Hull coach Gary Pearce is well aware that the winning form of his side that has continued uninterupted since the loss of the first game of the season is always just one game away from ending.
Two resounding victories against league strugglers have helped widen the gap between Hull and the rest of the league to 14 points, but this week’s opponents will pose a new challenge.
Kirby Lonsdale have had a mixed season but victories against Rossendale, the only side to beat Hull and promotion hopefuls Harrogate suggests that they can perform well at this level.
Hull will be hoping to have second row man Liam Regardsoe back after a week off injured.
Fitness tests will be needed for hooker Tom Rice and prop Ben Bootham before the make up of the front row is determined.
Winger Mike Adlard comes back into contention after being rested last week which will give the selectors a welcome headache as they seek to pick a back division from a talented group of players.
Hull will field a strong side with the intention of giving everything to extend their long running winning sequence wary of side who can spring surprises.
Even so Hull should be able to overcome Kirby Lonsdale if they play to the level of the past two weeks.