2019 Super League – Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC taking place? Saturday 18th May, 15:00

Where is Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC taking place? The Halliwell Jones Stadium

What channel is Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC on in the UK? Warrington Wolves 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 Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC?

Warrington Wolves – https://shop.warringtonwolves.com/match-tickets.aspx

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Atkins, Austin, Charnley, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, King, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Tasi, Walker, Westwood

Unavailable: Kevin Brown, Jake Mamo, Tom Lineham, Matt Davis

  • Warrington made it four wins in a row in all competitions as they held off Wigan in a thrilling Challenge Cup tie last weekend and now turn their attention back to Super League as they host a Hull FC side that they hammered earlier in the season.

  • The Wolves will have exerted a lot of energy against the Warriors last week and may opt to rotate their squad in the forwards, especially with the Wolves having a shorter turnaround than their opponents here.

  • Harvey Livett drops out of the 19-man squad along with Matt Davis who picked up a head knock last week with Ben Westwood and Danny Walker returning to the side with both pushing for a spot in the 17.

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

Squad: Connor, Faraimo, Fash, Green, Griffin, Hadley, Houghton, Kelly, Manu, Matongo, Minichiello, Naulago, Paea, Shaul, Sneyd, Taylor, Thompson, Washbrook, Westerman

Unavailable: Matty Dawson-Jones, Andre Savelio, Jordan Lane, Carlos Tuimavave, Gareth Ellis, Jack Logan

  • Hull FC were too good for Castleford as they were comfortable winners in their Challenge Cup contest thanks to a quick start but focus will now turn back to trying to maintain their challenge for a top five spot.

  • The Black and Whites will be without Gareth Ellis after the veteran forward sustained a nasty looking injury during the Cup contest last week but he should only be missing for a matter of weeks and not months like first feared.

  • He is joined in the treatment room by Jack Logan who picked up an elbow injury last week but in a big boost for Hull, Jamie Shaul is back in the squad after a lengthy time out with concussion symptoms and is joined in the 19 by Danny Washbrook who has overcome a calf strain.

THE PREDICTION

Warrington will be hoping for a repeat performance of the last time they faced Hull earlier in the season when they demolished them at the KCOM Stadium. Hull have improved since then but with so many players still on the sidelines, it will be a tough ask for them. They will travel to the Halliwell Jones with that heavy defeat earlier in the year fresh on their mind and will want to give a better account of themselves and whilst they should do that, Warrington will still have too much to claim the points.