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Pearce hopes to see fewer yellow cards

Hull RUFC director of rugby Gary Pearce has urged his players to work with referees during matches to keep their yellow cards to a minimum.
Playing in National 2 North is tougher enough with a full complement of players on the pitch without having one or two spending time in the sin bin.
Last weekend, Hull came from 11-6 down at half-time to beat Chester 27-16 at Chants Ave despite having Tommy Lee sent to the sin bin late in the game after two Chester players saw yellow earlier in the second half.
Pearce hopes to have all 15 players on the pitch for Saturday’s trip to Caldy and admits the approach taken by referees differs from one week to the next.
“We have to work with the officials,” Pearce said.
“Sometimes it’s very hard and you wonder if they are yellow cards.
“If it is blatant, then yes it should be a yellow card.
“Discipline is always an issue because penalties and yellow cards can hurt you.
“It is something we speak about, but sometimes it is hard to manage things because you never know what the officials are thinking.
“Officials are different to their approach but we have to manage ourselves. We are aware of it.
“What we had last week might be different this weekend. We try to play within the rules.
“What goes on in the press and on TV with the talk of high tackles, there is a lot of pressure on officials and some of them are young guys who are trying to push on.
“They might not have an empathy for the game as such.
“Some of the yellow cards for and against us have been pretty harsh at times but it’s easier to send somebody to the sin bin and control them. 

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