Wigan v Hull: Bevan French and Luke Gale are back

Drew Darbyshire
Bevan French Wigan

Bevan French is set to make his first appearance of the season

Wigan have been boosted by the return of star full-back Bevan French for Thursday’s Super League clash with Hull.

Matt Peet has been a number of changes to his Wigan side that beat Salford 20-0 in the Challenge Cup sixth round last week.

Star full-back Bevan French is set to make his first appearance of the season. Centre Iain Thornley could also return for the Warriors after recovering from an ankle injury. Ireland international prop Brad Singleton returns for the Warriors are completing a two-match suspension.

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Meanwhile, Hull are looking to make it four wins in a row in all competitions this week. Coach Brett Hodgson has made three changes to his side from last week’s Cup win over Sheffield Eagles.

Captain Luke Gale and Fiji powerhouse Kane Evans both return from suspension. Winger Darnell McIntosh is back in the squad also returns having recovered from a calf injury.

Youngsters Aidan Burrell, Harvey Barron and Charlie Severs drop out of the Black and Whites’ squad. The latter suffered a broken jaw in last Friday’s academy victory over Newcastle Thunder.

Hull remain without Josh Reynolds, Joe Cator, Cameron Scott, Jamie Shaul and Scott Taylor.

Wigan: French, Bibby, Hardaker, Thornley, Marshall, Cust, Singleton, Powell, Mago, Isa, Farrell, Bateman, Smithies, Smith, Partington, Havard, Byrne, Shorrocks, Field, Miski, O’Neill.

Hull: Connor, Swift, Tuimavave, Griffin, McIntosh, Gale, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Savelio, Ma’u, Lane, Lovodua, Evans, Fash, McNamara, Brown, Johnstone, Bowden, Wynne, Vulikijapani.

The Super League round seven clash takes place at the DW Stadium on Thursday night, 8pm kick-off. Sky Sports will show the game live.

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