After nine weeks of the season, Hull find themselves second in National 2 North. Their seventh win from eight games came at home to Harrogate as the visitors became the second team this season to fail to score a point against Hull. Sheffield Tigers were beaten 29-0 at Chants Ave last month while Harrogate were defeated 25-0. Forward Tom O’Donnell admits the team have rarely been challenged so far this season, but he expects that to change as the fixtures get tougher between now and Christmas.
“In my opinion, we haven’t really been challenged,” O’Donnell said.
“We have Rotherham Titans away to look forward to this weekend.
“They are a Championship side with some experienced players in their squad and it should be a great match for us as we have an equally experienced team.
“We have a tough run of games up to Christmas now and we can’t underestimate the standard of this league.
“It’s always good to nil a team, especially because the last time we played Harrogate, they beat us.
“They have some big, strong one-up runners in their squad but we did a video review with Clive earlier in the week and knew what was coming.
“Our defence was immense, we spent the first 30 minutes tackling and breaking them down.
“There were some great team tries and the forwards and backs both linked up and played as a unit.
“We have started the season on a high and it’s great to see, the players and coaches should be proud of each other.
“There is huge potential in this team and it would be great to see us go into the second half of the season in the position we are in.
“We just need to stay positive and keep doing what we are doing.”