Hull take the trip down to promotion candidates Cambridge tomorrow with several changes to the side which played Leeds last week. The fact that this was originally a free Saturday has taken a few players out, but it gives some new comers and younger players the chance to show what they do.
Russell and newcomer Billy Addy partner each other in the second row while Joe Barratt starts the game at scrum-half. All three have talent and games like these are good tests as they get attuned to playing top quality National League rugby.
Steve Johnson, one of last week’s try scorers and a stalwart of the side, assumes the captaincy and will no doubt lead from the front as his style of play warrants. He has been uncompromising in defence and forceful in attack and will look to take the game to Cambridge.
Hull’s rugby has had very moments including last week, but first phase possession is what every teams game is built on. Hull have enough ability to trouble any defence when in possession so therein lies a key to tomorrow’s game.
Duell Trueman starts at centre and he is a versatile player who will slot in without any issues whilst back row cum second row Alex Todd comes in at number eight.
It will be a tough day but one Hull can get something out of if they win first phase consistently.