Super League Preview: London v Hull

 

Hull welcome back Aaron Heremaia and Danny Tickle for Saturday’s trip to London.

Still without star signing Gareth Ellis through injury, the Airlie Birds’ SKY Sports jinx continued last week as they slipped to their fourth defeat in front of the cameras this season, against Huddersfield.

In their three matches that haven’t been televised, they have picked up wins over Bradford and Castleford, as well as drawing at St Helens.

London are unchanged following their second consecutive away win, at Castleford.

Coach Tony Rea: “It was a pleasing week where all the people that competed well in the game at Castleford came through.

“It’s pleasing they get the opportunity to work together again and utilise their momentum at The Stoop on Saturday.”

London 19-man squad: Bailey, Bryant, Channing, Clubb, Cook, Colbon, Dixon, Dorn, Fisher, Gower, Kaufusi, Krasniqi, Lee, Lovell, Randall, Robertson, Rodney, Sarginson, Witt.

Hull 19-man squad: Arundel, Briscoe, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Galea, Heremaia, Holdsworth, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, O’Meley, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting.

Prediction: Pressure-free Hull should take this one off the cameras – away win.

Stats:

Hull FC have won their last five meetings (three away from home) with London Broncos/Harlequins. They last lost to the capital side at Murrayfield Magic (25-8) on 1 May, 2010.

The capital side’s last home win against Hull FC was 22-12 on 28 March, 2009. Their last home win as London Broncos was 10-6 at Griffin Park, Brentford, on 8 September, 2002.

Super League summary (including Harlequins, 2006-2011)

London Broncos won 16
Hull FC won 19
2 draws
London Broncos highest score: 47-6 (A, 1999) (also widest margin)
Hull FC highest score: 46-4 (H, 2004) (also widest margin)

 

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