Hull RUFC remain top of the table after beating third placed Stourbridge 48-5 at Chants Ave on Saturday. Hull are now four points clear of second placed Rotherham who beat Sedgley Partk 13-12. Hull may have played two games more than Rotherham, but having the points on the board is all that matters. Director of rugby Gary Pearce was delighted with his side’s performance especially when they coped with having two men in the sin bin at the end of the first half and the start of the second period.
“The general attitude of the lads was superb,” Pearce said.
“It’s always hard after a break for the Christmas period and we wanted the players to enjoy themselves.
“The commitment and effort was fantastic which is what we’ve come to expect from them at home. We’re a very hard team to beat at home.
“Just when you think teams are getting on top, we just come back even stronger. It’s their will to win and that is so impressive.
“We scored some nice tries, quality tries which is nice to see. People think that because we have a powerful pack, our backs don’t do anything.
“Those people should come and watch us because the lads have got a lot of skill.
“It was good to watch at the end against a very good side third in the league. This was an off-day for Stourbridge and I’m sure they will come back strong next week.
“I’m really proud of the players who got better as the game went on. We defended manfully with two players in the bin and only conceded one try.”