It will be a proud moment for Cam Curry when he leads Hull RUFC out for Saturday’s top of the table clash with Rotherham at Chants Ave. It’s first against second with Hull looking to stay nine points clear, or even better, extend their advantage over their nearest rivals. Curry, the club’s co-captain with long-term injured centre Ali Heard, believes Saturday’s fixture is a chance to show how far the side has come on since losing 20-15 at Rotherham earlier in the campaign.
“There is a real excitement and buzz around the team and it almost feels like there is no pressure on us,” Curry said.
“We’re on an incredible run having won every game since that five-point defeat at Rotherham in October.
“Many players will play for years and never experience a season like this so we’re just enjoying the ride!
“Saturday is our chance to demonstrate just how far we’ve come since then both in terms of our physicality and our team cohesion.
“Our defensive record is incredible this season and we continue to hone our structure particularly around set pieces and breakdowns.
“We’re playing smart by recognising opportunities to turn defence into attack and we have a back line who’ve really clicked to convert these into points.
“Our discipline has vastly improved as the season’s progressed and penalty count will be hot on the agenda for Saturday.
“Rotherham are clinical off the tee and will also kick to the corners to implement their maul from any midfield penalties so we will be mindful of this.”
Our home form has been impeccable this season & we’re expecting a big crowd we’ll relish the occasion. Big games, physical games against tough opponents is what we train for and why we play rugby so Saturday can’t come quick enough.