Hull director of rugby Gary Pearce admits winning the Yorkshire Cup on Wednesday night sets his side up perfectly for their promotion play-off final against Peterborough tomorrow.
It’s the final game of a long and gruelling season for both sides and the prize is one they have set their sights on as soon as they started pre-season training in the summer.
While Peterborough arrive at Chants Ave without having a midweek game of their own, Pearce believes his players are in a good place going into the home game.
“It’s nice to win the Yorkshire Cup for the club and the lads deserve it because they have worked hard!” He said.
“I think on Wednesday night we had one eye on the play-off game but we won comfortably.
“The Yorkshire Cup is a prestige trophy and the lads wanted to have a go at winning it.
“But promotion is our main goal.
“It’s a season long battle to get there.
“Winning on Wednesday night helps preparations for tomorrow’s game.
“We’ve got momentum and it’s better than losing and we don’t have to pick them up.
“They are in a happy frame of mind and it will be a big game at our place.”