THE 26-18 win at Gloucestershire All Golds two days ago was an indication Hunslet Hawks are making progress, coach Matt Bramald reckons.
Hawks are ninth in Kingstone Press League One, but Bramald reflected: “It was scruffy, but I said to the players Gloucester are probably the best of the southern-based teams, so it was a reasonable win.
“It wasn’t the prettiest, but we did what we needed to do and the boys worked hard. A couple of weeks ago we might have come out on the wrong end of the scoreline, but the boys dug in and worked their socks off for the win.”
Hawks have no game this weekend and Bramald said: “Hopefully we can refresh a few bodies and look at a couple of areas we need to work on and get some fitness work into our big men.
“You don’t get that when you are playing game after game, because people have bumps and bruises and miss sessions. Hopefully we can get everybody healthy for the London Skolars game in two week’s time.
“That is massive for us and we’ll have to be right on the ball.”
James Duckworth (groin) and Danny Williams (knee) suffered knocks against All Golds and Bramald said: “We lost Craig Robinson with an Achilles injury.
“That’s an old one and might be a bit nasty, so we’ll have to keep an eye on that.”