Hull return to their home ground where just a fortnight ago they so nearly beat Sale who were lying in third place at that time.
This week’s opponents can boast seven victories and two draws in this campaign with an extraordinary amount of this scorelines being very close. Their last three fixtures have seen them lose to Rosslyn Park, Rams and Darlington all by less than four points!!
Hull have had to pay a price for a long tough season as injuries are taking a toll. They have had opportunities to win five games but on each occasion have just been edged out late on so they are still looking for a win.
Winger Keane Naylor is out for the season and with prop Charlie Beech being unavailable along with Hull’s regular second row pairing of Liam Regardsoe and co-captain Cam Curry, Hull have something of a new look pack. Danny Addy and Kim Russell replace them and Russell has had some impressive moments already at this level. Bairstow comes in at prop and he has had game time this season and will not be phased at this level.
The experienced Latu Makaafi comes into the back row and a Fijian winger Waquaumu gets his first start for the club .
Last time out at Chanterlands Avenue, Hull looked the part and they will be looking for a repeat performance of that display this week.
There is still much to play for not least pride but also one eye must now be on building for next season. Hull’s experienced players can lead the way in what should be a very interesting game with some good prospects for the clubs future on view.