The Morning After looks at three talking points from the latest Super League action.
Salford’s unfortunate blow
Salford were dealt a blow before their game against Hull KR even got underway on Tuesday. The Red Devils were hit by two positive coronavirus tests.
A further two players are waiting on re-tests after inconclusive results, so obviously its not ideal preparation ahead of the Challenge Cup final on Saturday.
Salford coach Ian Watson will likely be forced to change his line-up for Wembley but the Red Devils love being the underdogs. In fact, they thrive off being the underdogs.
Hull FC have a lot of youngsters with bright futures but two stood out in particular in their win over Huddersfield – Joe Cator and Jack Brown.
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— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) October 13, 2020
Cator is a brilliant modern day loose forward. The 22-year-old gets stuck into the game, never takes a backwards step and doesn’t back down from anyone.
Brown is only 20 but is a no-nonsense front-rower. He has a great engine and does a lot of damage to opposition defences. The pair have got big futures in the game.
Warrington’s Toby King has become one of the best centres in Super League this year.
— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) October 13, 2020
The 24-year-old, who made his 100th appearance for Warrington in Tuesday’s 32-6 win over Leeds, is one of the most reliable players in the competition and there aren’t many players who would fancy going up against him for a high ball.
King has represented England Knights and Ireland on the international stage so far, and it is a shame there aren’t any internationals this year because he would certainly be in contention to make a Great Britain squad.
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