Six things we learned from the first half of Super League’s Easter double-header

Hull FC's Curtis Naughton celebrates Steve Michaels winning try against Hull KR.
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Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Hull FC's Curtis Naughton celebrates Steve Michaels winning try against Hull KR. ( Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

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Here are things we learned from Super League round seven, the opening half of the Easter double-header.

1. The balance of power in Hull lies in the west of the city.

Tom Johnstone reaches out for Danny Brough. as Wakefield beat Huddersfield. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Tom Johnstone reaches out for Danny Brough. as Wakefield beat Huddersfield. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Hull FC’s remarkable fightback from 20-0 down to win 22-20 at Craven Park secured their fourth victory in five derbies.

2. But Hull KR can see signs of improvement under new boss James Webster.

READ MORE - Dave Craven’s report from the Hull derby

The result went against them, but for an hour they looked like backing up the previous week’s impressive win over Salford.

3. There’s some young talent in the ranks at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats. Full-back Max Jowitt, 19 and 20-year-old winger Tom Johnstone were both outstanding in the 36-22 success against Huddersfield Giants.

READ MORE - Peter Smith’s report from Wakefield’s win over Huddersfield

4. It is too early to expect miracles from Ryan Brierley. He made his Huddersfield debut at scrum-half against Wakefield and had little impact on the game, but that was no surprise just five days after his move from Leigh.

5. Injury hit Castleford Tigers’ 18-14 win over Leeds Rhinos was a tremendous response to a hammering at Warrington in their previous game. Their defence was outstanding.

6. Leeds’ lack of threat on attack is becoming a big concern. They are now Super League’s lowest scorers, with only 120 points in seven games.

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