’s Hull claim bragging rights

The Black and Whites have won their last three games now and are in good form as we enter the business end of the season.

Hull have been playing some entertaining rugby of late and interim coach Andy Last will certainly be proud of his side’s effort at the moment.

They’ve got some real in-form players right now, with the likes of Ligi Sao, Joe Cator, Andre Savelio and Chris Satae causing a lot of damage in the forward pack. Hull are coming up strong at the right time.

Wakefield turnaround

A hat-trick from Max Jowitt helped Wakefield secure their third win in a row as they beat Leeds 30-6 in St Helens on Thursday evening.

READ: Leeds 6-30 Wakefield: Max Jowitt hat-trick helps Trinity beat Rhinos

Trinity have had an extremely tough year with injuries but they fielded one of their strongest teams against the Rhinos and it showed. They showed tremendous team spirit and forwards David Fifita and Tinirau Arona were exceptional.

Wakefield have beaten Huddersfield, Hull KR and Leeds in their last three games and are looking good right now. Captain Jacob Miller has also been outstanding in recent weeks.

Class act Connor

Jake Connor produced a man of the match performance to inspire Hull to a derby win.

The 25-year-old starred at full-back for the Black and Whites after Josh Griffin was forced to stand down after coming into contact with his brother George, who was one of 13 Castleford players to test positive for Covid-19.

Connor was a shining light for Hull and was at the heart of everything they did in attack. He’s a joy to watch when he’s got the ball in his hand.

Connor limped off the field late in the second half with a knee injury but coach Andy Last confirmed he was taken off as a precaution, so hopefully he won’t miss any matches.

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