Ben Bootham played a pivotal role in helping Hull win promotion to National 2 North. But a knee injury has kept the prop sidelined for much of the first half of the season. However, he’s now back playing and enjoying being part of the team that picked up a vital home win on Saturday when they came from 11-6 down at half-time to win 27-16.
“I’m feeling great and love being back,” Bootham said.
“I tore the meniscus in my left knee which sidelined me for over three months.
“It’s great to be back playing and it’s impressive to see how much the team has developed not only since last season but since I was sidelined.
“There’s such a feeling of togetherness and everyone playing for each other.
“Little things like a tap on the back from a scrum from all 15 players, everyone’s got each other’s backs.
“Everything just seems to link together and the cohesion between backs and forwards is immense.
“Saturday’s trip to Caldy is going to be our biggest game of the season.
“The team took down Fylde away from home when they were top of the league so now’s our chance to take another league leader scalp away from home.
“If we do our basics well and the forwards provide a good platform for the backs to develop off theres no reason we can’t come back up the road with a win.”