Weekend Preview – 22nd October 2021

There are only four fixtures in our local sporting pool this weekend. There has also been some contract news off the field in Rugby League.

Hull City head to Luton following the disappointing 2-1 defeat at home to Peterborough on Saturday. A section fans made their opinions clear during the fixture calling for Grant McCann’s sacking. City will be without midfielder Tom Huddlestone for the trip to the Hatters following an injury picked up last time out. Reporter Mike Try told his verdict on the Thursday Night Fixture.

Hall Road Rangers were unlucky to lose 3-0 last time out against top of the table Brigg. Rangers have a good opportunity to return to winning ways with the visit of FC Humber United. A game such as this against a side further down the table could lay a platform for better results. Oliver Harsley has the full preview of Hall Road vs Humber United.

Hull City Ladies are still in search of their first victory of the season. Recent results have shown plenty of talent and spirit but without a win. This weekend Stoke come to Haworth Park in what will be once again another big challenge for Adie Costello’s young side.

Beverley RUFC suffered a heavy defeat last Saturday at home to Selby this weekend they travel to Goole. Following two defeats on the bounce, the Beavers hope to find the winning formula this time out. Chairman Brian Gilbert spoke to Tom Cavanagh on the Thursday Night Fixture.

Hull Kingston Rovers announced the contract extension of prop George King for a further three years. A consistent performer throughout an excellent season for the Robins the Irish international is hopeful of being part of the World Cup next winter. Speaking to HKRTV King said “I’ve certainly feel like I’ve made improvements and there’s room for more to come. I’m looking forward to ripping into pre-season and hopefully going 80 minutes better and reaching a Grand Final with the club. I can’t wait for these next four years with the club.”

Hull FC announced later on in the day, Ligi Sao signed a two-year contract extension with the club. The prop was impressive for the duration of the campaign and only missed two games. Sao has settled in at Hull well and this will see him stay at least until 2023.

Find all of last weeks results and round-up, here.

Reported by: Simon Bromwich