Hull opened up a six-point lead at the top of National 2 North after another successful weekend. While they were beating Tynedale 60-10, title rivals Rotherham lost 21-17 at second-placed Fylde who have played a game more than Gary Pearce’s side. Hull ran in 10 tries against their visitors from the north east and the bonus point was secured before half-time even though the home side were playing into a gale force wind. Pearce is happy the attack, that has scored 100 points in their last two games, is beginning to click.
“The first half won us the game,” Pearce said. “We played so well in the first half and we kept the ball really well and we took the game to them.
“We played smart at times, but we were a little disappointed to come in at half-time 22-10 up because we gave them an easy try which is not like us.
“Playing into the gale force wind, we had the bonus point secured at the break.
“We usually make our changes a bit earlier, but I felt the lads who played the first half did so well that they deserved to stay on.
“Once we put our reinforcements on, who are just as good, we went up a gear and they couldn’t handle us.
“Our scrum got stronger and we have some real quality on the edges. All our back three scored after our forwards laid the platform.
“Since the new year, our attack has got a lot better generally after relying on our forwards in the early part of the season.
“Our pack is still damn good and the best in the league. As the grounds start to dry out, I think our backs will enjoy things more.”