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Richard Gore Previews Saturday’s Home Game With Bournville

Hull play Bournville this Saturday in the game that was rearranged from the pre Christmas cancellation.

After their stunning 60-10 victory against Tynedale, Hull will feel rightly confident against a side who recently were well beaten by Tynedale. Hull’s pack should be too strong for their Birmingham-based opponents and with Hull’s attack functioning so well from  close or long range, it would seem Hull are very much in the driving seat.

However, Bournville are a side that seem to embody the meaning of inconsistency. They have seen Fylde score over 70 points against them. They have been well beaten by Wharfedale and as mentioned earlier by Tynedale, but that is only half the story.

Earlier in the season, they scored over 40 points against Rotherham losing by two points. They scored 60 points against Wharfedale and then a couple of weeks ago drew with Rotherham.

Head coach Gary Pearce is well aware of this extraordinary paradox and will be planning accordingly. Any side who can take Rotherham all the way in two games must be capable of turning in really good performances when in the right frame of mind.

Hull must still be confident of victory but will undoubtedly be on their guard and fully focused against a side that has caused a few shocks already this season.

Richard Gore

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