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MJ: We Won’t Be Distracted By Our Lead

Last week turned out to be a great week for Hull RUFC. Not only did they maintain their perfect season at Chants Ave, they also extended their unbeaten run to 17 games, they saw their lead at the top of National 2 North extend to nine points. Then, earlier this week, it was confirmed that Hull RUFC would be awarded a walk-over after Huddersfield were unable to fulfill their fixture in Hull in February. The five-point gain means Hull are now 14 points clear with just three matches left to play. Rotherham and Sedgley Park have four games left and the pressure is on them to catch the leaders. Despite the cushion at the top, prop Mike Jobling is not taking anything for granted as the team prepare for Saturday’s trip to Fylde.

“Rotherham losing was a shock, but fair credit to the Huddersfield lads,” Jobling said.
“They came up trumps when it matters for a well deserved win.
“Although it opens the gap, we need to come away with 2 wins from the last 3 games to truly secure the title. 
“Last weekend was really a game of two halves especially with the wind.
“We defended for long periods in the first half and didn’t really have that much possession. 
“In the second half, we retained the ball really well and produced some lovely rugby.
“I must say Blaydon never gave up and threw the ball about in their back Line.”


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