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15 Jun 2018 by Ash Wheldon

2018 Super League – Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Saturday 16th June, 17:00

Where? The KCOM Stadium

What channel is it on? Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://ticketing.hullfc.com/ticket.aspx?fixture=978e0d2e-d4b7-e711-93f7-00155d299919

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Connor, Downs, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Harris, Lane, Logan, Matongo, Miloudi, Minichiello, Paea, Scott, Shaul, Taylor, Tuimavave, Washbrook, Westerman

Unavailable: Jordan Abdull, Marc Sneyd, Josh Bowden, Fetuli Talanoa, Josh Griffin, Sika Manu, Dean Hadley, Joe Westerman

  • Hull produced a brilliant first half display as they scored 37 unanswered points against Salford last week. FC were too good for their opponents and took the chance to rest a couple of their senior players in the second half as they claimed a comfortable 45-14 win.

  • Key pair Albert Kelly and Danny Houghton return for the Black and Whites whilst Jez Litten – who received a late call-up to play last week – and Jansin Turgut are also added to the squad. Joe Westerman picked up a knee injury last week so misses out along with Jordan Lane and Cameron Scott.

  • Hull’s win last week extended their unbeaten home record this season. They have now won all seven of their fixtures at the KCOM Stadium.

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Shaun Wane

Squad: Bateman, Clubb, Davies, Escaré, Field, Flower, Gildart, Hamlin, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Mullen, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Powell, Sarginson, Tautai, S. Tomkins, Williams

Unavailable: Joe Burgess, Ryan Sutton, Joe Greenwood, Liam Farrell

  • Wigan couldn’t put their Challenge Cup disappointment behind them as they fell to defeat at Wakefield last week. The Warriors were again under-par and never really looked like doing enough to win as Wakefield condemned them to a 32-16 loss.

  • Joel Tomkins was allowed to move to Hull KR last week after his off-field indiscretion cost him his Wigan career. The Warriors moved quickly to replace him but new signing Joe Greenwood is yet to arrive in the country. Liam Farrell is out with an ankle injury and Josh Woods also drops out with Callum Field and Craig Mullen coming into the 19-man squad.

  • Wigan have lost their last three games in all competitions and have conceded at least 23 points in each of those matches.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan’s worrying run of form continued last week as they were defeated by Wakefield and now travel to a Hull side that are yet to taste defeat on home soil this season. Hull made it seven wins from seven at the KCOM as they comfortably beat Salford last week and need a win here to go just two points behind Wigan. If that does happen, the race for second place really opens up with Warrington and Castleford also right in the mix and no more than two points will separate the four teams by the end of the weekend. Wigan will again be looking for a response but will come up against a side with two key players returning to their side. With their spine looking more solid with Kelly and Houghton back, Hull can maintain their unbeaten home record and continue Wigan’s woes.

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