The Morning After: Inu shines again, red hot Handley & Hull deserve credit

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.

READ: Huddersfield 16-24 Salford: Krisnan Inu hat-trick helps Red Devils down Giants

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.

READ: Ian Watson keen to tie Krisnan Inu down to new Salford contract

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.

READ: Hull 22-40 Leeds: Ash Handley hat-trick inspires Rhinos to victory over Hull

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.

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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About Drew Darbyshire 8032 Articles
Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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