Weekend Preview: 12th August 2022

Once again we will are covering over 10 local teams this weekend across six sports!

Hull KR host Leeds Rhinos this evening. It is a battle for a play-off place with the Robins only a point behind sixth-place Leeds. Last time out KR beat Toulouse late on in a close game. Danny McGuire can name a 21-man squad this week, welcoming back key players Hall, Linnett and Lewis. Korbin Sims misses out through a two-match ban. Since the previous fixture between Rovers and the Rhinos which ended 12-0 to Leeds, both have changed coaches.

Beverley Town will look to make it three wins from three as they hope to gain momentum in the NCEL Division One. Dave Ricardo is not only pleased with the victories so far this season but also with clean sheets in the opening fixtures. By contrast Town’s hosts, this week have lost all three games, two of which were 6-2. Parkgate were on the verge of the playoffs last season so will not be under-estimated. Reporter, Tom Cavanagh spoke to the Town manager, Dave Ricardo for the Thursday Night Fixture.

It is the battle of the promoted teams at the Dransfield Stadium. North Ferriby and Hallam went up from the NCEL Division One last season. Ferriby have won two from two following the FA Cup victory last week against Northallerton. Hallam won their opening game but lost in their replay against Bury AFC in the FA Cup. The Villagers have provided us with a full preview.

Hull City will look to bounce back from a disappointing defeat in midweek to League Two Bradford City. The Tigers looked slow and struggled to create clear-cut chances as they were beaten. That was a team which included seven changes to the starting XI, the league start has given City fans more to shout about. A win and a draw is a solid start to Championship life. The Tigers welcome a Premier League from last season to the MKM Stadium. Norwich City are having a slow start back in the Championship with a defeat and a draw in the opening games. Jason Harrison previews from Hull City OSC.

Beverley ARLFC will look to put points between themselves and bottom side Bradford Dudley Hill again this weekend. The Blue and Golds lost last week to lowly Bradford 10-6 in a tight fixture. This week Beverley play host to Woolston Rovers who beat them earlier this season.

Beverley RUFC gets their pre-season underway with a trip to York RI. The Beavers will look to build on a midtable finish last season. The club are offering travel to any supporters who want to go to the game.

In cricket, Driffield Town CC will have the clash of the in-form teams as they travel to Woodhouse Grange. Woodhouse have pushed into 4th place in the table with four wins of the last five. Driffield have only lost one in the league all season and hopes to extend their 18-point lead at the top.

Hull FC welcome St Helens to the MKM Stadium on Sunday. The Black and Whites let a 10-point lead slip in their defeat to Huddersfield Giants last week. FC will hope for a better showing as they push for a play-off place but have a tough task against table-topping St Helens. Brett Hodgson makes three changes to the 21-man squad with McNamara, Balmforth, Litten returning for Simm who returns to Saints, Hookem and the injured Brown.

After an unbeaten 8-0 league season the Scunthorpe Alphas have progressed to the NFC playoffs. Their opponents at Quibell Park are Darlington Steam who only lost their opening game of the season. A victory this weekend could potentially see the Alphas promoted to Division One.

East Riding Futsal Club continue their pre-season preparations on the road to Manchester Futsal club. The Black and Yellow’s lost in their opening friendly in a tough battle with top side Bolton.

Hull City Ladies play their final friendly before opening the season on Sunday at home to Brighouse Town at the Easy Buy Stadium. The Tigresses have made good use of the post-season and will hope to be promoted back to the third tier at the first time of asking. A Q&A session will also be held on Sunday with Carol Thomas BEM, 1st Team Manager Chris Hames, Managing Director Danny Johnson and club captain Ellie Tanser.

Simon Bromwich