Easter is too tiring, says Rovers coach

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The Hull KR coach Justin Morgan called for the Easter double-headers to be scrapped after losing to Huddersfield yesterday. Morgan's side felt the effects of Friday's gripping derby win over Hull as they went down 30-8 to the Giants.

"It is difficult for everyone," Morgan said, "but you can't ask them to play Friday and Monday. It is way too hard." Rovers led 8-0 after tries from Kris Welham and Liam Colbon, but the Giants hit back with two from Michael Lawrence and scores from David Hodgson, Shaun Lunt and Stephen Wild.

Wakefield recorded their second West Yorkshire derby triumph of the weekend as they edged a full-blooded affair at home to Bradford. Damien Blanch, Danny Brough and Ryan Atkins gave the hosts an 18-10 lead at half-time and despite Michael Platt's late effort for the Bulls, the Wildcats held on.

Jordan Turner's try proved decisive as Salford overcame a fightback to beat the defending champions Leeds for the first time in Super League. Warrington suffered a second defeat over Easter, losing 28-6 to Castleford. Harlequins eased past Celtic Crusaders, 40-18.