Catalans v Hull FC: 21-man-squad and injury news

Catalans Dragons host Hull FC on Friday evening, hoping to put last week’s defeat against St Helens behind them.

That was their first defeat in 12 matches, but they remain top of the table. The Dragons will be hoping to increase the gap when they step out again at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

As for Hull, they will come into the game well rested after their match last week against Warrington Wolves was called off due to positive Covid cases inside the camp. They released a statement earlier saying they expect the game on Friday to go ahead.

The game kicks off at 6.15pm UK time.

Catalans Dragons

Steve McNamara’s side are boosted by the returns of Tom Davies, Josh Drinkwater, Julian Bousquet and Sam Kasiano to the 21-man-squad. They replace Alrix Da Costa, Paul Séguier, Joel Tomkins and Benjamin Jullien, who all picked up injuries in last week’s defeat against St Helens. Sam Tomkins and Samisoni Langi have also been named after they were late withdrawals last week.

21-man-squad: 1 Arthur Mourgue, 2 Tom Davies, 3 Samisoni Langi, 4 Dean Whare,, 5 Fouad Yaha, 6 James Maloney, 7 Josh Drinkwater, 8 Gil Dudson, 9 Micky McIlroum, 10 Julian Bousquet, 12 Mike McMeeken, 17 Mickael Goudemand, 20 Matthieu Laguerre, 21 Corentin Le Cam, 23 Mathieu Cozza, 27 Joe Chan, 28. Sam Kasiano, 29. Sam Tomkins, 30 Jordan Dezaria, 31 César Rouge, 32 Romain Franco.

Hull FC

Brett Hodgson welcomes Scott Taylor back into the squad, alongside academy players Marcus Walker, Jacob Hookem, Joel Speed and Will Wallis. Mahe Fonua, Marc Sneyd, Chris Satae, and Mitieli Vulikijapani all drop out of the squad, along with Jordan Johnstone who will serve his one-match suspension, which he picked up during their defeat against St Helens.

19-man-squad: 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 6 Josh Reynolds, 8 Scott Taylor, 9 Danny Houghton, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Lane, 17 Brad Fash, 19 Ben McNamara, 20 Jack Brown, 21 Adam Swift, 22 Josh Bowden, 24 Cameron Scott, 32 Marcus Walker, 33 Jacob Hookem, 34 Joel Speed, 35 Will Wallis.

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