Two teams with nothing left to play for this year meet with their eyes firmly fixed on 2023.
Hull FC have seen their play-off hopes dissipate over the course of the season but reminded everyone of what they can do when they pushed the in form Salford all the way last week and will be looking for another improved performance here so they can generate momentum for 2023.
Speaking of doing just that, Toulouse will be hoping to do the same so they can bounce straight back to Super League after losing their Super League status on Thursday against their French rivals Catalans. They’ll be optimistic about winning promotion next year but a strong finish to the season will certainly help them.
Hull FC: 1 Jake Connor, 7 Luke Gale, 8 Ligi Sao, 10 Chris Satae, 13 Jordan Lane, 19 Ben McNamara, 21 Jordan Johnstone, 24 Cameron Scott, 25 Mitieli Vulikijapani, 30 Scott Taylor, 32 Harvey Baron, 33 Denive Balmforth, 34 Davy Litten, 35 Matty Laidlaw, 38 Ellis Longstaff, 39 Lewis Martin, 40 Will Smith, 41 Kye Armstrong, 42 Will Gardiner.
Toulouse Olympique: 2 Latrell Schaumkel, 5 Paul Macron, 8 Romain Navarrette, 10 Harrison Hansen, 11 Andrew Dixon, 12 Dominique Peyroux, 14 Eloi Pelissier, 15 Maxime Puech, 16 Joe Bretherton, 17 Joseph Paulo, 19 James Cunningham, 20 Ilias Bergal, 21 Chris Hankinson, 23 Justin Sangare, 24 Guy Armitage, 25 Matty Russell, 27 Olly Ashall-Bott, 28 Nathan Peats, 29 Lambert Belmas, 30 Maxime Stefani, 35 Daniel Alvaro.
Hull have plenty of players injured and out for the rest of the season including Danny Houghton, Joe Lovodua and Manu Ma’u and after picking up an injury on Thursday against Salford, Connor Wynne and Kane Evans join them in the treatment room for this week’s game. Meanwhile, Brad Fash has picked a two-match ban which will end his season. Cameron Scott is back in the fold at least.
As for Toulouse, the French side are without Corey Norman and Tony Gigot with the former still banned and the latter suffering with an elbow problem. Mathieu Jussuame and Matty Russell could possibly return to the mix but Lucas Albert’s absence makes their halfback options even more strained.
Kick-off time and TV details
The game kicks off at 3pm this afternoon.
There’s no live coverage but BBC will show highlights on the Super League show.