Sheffield Eagles vs Hull FC: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

When you think of Sheffield Eagles and Hull FC, the Challenge Cup always comes to mind.

The Eagles pulled off perhaps the biggest Wembley shock ever under John Kear in 1998 when they defeated Wigan to claim the cup whilst Hull FC won the trophy in back-to-back finals in 2016 and 2017 having also pulled off a shock win under Kear in 2005.

So, perhaps it was fate that the draw would bring them together on the road to the final in 2022 in what should be a fantastic occasion.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 14:00 at Featherstone’s Millennium Stadium.

There is unfortunately no TV coverage for this fixture but highlights will be available online.

Predicted Line-ups

Sheffield Eagles
Having scored 94 points in their last two games, Sheffield will likely make very few changes for this game with Bayley Liu the only player from last week’s 17 unavailable for this clash. The in form Matty Chrimes will figure after scoring six tries in his last two games including four in the last cup tie. On loan halfback Tom Holmes will make his second appearance on the bench at the home of his parent club Featherstone.

27 Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e
2 Ben Jones-Bishop
19 Kris Welham
4 Ross Oakes
22 Matty Chrimes
6 Izaac Farrell
7 Anthony Thackeray
15 Mikey Wood
14 Vila Halafihi
10 Tyler Dickinson
3 Connor Bower
12 Joel Farrell
17 Liam Kirk
Substitutes
16 Blake Broadbent
18 Martyn Reilly
8 Brandon Douglas
28 Tom Holmes

Hull FC
On the back of two good wins against Leeds and Huddersfield making it four from six so far this season, Brett Hodgson will likely make few changes to his side especially with few first teamers ready to return. Carlos Tuimavave is the only potential returnee and he will replace Connor Wynne or Mitieli Vulikijapani in the backline.

1 Jake Connor
25 Mitieli Vulikijapani
3 Carlos Tuimavave
4 Josh Griffin
2 Adam Swift
19 Ben McNamara
14 Joe Lovodua
8 Ligi Sao
9 Danny Houghton
10 Chris Satae
11 Andre Savelio
12 Manu Ma’u
20 Jack Brown
Substitutes
13 Jordan Lane
17 Brad Fash
21 Jordan Johnstone
22 Josh Bowden

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