The magic of the cup was alive and well this week and I am hoping Hull K R go all the way and win it. They seem to be coming together at the right time and I think they have more pace about them and suit the off the cuff rugby Albert Kelly plays rather than the more measured style of Terry Campese, however it has only been a few games without Campese and things could fall apart quickly when relying on a maverick like Kelly to perform every week. Joe Westerman had the sort of game that Stephen King would create if he wrote a book about a cup tie in Hull, he bombed tries after breaking and knocked on more times than Gareth Hock has been before the disciplinary committee it seemed like.
Speaking of Hock, his Leigh side showed they have the style of rugby to trouble the best in Super League and they were unlucky to not beat Warrington, who also showed a lot of character to win under pressure. If they get some half backs they have the makings of a good team and they will be hoping to attract an overseas star to play in their halves, Cooper Cronk and Ryan Brierly as a partnership Wire fans? Who do you hope they recruit for next season?
The Saints match saw Paul Wellens say goodbye and a pretty comprehensive victory for them. Wellens is tipped to become a good coach but where will he go? Will he be part of Cunningham’s team or look for another club? Any thoughts or inside info on this Saints fans?
In the NRL the Warriors and Eels impressed and it was interesting to note the Warriors have won every game that Sam Tomkins has played, will he leave the NRL with a winners medal at the end of the season after been dismissed by a lot of critics as a failure? I for one hope so and would like to see a Warriors v Brisbane final, to see how the watertight defence of Brisbane would combat the flair of Tomkins and Johnson and their more than willing to offload team mates.
The top 4 in the Championship looks like going down to the last day, how does everyone see it going? I’ll stick my neck out and go for Halifax and Featherstone to join Leigh and Bradford. If Featherstone don’t make the top 4 perhaps Paul Wellens could be receiving a call for next season from their chairman or is that just wishful thinking?