Hull RUFC will rightly be full of confidence after having won two games against the league’s strongest opposition in Rotherham and Sedgley Park in the last three weeks. These were extraordinary victories against good sides and these results see Hull remain top of the league, but Rotherham are now back in second place and waiting for any slip up from Hull.
In the final few games of the season, the coaching staff and players know all too well that every side they now meet will be looking to be the side that toppled Hull.
An examination of the remaining games sees Hull take on Bournville this weekend who were well beaten by Hull at home, but they have a habit of scoring quite a lot of points in many of their games so the Midlands side need to be respected.
Blaydon seem to have found a way of winning recently and wins against Sheffield Tigers, Hull Ionians and Stourbridge would suggest that they will be no pushover. Hull will be aware of that and will plan accordingly.
Fylde have had some very good results this season, not least a home victory against Rotherham, however, they have faltered on several occasions as they are classically inconsistent, but Hull will plan for Fylde having one of their very good days.
Hull Ionians are playing well despite that recent loss at Blaydon and would like nothing more than to spoil the Hull RUFC party and our last game away against Luctonians will be a tough one.
Luctonians seem to specialise in strangling the life out of sides. They defend very well and many of their games see victory to them or their opposition by one score. They were at the bottom of the league earlier in the season, but they have fought their up to mid table with a good run of form with five wins since Christmas and losses to Sedgley Park and Rotherham by the narrowest of margins.
Hull are top of the table because they are the best side in the league so far this season, but they will be working hard on all aspects of their game to remain in that position despite some real tests before that final game away to Luctonians on April 30.