After the euphoria of beating Rotherham 20-17 at Chants Ave on Saturday to open up an 11-point lead at the top of National 2 North, Hull RUFC’s focus switches to a less glamorous game at Wharfedale. The home side are 12th in the table, 60 points behind Hull and it’s a game Hull should win based on current form. Centre Steve Johnson admits it would be easy to let standards drop after putting so much into beating their nearest rival last time out.
“It’s easy to put so much thought and energy into a big game like Rotherham and fall off a week later,” Johnson said.
“The result at weekend counts for nothing if we don’t back it up against Wharfdale.
“That being said, we are in a much better place than years gone by and we will come out firing again this weekend.
“The boys are just happy to play within our system and it seems to working to suit all styles of play.
“We’ve played some really good rugby in testing weather conditions although I wouldn’t mind a nice sunny day some time soon.
“Wharfedale are tough at home, so we will need to ready to dig deep again.
“Then we have a nice well-earned weekend off before another big game against Sedgley at home.”