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10 Aug 2018 by Ash Wheldon

2018 Super League – Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Friday 10th August, 19:45

Where? The KCOM Stadium

What channel is it on? Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://ticketing.hullfc.com/match-tickets.aspx

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Abdull, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Griffin, Harris, Houghton, Lane, Manu, Matongo, Minichiello, Paea, Shaul, Sneyd, Talanoa, Taylor, Tuimavave, Washbrook

Unavailable: Josh Bowden, Joe Westerman, Albert Kelly, Jake Connor, Dean Hadley

  • Hull FC’s regular season ended in disappointment as they lost to their derby against Hull KR. With little on the line other than pride, it was the away side that got the win, punishing FC for their poor first half in which they found themselves 0-16 down before eventually losing 16-20.

  • Chris Green will return to the front row after overcoming a back injury. Dean Hadley was also due to return this week but having been named in the 19-man squad, he has since been pulled out. Jez Litten and Jacks Downs are the two players to make way.

  • Hull ended the regular season with a record of eight wins and three defeats on home soil and will be keen to improve on that in their three home games in the Super 8s.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arona, Ashurst, Batchelor, England, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Huby, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Danny Kirmond

  • Wakefield’s regular season campaign ended with a defeat away at Huddersfield. Trinity were poor in the first half and went into the break with a 20-point deficit which was too much to claw back despite an improved second period with them going down 40-28.

  • Anthony England returns to the squad after a spell on the sidelines. He replaces Joe Arundel in the only change to their 19-man squad.

  • Wakefield won just three away games during the regular season and drew another. One of their seven losses came in a pulsating game at the KCOM on Easter Monday when the Black and Whites won courtesy of a late 50-yard drop goal from Marc Sneyd.

THE PREDICTION

Hull and Wakefield meet for the second time in quick succession with their previous meeting still fresh in the memory for all of the wrong reasons for FC. The Black and Whites were embarrassed 72-10 when the teams met at the end of July and they will want to go some way towards making up for that scoreline. Wakefield will have to be on their game knowing the home side will be looking for revenge, especially with neither side having much to play for with the top 4 surely out of reach. Wakefield will fancy their chances but their away form makes it difficult to side with them so it may be worth siding with the home side to gain revenge.

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