Terry O'Connor analyses the weekend's Super League games
Terry O'Connor talks in-form Hull, out-of-sorts Leeds and ruthless Wigan in his Super League round-up.
Last Updated: 03/06/13 5:01pm
TERRY SAYS: Hull's Ben Crooks and Tom Lineham were exceptional and should be playing for England against the Exiles, while Danny Houghton played 80 minutes in the hooker role, scored a try and made 57 tackles. He was the difference for the form side in Super League - but Leeds have problems. It's not very often we say that the Rhinos have been outplayed but they lacked some real go in the forwards - you could tell that Jamie Peacock, who brings real leadership, was not playing - and were bullied.
London 30-30 Castleford
TERRY SAYS: When you are at the bottom of the league you need to know how to win games and London, who conceded 14 points in the last nine minutes against Castleford, don't know how to do that. Broncos coach Tony Rea will be bitterly disappointed because a really big result was in the bag and ended up slipping away from them - but Castleford are now on a roll.
Wakefield 23-36 Wigan
TERRY SAYS: Wakefield are a side that like to rip into you and they did that against the glamorous club in Super League; they certainly did a job on Sam Tomkins, who failed to score for the first time in 11 games. Wakefield coach Richard Agar will think the game slipped away as his team led 17-10 at half-time, but Wigan can burn you alive as they have try scorers across the board, including Josh Charnley, who scored a hat-trick in this match.
Warrington 68-10 Salford
TERRY SAYS: Warrington have a number of players in top form - Ben Westwood is one of them - they attack in numbers and they like scoring tries, but they are very good defensively as well; to score 68 points and only concede 10 shows you how well the unit is functioning. Dr Marwan Koukash, meanwhile, went and sat with Salford's fans in the second half and promised them that the club would be a top-four team, but they need to bring in some quality players for that to happen.
Hull KR 28-18 Bradford
TERRY SAYS: I thought Hull KR would get a result against Bradford after the controversy against Hull at Magic Weekend and the really stuck it to the Bull. It was a determined and powerful effort from KR after they went in at half-time in arrears and they showed great character to pull away in the last 20 minutes. They weren't at their best but Greg Eden, Travis Burns and Michael Dobson, who are great with ball in hand, played very well.
Widnes 32-32 Catalans
TERRY SAYS: Widnes and Catalans will both be relieved at having claimed a point from this game, but the future is bright for both clubs. Catalans' full-back Morgan Escare is one of the finds of the year despite only getting his chance because of an injury to Brent Webb, while Widnes' Jack Owens, who scored two tries and kicked four goals against the Dragons, is also impressing. These youngsters have been given a platform and don't know how to fail.