2019 Super League – Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Sunday 28th April, 15:00

Where is Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? The KCOM Stadium

What channel is Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity on in the UK? Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity 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 Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity?

Hull FC – https://ticketing.hullfc.com/

Wakefield Trinity – https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Connor, Ellis, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Griffin, Hadley, Houghton, Kelly, Logan, Manu, Matongo, Paea, Sneyd, Taylor, Tuimavave, Washbrook, Westerman, Wynne

Unavailable: Matty Dawson-Jones, Josh Bowden, Jamie Shaul, Liam Harris, Andre Savelio, Levy Nzoungou, Jordan Lane, Mark Minichiello

  • Hull conceded 60 points for the second time this season as their under-strength side failed to cope with a rampant St Helens but will hope with some of their big guns back they can bounce back immediately.

  • The Black and Whites rested six players for the clash including Danny Houghton and Gareth Ellis with Mickey Paea and Josh Griffin all back in the squad this week along with Danny Washbrook who receives a call-up.

  • Ratu Naulago, Jordan Thompson, Jez Litten and Cameron Scott all drop out after appearing on Easter Monday with Mark Minichiello also out after suffering a neck injury but his absence is not expected to be lengthy.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arona, Caton-Brown, Crowther, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, Kershaw, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Pauli, Randell, Reynolds, Wood

Unavailable: Craig Huby, James Batchelor, Tom Johnstone, Danny Brough, Jacob Miller, Anthony England, Joe Arundel, Matty Ashurst

  • Wakefield produced a hugely impressive display to beat Leeds on Easter Monday despite being dominated throughout the game with injury-hit Trinity coming out of the Easter period with one win from their two games.

  • Trinity had to field a patched-up side for the Leeds game with Lee Kershaw making his debut on the wing and looks set to play again here but they are boosted by the return of Tyler Randell.

  • Wakefield can also call upon Kyle Wood after he missed the Leeds game and with Randell also back in the side, Trinity’s options at hooker have improved drastically after they were forced to field Jordan Crowther in that role on Monday.

THE PREDICTION

This shapes as a huge game in the race for the top 5 with both teams eager to maintain their position at the top end of the table. In a difficult game to call, especially due to the uncertainty over who will take the field for both teams after a gruelling Easter schedule, this could go either way. Wakefield were victors when the two sides last met with their pack getting on top of Hull’s but with numerous players out injured and Hull able to call upon more of their senior players, they can edge this on home soil.