Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis returns to the Airlie Birds’ squad in place of Dean Hadley, as head coach Peter Gentle makes just one change to the side which lost 38-12 to St Helens on the final day of the regular season.
Catalan head coach Laurent Frayssinous makes two changes to his Dragons side that finished the season in seventh place – on joint points with opponents Hull.
Hull FC 19-man squad: Bowden, T. Briscoe, Crookes, Ellis, Green, Heremaia, Holdsworth, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Kent, Miller, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
Catalan 19-man squad: Webb, Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Pelissier, Bousquet, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare, Whitehead.
Previous play-off meetings: None
Super League summary:
Hull FC won 10
Catalan won 5
Hull FC highest score: 40-8 (H, 2011) (also widest margin)
Catalan highest score: 44-14 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)