Season Preview: Hull FC

Head coach: Lee Radford

Last season: 6th (Lost to Huddersfield in preliminary semi-final)

In:

Tom Biggs (Rugby Union)

Jordan Rankin (Gold Coast)

Fetuli Talanoa (South Sydney)

Chris Tuson (Wigan)

Iafeta Palea’aesina (Limoux)

Jordan Thompson (Castleford)

Mickey Paea (Hull KR)

Garreth Carvell (Bradford)

Out:

Daniel Holdsworth (Cronulla)

Ben Galea (Retired)

Mark O’Meley (Retired)

Paul Johnson (Widnes)

Tom Briscoe (Leeds)

Andy Lynch (Castleford)

Danny Tickle (Widnes)

Ryan Wilson (Doncaster)

Alex Starling (Doncaster)

Squad:

1 Shannon McDonnell FULL BACK

2 Jason Crookes WINGER

3 Ben Crooks CENTRE

4 Kirk Yeaman CENTRE

5 Tom Lineham WINGER

6 Richard Horne STAND OFF

7 Jacob Miller SCRUM HALF

8 Mickey Paea PROP FORWARD

9 Danny Houghton HOOKER

10 Chris Green PROP FORWARD

11 Gareth Ellis SECOND ROW

12 Chris Tuson SECOND ROW

13 Joe Westerman LOOSE FORWARD

14 Richard Whiting SECOND ROW

15 Joe Arundel CENTRE

16 Jordan Thompson SECOND ROW

17 Liam Watts PROP FORWARD

19 Jay Pitts LOOSE FORWARD

20 Jamie Shaul FULL BACK

21 Dean Hadley SECOND ROW

22 Josh Bowden PROP FORWARD

23 Liam Kent SECOND ROW

25 Tom Biggs WINGER

26 Iafeta Palea’aesina PROP FORWARD

29 Bobby Tyson-Wilson PROP FORWARD

30 Harry Tyson-Wilson SCRUM HALF

31 Reece Dean CENTRE

32 Fetuli Talanoa WINGER

33 Aaron Heremaia HOOKER

34 Jordan Rankin STAND OFF

Garreth Carvell PROP FORWARD

James’ prediction: 8th

View from the pitch:

Tom Lineham – “Training has been tough and we are hungry after last season. Consistency is the key for us this year, in 2013 we beat everyone except Huddersfield, so we know we’re good enough.”

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