Hull FC vs Castleford Tigers: Injury news and how to watch

Super League is back tonight and the opening round concludes with an intriguing battle at the MKM Stadium.

Hull FC and Castleford Tigers have missed out on the play-offs in the last two seasons despite having very strong squads.

Thus, both clubs will be hoping to lay down a marker come Sunday afternoon.

It is a new era at the Black and Whites with Tony Smith taking charge, one of Super League’s best ever coaches.

He has also put together an exciting new spine and strike power with Leeds Rhinos duo Brad Dwyer and Liam Sutcliffe.

Smith’s opposite number is former Hull FC coach Lee Radford, formerly of Hull FC. He is now settled at the Jungle and has a strong squad at his disposal and new halfbacks too.

It is one of those games that could be too close to call.

Injury News

Hull FC

Tony Smith confirmed that Andre Savelio, new captain Carlos Tuimavave and Ligi Sao are all “touch and go” for the game.

Meanwhile, star signing Jake Trueman is still injured so won’t be fit to take on his former club.

Connor Wynne, Jamie Shaul, Charlie Severs and Kye Armstrong are all absent as well.

Castleford Tigers

The Tigers will definitely be without Kieran Hudson after an achilles injury in pre-season.

It is unclear where Callum McLelland is with his fitness. He told the Wakefield Express that he is “raring to go.” Fellow halfback Danny Richardson isn’t, he’ll miss the entire season.

Jacob Miller should be back in the mix after missing the friendly against Huddersfield Giants through a precaution.

It was believed that former Hull FC man Joe Westerman could still play despite being punished by the club this week after a video of him circulated on social media.

Now Radford has confirmed that he is still in the mix to play.

How to watch

There is no live coverage of the game so the only way to watch the game on the day is to go to the MKM Stadium for the 15:00 kick off.

Highlights will be available on the Super League YouTube channel and BBC’s Super League Show.

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