Despite growing up in a city where rugby league is the more popular of the two rugby codes, Harvey Harding opted to play the 15-man code. And Hull RUFC are very grateful he did as he is now a pivotal part of the club’s set-up. The scrum-half, who played last week’s win over Fylde as openside flanker, has waited a long time to feature in a derby with Ionians and he is determined to make the most of it.
“I have watched them in the past and growing up around the rugby community in Hull I know what it means,” Harvey said.
“It will be my first Experience of the Hull Derby and I hope it draws a big crowd and lives up to the expectation. I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“There’s a lot of history between the two clubs and some big bragging rights up for grabs.
“It’s been a long anticipated clash and sure to be a good spectacle.
“All that been said I don’t believe anything changes for us.
“Our attitude this year is every game is our biggest game.
“We go out and do what we have done all season and we will come away with the win.
“The key to winning any derby game is to not let the occasion get the best of you.”