SL Preview: Hull FC v Wigan

Hull FC have some casualties from last week’s derby with Hull KR who will not feature this week.

Crucially, one of those is skipper Gareth Ellis, who has picked up a heel injury.

Stand-off Leon Pryce is also out of action with a shoulder problem.

Full-back Jamie Shaul does return to Lee Radford‘s squad, however, as does prop Mickey Paea, who has been sidelined with a two-game ban.

Matty Bowen returns to the Wigan squad after missing out against Widnes. Larne Patrick makes way for him.

Hull FC (19-man squad): Abdull, Bowden, Fash, Green, Hadley, Houghton, Lineham, Logan, Michaels, Minichiello, Paea, Rankin, Shaul, Sneyd, Talanoa, Thompson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting.

Wigan (19-man squad): Hampshire, Charnley, Gelling, Bateman, Burgess; Williams, Smith, Crosby, McIlorum, Tautai, Tomkins, L. Farrell, O’Loughlin, Flower, Clubb, Mossop, Patrick.


Wigan have won their last five away meetings with Hull FC. The Black & Whites’ last home win against the Warriors was 18-10 on 13 February, 2009. Hull FC‘s Fetuli Talanoa has scored a try in all three of his previous games against Wigan.

Kirk Yeaman needs one try to draw level with Ade Gardner in eighth place in the list of all-time leading try-scorers. Gardner has scored 153 tries.

Super League Summary:

Hull FC won eight
Wigan won 32 (includes wins in 2001 and 2007 play-offs)
Two draws
Hull FC highest score: 54-12 (H, 2006) (also widest margin)
Wigan highest score: 66-6 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)

Last 10 Meetings:

Wigan 13, Hull FC 12 (SLR5, 13/3/15)
Wigan 56, Hull FC 10 (SLR21, 18/7/14)
Hull FC 16, Wigan 44 (SLR12, 9/5/14)
Wigan 33, Hull FC 34 (SLR26, 30/8/13)
Hull FC 0, Wigan 16 (Challenge Cup Final, 24/8/13) (at Wembley Stadium)
Hull FC 20, Wigan 28 (SLR13, 26/4/13)
Wigan 48, Hull FC 10 (SLR23, 3/8/12)
Hull FC 12, Wigan 56 (SLR12, 22/4/12)
Hull FC 16, Wigan 30 (SLR23, 29/7/11)
Wigan 14, Hull FC 12 (SLR5, 13/3/11)

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