CALDY are recharged and ready for a stern battle away to northern rivals Hull Ionians as they edge closer to safety.

Off the back of an important well-managed win against Cambridge, and a subsequent week off, Caldy are potentially facing a second season in national one – the highest level of rugby in its history – but backrow Jack Collister is taking each game as it comes, even with the finish line in sight.

"This game is massive for us because I don’t think we are safe yet," he said.

"I think 65 points is needed to guarantee that. Four out of the seven teams still to play are below us – they’ve all got something to play for."

Caldy last visited Brantingham Park back in 2014 losing 45-17 in a campaign that saw Hull promoted as champions of National 2 North.

Since then, both find themselves in the third tier of English rugby with Hull's future hanging in the balance.

A recent win at home to fifth place Blackheath adds renewed hope for Hull and proves the difficulty of the challenge ahead according to Collister.

"They will be fighting to stay in this league and they've shown their character recently, especially when they came here."

Hull's visit to Paton Field was a tight affair.

The visitors clawed back a 17 point deficit and came close to a second half fightback only for leading points scorer, Gavin Roberts, to score a late try giving Caldy a 27-26 win and sparking a run of games in which Caldy began their climb up the table.

"End of the day, we want to beat them because we want to be the best side in the north at this level.

"The team that wants it most usually wins as they're willing to go that extra mile.

"If we go there with this mentality then hopefully we can come back with the win."