Prop goes into “beastmode”, shock Old Trafford prediction following cup showing and Hull winger now the league best’s fullback? – How social media reacted to yesterday’s rugby

Yesterday, Hull FC and Castleford joined Warrington and St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-finals. The Black and Whites defeated Wigan in a brutal battle whilst Castleford needed golden point to beat last year’s finalists Salford. At least that was my view. But how did social media see Saturday’s rugby?

Starting with the first game, it was Hull’s resolve in defence and commitment to their game plan that saw them defeat Wigan and social media knew it.

The performance led many to believe that this year Hull could finally be the real deal.

The general consensus from Hull fans however was one of sheer delight as they look to win a third Challenge Cup in six years.

They rightly showered their front-row with plenty of love. Their props proved the difference in a physical affair.

Adam Swift was asked to stand in at fullback and was simply superb. He most definitely outplayed the in-form Zak Hardaker and it sparked plenty of discussion on social media.

The other game yesterday was another classic but one man stood out from the rest.

On the other hand some Salford fans weren’t very pleased with some decisions that went against them despite the fact Castleford were on the wrong end of two yellow cards.

In the end it was former Salford hero Gareth O’Brien who broke their hearts.

The victory sees Daryl Powell’s Tigers take on his future team Warrington Wolves and twitter certainly noticed.

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