The Airlie Birds have been boosted by the return of key playmaker Daniel Holdsworth to their 19-man squad.
The stand-off has missed his side’s last three matches with a calf injury but is fit to return to coach Peter Gentle’s squad for the clash at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Smith is very wary of the talent that their Humberside opponents possess and he said:
“They’re the last team to defeat us on our ground and it was a terrific game of rugby league.
“They are a capable team and we’ve got a healthy respect for them.
“They’ve got some terrific outside backs, big strong young men who can score tries, a good half-back combination and a tough pack of forwards.
“They are a good challenge for us but hopefully we can play the way we like to play.”
Hull FC 19-man squad: Arundel, Briscoe, Crookes, Ellis, Green, Heremaia, Holdsworth, Houghton, Lineham, Lynch, Miller, McDonnell, O’Meley, Pitts, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
Warrington 19-man squad: Bridge, Briers, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Morley, Myler, Ratchford, C. Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.
Prediction: As Hull showed in the last round, form does not matter in the cup but Warrington should have enough. Warrington win.
Sunday’s game is the first ever semi-final meeting between the sides in the Challenge Cup.
Previous Challenge Cup meetings:
1983 (Quarter Final) Warrington 4 Hull FC 10
1965 (Round 1) Warrington 7 Hull FC 4
1951 (Round 1, First Leg) Warrington 25 Hull FC 9
1951 (Round 1, Second Leg) Hull FC 3 Warrington 5
1935 (Round 1) Warrington 11 Hull FC 11
1935 (Round 1, Replay) Hull FC 16 Warrington 2
1926 (Quarter Final) Hull FC 15 Warrington 2
1921 (Round 1) Hull FC 5 Warrington 5
1921 (Round 1, Replay) Warrington 16 Hull FC 5
1907 (Round 2) Warrington 16 Hull FC 0
Warrington 16 Hull FC 26 (SLR15, 17/5/13)
Hull FC 10 Warrington 24 (SLR4, 23/2/13)