Hull travel to Reading this week to take on one of the early pace setters in National 1. Rams have beaten both Esher and Chinnor by comfortable, but not overwhelming margins in their first two games.
They seem to be a good all-round side, but Hull have shown enough ability this season to travel with every chance of getting something out of this game.
Hull’s scrum is a formidable force and they have shown themselves not only capable of scoring tries, but of getting themselves into a position to get a result in the two games they have played.
Some missed try scoring opportunities and some missed goal kicks have been disappointing, but a good number of scoring opportunities have been created.
The five yellow cards they have received in both opening games and a red have put added pressure on the side when down to 13 men for periods in both the opening fixtures which has not helped.
Hull could and should have won last week and that knowledge should give the team confidence .
Both games have seen Hull score first, and if they can improve the amount of lineout ball they can secure, they have enough ability to trouble sides in this division including Rams, this week’s opponents.