The Morning After: Salford’s unfortunate blow, Hull prospects & King class

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.

READ: Hull KR 24-22 Salford: Jamie Ellis penalty goal sees Robins beat Red Devils

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 prospects

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.

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.

King class

Warrington’s Toby King has become one of the best centres in Super League this year.

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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