Super League preview: Hull FC v Bradford

Both sides are set to hand debuts to new signings at the KC Stadium, as Hull attempt to win their fifth consecutive home match against Bradford.

Chris Tuson, who has been absent so far due to a neck injury, is in line for his first Airlie Birds appearance, and he is joined in the matchday squad by prop Liam Watts.

Garreth Carvell is not risked against his former employers, whilst Joe Arundel and Jay Pitts also miss out.

Bulls new boys Liam Sutcliffe and Greg Burke are drafted straight into head coach Francis Cummins’ squad, as Super League‘s bottom side look to get back to zero points following their deduction for entering administration.

Sutcliffe comes in for Luke George, who has concussion, whilst Burke replaces Nick Scruton – the latest player to leave the Odsal outfit.

Hull FC

Squad: Bowden, Crooks, Ellis, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Miller, Paea, Paleaaesina, Rankin, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Tuson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Last match: Lost 18-16 away at Warrington


Squad: Addy, Bridge, Burke, Diskin, Donaldson, Foster, Gale, Henry, Kear, Kearney, Manuokafoa, Mullally, O’Brien, Olbison, Purtell, Roberts, Sidlow, Sutcliffe, Walker.

Last match: Won 25-12 at home to London

Super League summary

Hull FC won 14 (includes win in 2006 play-offs)

Bradford won 26 (includes win in 2005 play-offs)

2 draws

Hull FC highest score: 70-6 (A, 2012) (also widest margin)

Bradford highest score: 71-0 (H, 2005 ESF) (also widest margin)

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