Five talking points ahead of Good Friday’s Super League

Where will Ryan Brierley slot in at Huddersfield?
Huddersfield fans will be chomping at the bit to see Ryan Brierley in the claret and gold for the first time – and whilst Giants coach Paul Anderson didn’t completely confirm he’d play on Good Friday against Wakefield, he is in their 19-man squad. The big question is: where does he play? Does Brierley go in at half-back and knock Kyle Wood down to the bench – or does he potentially go in at fullback? His pace from the back would be a real asset for the Giants; what will Anderson do?

Can James Webster end an unfortunate derby hoodoo for KR coaches?
James Webster has managed to get his first win as Hull KR coach – but this Friday, he’s aiming to shake off a particularly wanted record for Robins’ coaches. No Hull KR coach has won their first competitive derby match in the Super League era – with the likes of Justin Morgan, Craig Sandercock and Chris Chester all failing to do so. Will Webster be the man to shake that jinx off?

Will Tom Gilmore plug the Kevin Brown-shaped gap to effect?
It’s worth mentioning before we discuss Kevin Brown’s absence that other big names like Charly Runicman and Hep Cahill are going to be missed for Widnes on Friday – but how do you go about replacing Kevin Brown? Tom Gilmore is the obvious candidate to step in – but will he prove to be a good replacement in the Good Friday derby against Warrington?

Who will play fullback for Wigan at St Helens?
Another fullback quandary now, this time with Wigan Warriors against St Helens on Good Friday. Dan Sarginson has been the man at the back for the past couple of games – but Lewis Tierney is in Wigan’s squad and available to come in if required. Who will Wane decide is the best man for the job at Langtree Park?

Has there been a more eagerly-anticipated Good Friday?
Sold out games everywhere you look, huge anticipation for games that aren’t televised and a real buzz about the days ahead – Easter has its detractors, but the next few days, starting with Good Friday, promise to be something quite spectacular. Hopefully the action on the field lives up to the hype off it – which game will be the standout one of the weekend? Let us know on Twitter!