2019 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC taking place? Sunday 24th February, 15:00

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC taking place? The DW Stadium

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC on in the UK? Wigan Warriors 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 Wigan Warriors vs Hull FC?

Wigan Warriors – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/wiganwarriors/Events/Index

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Bullock, Byrne, Davies, Escaré, Flower, Gildart, Greenwood, Hamlin, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O’Loughlin, Powell, Sammut, Sarginson, Tautai, Williams

Unavailable: Joe Burgess, Dom Manfredi, Liam Farrell

  • Wigan went down in their World Club Challenge contest with Sydney Roosters with the Australian side proving too good and now the reigning Super League champions return to league action.

  • The Warriors will be without Liam Farrell after he suffered a torn pectoral against the Roosters whilst Tony Clubb has been rested which will mean a reshuffle in the pack for Wigan.

  • Wigan head coach Adrian Lam has named youngster Liam Byrne in his squad for the first time whilst he has also named off-season signing Jarrod Sammut for the first time and could make his debut.

HULL FC

Head Coach: Lee Radford

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

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

  • Hull FC's run without a win was extended as they went down to defeat to Castleford in what was their 13th consecutive loss and now face a tough trip to Wigan who are difficult to beat at home.

  • Hull are looking very light in the pack due to injuries and their cause will not have been aided by Scott Taylor copping a three-match ban which has prompted head coach Lee Radford to call upon their legendary ex-captain Gareth Ellis.

  • Ellis retired at the end of the 2017 season but with him proving his fitness in a fixture for the club’s Reserves side last week, he could take to the field along with new signing Ratu Naulago after he was given a one-year deal following a successful trial.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan will be looking to bounce back from their World Club Challenge disappointment when they host Hull FC. The Black and Whites are desperate for a win after 13 straight losses but face a daunting task heading to the DW. Wigan will have exerted a lot of energy last week in a gruelling game and with Hull having the week off, they should come in the as the fresher side. However, their injury list is increasing again and although returning ex-skipper Gareth Ellis may give the Black and Whites a boost, Wigan can take the spoils on home soil.