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Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors: Kick-off time, TV Channel and Team News

For both sides involved in tonight’s Sky Sports game, the international break came at the wrong time.

Hull FC finally ended a seven game losing run by shocking Huddersfield Giants before the league went on a break to allow England to meet France.

Meanwhile, before the international break Wigan looked like the side most likely to dethrone Champions St Helens.

Their form had been sensational defeating the Saints prior to a win over then league leaders Warrington Wolves.

Then their win over Wakefield Trinity last time out saw them move top of the league.

They then had six players star for England three  of which scored in the shape of Harry Smith, Jake Wardle and Ethan Havard.

Kick-off time and TV Channel

The game kicks off at 20:00.

TV coverage starts on Sky Sports Arena from 19:30.

Team News

Tony Smith has made two changes to the squad that were named in advance of the clash against the Giants last month, with Jake Trueman coming into the squad for the first time this season, alongside Harvey Barron who is also named.

If Trueman makes his debut, it will be one of the biggest of the season.

The duo are replaced by Andre Savelio and Jack Brown.

Trueman has recovered from an ACL injury sustained last season with Castleford Tigers, and is in line to make his debut with the Airlie Birds.

Tex Hoy (hamstring), Mitieli Vulikijapani (knee), Jamie Shaul (calf) and Charlie Severs (shoulder) remain unavailable through injury.

The Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet has named his 21-man squad for Thursday’s fixture. Willie Isa misses out through suspension, whilst Kaide Ellis misses out through injury as confirmed by Matt Peet following the victory over Wakefield.

Iain Thornley comes into the 21 after appearing for the Reserves at the weekend, as well as Ryan Hampshire who made his return from a long-term injury in the Reserves victory.

Hampshire returned to the club at the start of this season as the Warriors’ last signing before the new season from the Castleford Tigers having worked hard to recover from a nasty injury picked up at the Jungle last year.

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