2018 Super League – Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Monday 02nd April, 15:00

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/t...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Abdull, Bowden, Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Griffin, Houghton, Kelly, Logan, Matongo, Miloudi, Minichiello, Paea, Sneyd, Talanoa, Taylor, Turgut, Washbrook

Unavailable: Sika Manu, Dean Hadley, Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave, Jordan Lane

  • Hull FC defeated bitter rivals Hull KR 22-30 to extend their winning run over Rovers to six matches, even though they had to play for 71 minutes with 12-men due to Bureta Faraimo’s red card.
  • Faraimo is available despite being handed a one-match ban for his red card with disciplinary hearings not set for later in the week. Jamie Shaul, Carlos Tuimavave and Jordan Lane are all rested with Jack Logan, Jansin Turgut and Hakim Miloudi named in the 19-man squad with the latter set to make his competitive debut.
  • Hull have a 100% record when playing at home this season, scoring an average of 33.7 points per game from those three matches.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Baldwinson, Batchelor, Caton-Brown, Crowther, Hampshire, Hirst, Huby, Johnstone, Jowitt, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Danny Kirmond, David Fifita, Anthony England, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Justin Horo, Ben Jones-Bishop

  • Wakefield couldn’t get the better of local rivals Castleford as they played out a low-scoring game in horrendous conditions on Thursday night. The pitch resembled a mud bath with the game turning into an arm wrestle as a result with Trinity going down 6-11.
  • Chris Chester has made wholesale changes to keep his squad fresh with the short turnaround. Chris Annakin, Jordan Baldwinson, James Batchelor, Jordan Crowther and Max Jowitt all come into the fray with Anthony England, Liam Finn, Scott Grix, Justin Horo and Ben Jones-Bishop rested.
  • Having started the season with four consecutive wins, Wakefield have since lost their last three fixtures and have conceded 25 points per game in those three fixtures.

THE PREDICTION

A buoyant Hull FC side will host Wakefield as they look to back up their superb win on Good Friday. The Black and Whites put in a huge effort to beat Hull KR with 12-men having had Bureta Faraimo sent off after just nine minutes. Wakefield have opted to heavily rotate their squad and should be fresher as a result but it looks weaker in terms of quality. Hull haven’t lost at home this season and can continue that run here.