Hull play their final game of the season as Bishop’s Stortford visit Chants Ave. Their first season in rugby union’s National League one was a great achievement. Results may not have gone their way, but the team has stuck together and played some exhilarating rugby along the way. Several games could have been won.
Many moments live in the memory and the tension amongst the home fans at Rosslyn Park, home of one of the greatest of English rugby union clubs, as Hull nearly overhauled their substantial lead was the stuff of rugby dreams.
This week’s opponents are a good mid-table side who welcomed Hull to National League one back in September. That day Hull looked capable of coming away with something until they had a man harshly sent off, as many believed.
Hull are fielding their strongest available side and it could well be in front of the biggest gate of the campaign. At home, Hull have often played well and if they put pressure on their visitors they will score tries. Should Hull win it, will be nothing more than a season’s hard work deserves, but as important will be to keep playing rugby until the final whistle and give their very loyal fan base something to enjoy.
The line out has been much better of late and a good supply of first phase ball is an essential requisite for any side. If Hull can achieve that they might just sign off in style.