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Line-outs will be key to beating Tynedale

Hull travel to Corbridge to take on Tynedale who they met in September at the corresponding fixture in Hull where the home side came out on top in a high-scoring game.
Hull are on a run of four consecutive wins after beating high-flying Fylde as well as Scunthorpe, Preston Grassshoppers and Wharfedale.
Confidence is building as Hull adjust to playing at this level having done so well in Nations League 3 last season.
For Saturday’s game, Hull have winger Doug Flockhart in the squad for the first time and Tomasi Tanumi returns as a back who can play anywhere.
The pack remains much  the same with number eight Latu Makaafi looking to add to his try tally after his highly effective work near the try line brought him two tries last week.
Hull’s front five have risen to the challenge of National 2 North rugby and non more so than second rowers Paul Hamber and Liam Regardsoe who have played their part in winning regular lineout ball and making the hard yards.
Hull’s lineout will be key again this week and with hooker Ali Thompson and Mike Jobling both able to hit their targets, Hull will be hoping for a good supply of first phase ball.
If that can be achieved and Hull can maintain their composure and solid defence, they are capable of extending their winning run.
However, they would be well advised to be on their guard against a side who sit just above Hull in the league and who will look to end their pre-Christmas fixtures on a high.

Richard Gore

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