Hull FC v Warrington: Predicted Line-ups and late injury news

At 3:00pm today, two sides who are hoping to make a big splash in the hunt for silverware this year will go head to head. It should shape up to be one of the games of the season so far and the side who wins today, you would feel, will carry forth a lot of momentum into the rest of the regular season.

The Challenge Cup third round is over and saw easy wins over Featherstone and Swinton for FC and Wolves respectively. In terms of who goes into the match as favourites, it would have to be Hull given that they are currently undefeated this year, whereas Warrington have yet to properly settle in to the new season. They’ll hope to use this as the springboard they need to get their year kick-started.

An exciting story for Hull is that this could be the first time new signing Mitieli Vulikijapani could play for the club. He was offered a professional contract after impressing Brett Hodgson at trials so will be looking to make a big impression. He could take the place of Manu Ma’u who is out for at least four rounds with a torn calf. Another possibility in the 17 is Jude Ferreira. However, a big problem for the black and whites is the absence of star-man Josh Reynolds due to a hamstring injury. This means that someone will have to step up and take over his position and partner Marc Sneyd in the halves. Ligi Sao is unavailable due to an ankle injury whilst Manu Ma’u misses out through a torn calf. Meanwhile, Jamie Shaul and Masi Matongo are long term absentees for the club.

Warrington have confirmed once again that Greg Inglis will not play in today’s clash as he looks to regain match fitness. Tom Lineham is starting the first of three matches out on the side lines due to suspension so he is also unavailable. However, the side will be bolstered immensely by the inclusion of Gareth Widdop and Ben Currie in the squad as well as captain Jack Hughes who did not play in the victory over Swinton last week.

Hull FC

1.Jake Connor
21. Adam Swift
4. Josh Griffin
3. Carlos Tuimavave
5. Mahe Fonua
19. Ben McNamara
7. Marc Sneyd
8. Scott Taylor
9. Danny Houghton
10. Chris Satae
11. Andre Savelio
15. Joe Cator
16. Jordan Lane


14. Jordan Johnstone
17. Brad Fash
20. Jack Brown
22. Josh Bowden


17. Matty Ashton
18. Jake Mamo
1. Stefan Ratchford
4. Toby King
5. Josh Charnley
6. Blake Austin
7. Gareth Widdop
8. Chris Hill
9. Daryl Clark
10. Mike Cooper
11. Ben Currie
12. Jack Hughes
13. Joe Philbin


14. Jason Clark
16. Danny Walker
19. Rob Mulhern
21. Rob Butler

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