2019 Super League – Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC taking place? Sunday 3rd March, 15:00

Where is Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC taking place? John Smith's Stadium

What channel is Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC on in the UK? Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Huddersfield Giants vs Hull FC?

Huddersfield Giants – https://giants.tickethour.co.uk/

Hull FC – https://hullfcshop.com/collections/tickets

THE TEAM NEWS

HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS

Head Coach: Simon Woolford

Squad: English, Frawley, Gaskell, Grix, Ikahihifo, Lawrence, Leeming, Matagi, McGillvary, McIntosh, Mellor, Murphy, O’Brien, Roche, Russell, Ta’ai, Turner, Walne, Ja. Wardle

Unavailable: Leroy Cudjoe, Dale Ferguson, Paul Clough, Joe Wardle, Oliver Roberts, Akuila Uate

  • Huddersfield's poor start to the season continued as the Giants lost their third straight game after going down at home to Warrington and now come up against a Hull team who will be looking to claim back-to-back wins.

  • The Giants' injury problems looked like they were starting to clear after Jermaine McGillvary and Lee Gaskell both returned to the side last week but they’re now without Oliver Roberts, Akuila Uate and Joe Wardle.

  • Huddersfield head coach Simon Woolford has called up Oliver Russell into his 19-man squad for the first time in 2019 whilst Colton Roche and Jake Wardle also feature in the squad for the winless Giants.

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Connor, Ellis, Faraimo, Griffin, Hadley, Houghton, Kelly, Lane, Litten, Manu, Matongo, Minichiello, Naulago, Paea, Shaul, Sneyd, Thompson, Tuimavave, Westerman

Unavailable: Matty Dawson-Jones, Josh Bowden, Chris Green, Josh Bowden, Fetuli Talanoa, Lewis Bienek, Liam Harris, Scott Taylor

  • Hull FC finally ended their long run without a win as they made history by beating Super League champions Wigan in Golden Point and will now look to go on a winning run to work their way up the table.

  • Hull are boosted by the return of halfback Albert Kelly who could come into the side for his first appearance since last season with fullback Jamie Shaul needing to overcome a head test after he suffered a concussion last week.

  • Hull may once again turn to Gareth Ellis after their ex-captain came out of retirement to put in a solid display against Wigan last week and he is expected to take to the field having been named in the 19-man squad.

THE PREDICTION

Hull FC won for the first time in 14 matches in a thrilling contest against Wigan that was decided in Golden Point and will now look to put a winning run together. They travel to Huddersfield who are without a win so far this season and are missing one of their key off-season singings. Akuila Uate will not feature having suffered a knock last week with the Giants having to once again shuffle their side. Hull on the other hand are boosted by the returning Albert Kelly and buoyed by last week’s win, they can make it two wins on the trot.