The Morning After looks at three talking points from the latest Super League action.
Inu shines again
Krisnan Inu scored a hat-trick to help Salford beat Huddersfield 24-16 at Headingley, and what a performance it was from the in-form winger.
The 33-year-old is having a stellar season for the Red Devils and he is such a naturally gifted rugby player. He’s calm, he’s cool and he has a great vision for the game.
The former New Zealand and Samoa international brings a wealth of experience to Salford and coach Ian Watson will be hoping his great form continues into the Challenge Cup final on Saturday week.
Red hot Handley
Leeds winger Ash Handley scored a hat-trick to help the Rhinos beat Hull 40-22 at Headingley on Thursday, and like Inu, he has been in sensational form in 2020.
The 24-year-old is now Super League’s top try scorer, with 12 tries in as many appearances this season. He has been in scintillating form this term.
Handley has made 16 clean breaks and is also very good out of yardage, with an average gain of 9.31 metres per carry. It is a pity there are no international matches this year – you would think he would be in contention for England selection.
Hull deserve credit
Hull deserve a hell of a lot of praise for their decision to stand-in for Castleford and take on Leeds in Thursday night’s match at such late notice.
𝙄𝙉 𝘼𝙉𝙔 𝙆𝙄𝙉𝘿 𝙊𝙁 𝙒𝙀𝘼𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙍. 💪
— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) October 7, 2020
The fantastic gesture by Hull came less than 24 hours before kick off and even they had 12 players unavailable for the match.
It wasn’t the result Hull fans were hoping for against Leeds but they can be very proud of their club. The Hull club have acted with pure class and are a credit to Super League.
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