Team news: Hull FC v Catalans (Fri)

Injuries have forced Hull FC and Catalans to ring the changes ahead of Friday’s match.

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has made five changes to his squad that beat Wakefield Trinity on Sunday. Marc Sneyd (knee), Albert Kelly (arm), Carlos Tuimavave (hamstring), Dean Hadley (concussion) and Danny Washbrook (calf) are ruled out.

Mark Minichiello, Jordan Thompson, Levy Nzoungou, Liam Harris and Kieran Buchanan come into Radford’s squad, with the latter yet to make his Super League debut.

Hull winger Ratu Naulago is also unavailable for selection after being called up to represent the British Army against the Royal Navy in the showpiece inter-services fixture at Twickenham this Sunday.

Steve McNamara has made four changes to his Catalans outfit that were heavily beaten at St Helens last time out. Mickael Simon (concussion), David Mead (concussion), Kenny Edwards (concussion) and Lewis Tierney all drop out of the side.

Fouad Yaha, Arthur Romano, Lucas Albert and Lambert Belmas come in for the Dragons.

The Super League clash takes place at the KCOM Stadium on Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Drew’s dabble: Hull are 6/4 to win the game by 13+ points.

Hull’s 19-man squad: Bureta Faraimo, Josh Griffin, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Mark Minichiello, Joe Westerman, Jake Connor, Chris Green, Jordan Thompson, Masi Matongo, Brad Fash, Sika Manu, Mickey Paea, Jack Logan, Levy Nzoungou, Liam Harris, Gareth Ellis, Connor Wynne, Kieran Buchanan.

Catalans’ 19-man squad: Tony Gigot, Brayden Wiliame, Samisoni Langi, Matty Smith, Remi Casty, Sam Moa, Greg Bird, Julian Bousquet, Benjamin Jullien, Matt Whitley, Alrix Da Costa, Mickael Goudemand, Lambert Belmas, Lucas Albert, Jason Baitieri, Arthur Romano, Fouad Yaha, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins.

Hull are the favourites in this one at 1/2, while Catalans are priced at 7/4 to take the two points back to Perpignan.

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