Hull RUFC’s preparations for their first season back in National Two North with a 46-24 pre-season win at Macclesfield. While the result is immaterial, it helps to boost confident within the camp. And more importantly, the players who featured in the fixture came through without serious injury. Head of Rugby Gary Pearce was delighted with his side’s first pre-season run out.
“We did very well in what was our first game with contact,” Pearce said.
“Everyone who played will benefit from the game against a side whose players have played National Two and National One in their careers.
“It was nice to get back to having rugby on a Saturday and we made it a social event on the way home.
“The game was a very good test for us and is what pre-season is all about.
“We were a bit rusty to start with but we finished well and it was good for our fitness.
“The gale force wind meant we couldn’t kick as much as we would have liked and that is something for us to work on.
“We are still a long way off where we want to be and it was good to be back playing again.
“The key thing for us from the game was that we didn’t pick up any serious injuries.”
The squad head to Wales this weekend for a mini training camp and a friendly against Bridgend at Brewery Field.
Tomorrow we will have Pearce’s thoughts on how his new signings got on against Macclesfield.