Togetherness key to reaching final – Jobling

Prop Mike Jobling believes team unity will be the key to Hull booking their place in the Yorkshire Cup final. Hull travel to Harrogate for their semi-final confident of beating higher level opposition for the second time in the competition.

Jobling was part of side that beat Wharfedale 50-29 last Thursday to set up this weekend’s tie at Harrogate and he feels Hull can pull off another cup win.

“Going into the semi-final the only difference I see between the the two teams is togetherness,” Jobling said.

“We have a special bond this year which is reaping success. Harrogate have some good players but by the looks of things they are not playing as a team.

“It will be a great match up which we will be wanting to come out showing what we can really do. In terms of a home advantage I don’t think it’s been a fortress for Harrogate so we will go there with spirits high. This is the first time we will play them on their new ground. Game on, I say.”

After preparing his players for two games in three days, coach Gary Pearce welcomes a return to normality ahead of Saturday’s Yorkshire Cup semi-final at Harrogate.

“The players will have a nice light week before going to Harrogate on Saturday,” Peace said.

“We can get back to some normality this week and plan for the semi-final. I was really pleased with the two performances last week as I t was a big ask in the warm conditions and hard ground. You wouldn’t ask professionals to play two games in three days.

“We played some nice stuff although we tired towards the end of the game. We could have done with a bit of rain to be honest, but two wins show we’re a good side.”


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