Hull’s six-game winning streak came to an end last weekend when they were beaten 20-15 at Rotherham. The home side are many people’s tip to win National 2 North this season and return to National 1. Hooker Ali Thompson admits the defeat was hard to take, especially as Hull were in control of the game for the majority of the 80 minutes. Thompson is looking forward to meeting Rotherham at Chants Ave later in the season and explains why Saturday’s performance was encouraging.
“We, as a team, took this defeat particularly hard,” Thompson said.
“We’ve shown our development from last playing season to now.
“We’ve gone from a relegation battle to being bitterly disappointed losing to the team that came down from National 1 and were most peoples favourites heading into the season.
“We’re really looking forward to playing them at our place next year.
“Our defence has been immense all year, we’re developing the reputation of no one wanting to play us as they’re struggling to know how to break us down.
“We’ll enjoy the break and be raring to go back at home against Wharfedale.
“The boys need a rest because the start of the season has been physical, but we feel we’re in a very good place.”