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Norman Angell’s club news

Two weeks ago our side got another reality check when they lost by 23-17 at home to a very tough Billingham side when, despite Hull scoring three tries to Billingham’s two, the match was won by virtue of some good goal-kicking by Billingham’s kicker, who landed two conversions and three penalties in very windy conditions.
Last Saturday we got back to winning ways with a very satisfying 46-14 win at Yorkshire rivals Sandal with eight tries and three conversions.
The game was a personal triumph for winger Steve Hihetah whose five tries equalled the club record set up by Tongan flyer Mateo Malupo in the 2008-09 season, when in the very first game at the Ferens Ground, Hull beat Westoe 63-8.
Steve has now scored 17 tries this season and is well on target to challenge the record of 26 set up by Danny Smith in 2005-06.
He will be very grateful to his team-mates who have worked so hard to provide the scoring opportunities he has taken so well this season.
Hull’s other tries came from Lee Birch (2) and Rupert Kay with Steve Johnson landing three conversions on a very difficult day for goal-kickers.
The Second XV had a massive 58-3 home win against Bridlington at the Ferens Ground and skipper Johnta Nkonjera was very pleased with the display.
His thoughts can be read on the club website.
The side played some very good rugby and it seems that Andy Angell’s punishing training session, which included a run across the Humber Bridge with a fitness session at either side, had an immediate effect.
Keep it up lads, remember there is no gain without pain!!

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