SL Preview: Hull v Warrington (Fri)

Hull have confirmed that their scheduled game against Warrington on Friday night will go ahead as planned.

With four other Super League games already falling victim to the weather, every effort has been made to get this game on and it will be televised live by Sky Sports.

The main issue appears to be the Wolves travelling to the KCOM Stadium, with parts of the M62 still closed due to snow.

A statement said: “The club have been working closely with the Stadium Management Company throughout the week in preparation for the game, with the pitch and surrounding areas at the stadium not a concern.

“Hull FC have also been in dialogue with Warrington Wolves, the RFL and Sky Sports with all parties keen for the game to go ahead as planned.

“Due to the recent adverse weather conditions, it is the advice of both clubs that any supporters looking to travel any distance to the game that they allow extra time and take additional care on the roads.”

Hull will be keen to get back on track after losing successive games against Wigan and Castleford.

They welcome back Scott Taylor, Mark Minichiello and Sika Manu, but are missing star half-back Albert Kelly, Chris Green and Mickey Paea.

Warrington are also without one of their first choice half-backs, Kevin Brown sidelined with concussion.
Ben Currie is sidelined with a knee injury, but is expected to return later this month.

Toby King is in the squad for the first time this season.

The Wolves have won just one of the last six meetings between these two sides, including Hull’s 12-10 win in the 2016 Challenge Cup final.

They did, however, lift the League Leader’s Shield in 2016 after beating Hull 23-6 at the KCOM Stadium.

Stats:

Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd has scored points in his last ten games against Warrington (9 for Hull, 1 for Castleford).

His scoring streak began with one goal in the Tigers’ 30-14 home play-off defeat to the Wolves on 25 September, 2014.

Super League summary:
Hull FC won 19 (includes win in 2005 play-offs)
Warrington won 26 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)
2 draws
Hull FC highest score: 46-14 (H, 2007) (Widest margin: 40-6, A, 2005 EPO)
Warrington highest score: 46-24 (H, 2006); 46-16 (S8, H, 2015) (Widest margin: 41-10, H, 2000)

Hull 19-man squad: Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Talanoa, Sneyd, Taylor, Watts, Hadley, Minichiello, Bowden, Connor, Abdull, Washbrook, Fash, Manu, Turgut, Lane, Matongo.

Warrington 19-man squad: Akauola, Atkins, Brown, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, G King, T King, Lineham, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Roberts, Smith, Westwood.

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