Things are heating up in Rugby League football, as the most talented sides continue to jockey for position at the head of the ladder. The momentum is gradually picking up as the teams keep their eyes on 8 October 2016, in Old Trafford, Manchester, when the First Utility Super League Grand Final will be held in front of a crowd of avid rugby fans. Last year's Grand Final took place in front of a record-breaking crowd, as the Leeds Rhinos defeated the Wigan Warriors. Without a doubt, this event is the ultimate goal of the clubs and the climax of the Super League season.
Hull FC Keep a Firm Hold on First Place
Meanwhile Hull FC have secured their first-place position in the rankings with their 24-22 victory over the Castleford Tigers. Hull FC have now won nine matches in a row, and have not suffered a loss since 14 April, when the sitting champions, Leeds, proved too much for them. On the other hand, this was Hull FC's first win in five meetings with the Tigers. Castleford have now dropped their last five contests in a row in Super League play, and they've fallen to seventh place in the tables. With Hull FC at the top of the ladder, the Wigan Warriors are tucked in behind in second place with 14 wins, and the Warrington Wolves and Catalan Dragons are in in third and fourth place respectively, both sides with 13 wins so far in the season.
On the other end of the win-lose spectrum, Huddersfield Giants have fired Coach Paul Anderson and assistant coach Kieron Purtill, as a result of the side sitting unhappily in the next-to-last position in the Super League. Anderson has been with the team since July 2012, but the team's results have been far from acceptable this year, with the Giants losing 14 of their 18 Super League outings so far. Anderson bowed out of his job with the Giant's 2-10 loss at the hands of Wakefield at home, a bitter disappointment.
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Rugby League Season Gaining Momentum