Hull are back in action this weekend when they take on North Eastern side Tynedale. The visitors have had a patchy season and have not won away from home as yet. They lost at home to Hull earlier in the season, but gave Hull plenty to think about as the margin was close as they went down 17-11.
No side in this league can be taken for granted and even against sides near the bottom of the league, victories are often achieved later in the second half of the game. There are many factors that have contributed to Hull’s league position.
A very competitive pack, sound tactical planning and execution with good kicking from the hand by off-half Simon Humberstone as well as an ability to maximise scoring opportunities from close and long range has developed all season. These features have placed increasing pressure on teams and this has given Hull the upper hand in most games they have played.
It is hard to see how Tynedale will be able to win away for the first time this season, but they are a proud club with a long history. They have had five victories this season including wins against Sheffield Tigers and Bournville and will give their all to beat the league leaders, but it is likely to fall short of what is needed to pull off a shock result.