2020 Super League – Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons taking place? KCOM Stadium

What is the expected weather for Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons? 6c in partly cloudy skies

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

Where can I stream Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons? Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Catalans Dragons 10-50 Hull FC

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL FC

  • Hull FC failed to respond to their first loss of the season against St. Helens as they suffered again when travelling to Wigan last week and the Black and Whites now face another tough encounter as they host Catalans.
  • Hull were poor with the ball last week and will need improvements in this contest but they will be buoyed by the return of Albert Kelly who is available after serving a two-match suspension and he is in line to make his first appearance of the season.
  • The Black and Whites will also have Chris Satae back after he too completed a ban whilst the likes of Carlos Tuimavave, Manu Ma’u and Andre Savelio have a chance of returning to the fold following injuries.

21-man squad: Shaul, Tuimavave, Griffin, Swift, Connor, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Satae, Jones, Ma'u, Sao, Kelly, Johnstone, Matongo, Fash, Lane, Bowden, Fonua, Buchanan, Ellis

Unavailable: Manu Ma’u (Injured), Andre Savelio (Injured), Ratu Naulago (Injured), Carlos Tuimavave (Injured), Bureta Faraimo (Injured)

Questionable:

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans will come into this contest on the back of a week off after they were due to face St. Helens last week but that game was postponed due to Saints’ involvement in the World Club Challenge.
  • That means the Dragons have played just two games so far this season and may be short of match fitness although they will be confident after collecting their first win of the year as they defeated Castleford in their last contest.
  • Israel Folau made his debut in that game with the controversial Australian marking his first appearance with a try and he will be thankful to get back on the field as he attempts to work his way to full fitness.

21-man squad: Tierney, Langi Folau, Yaha, Maloney, Drinkwater, Casty, McIlorum, Whitley, Garcia, Bousquet, Simon, Jullien, Da Costa, Seguier, Romano, Maria, Baitieri, Mourgue, Kasiano, Tomkins

Unavailable: Sam Moa (Injured), Mickael Goudemand (Injured), Tom Davies (Injured), David Mead (Injured), Joel Tomkins (Injured)

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THE PREDICTION

Hull FC started the season with back-to-back wins but they have since lost their last two and they will be desperate to get back to winning ways as they host Catalans. The Dragons did not play last week and will have spent a lot of time on the training paddock but with just two games under their belt so far this season, the French outfit could be caught cold here. Hull are set to welcome back several important players and that should prove the difference for the hosts who are likely to come out on top.

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