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Hull FC v Catalans Dragons preview

Date 27th September

Time 3pm BST

Venue KC Stadium

Hull FC 19 Man Squad Rankin, Lineham, Whiting, Logan, Naughton, Pryce, Sneyd, Paea, Houghton, Watts, Minichiello, Hadley, Abdull, Thompson, Palea’aesina, Bowden, Yeaman, Turgut, Fash

Catalans Dragons 19 Man Squad Escare, Bosc, Gigot, Inu, Sigismeau, Carney, Dureau, Lima, Henderson, Elima, Garcia, Whitehead, Baitieri, Bousquet, Anderson, Maria, Guasch, Perez, Robin

Preview: Both sides say goodbye to a few departing players in the game to finish Hull’s heritage week celebrations. The home side will wave goodbye to Jordan Rankin Mickey Paea and Tom Lineham who will all ply their trade elsewhere in 2016. The Dragons will see Scott Dureau, Ian Henderson and Elliott Whitehead make their exits at the end of what has been a frustrating campaign for both sides.

Catalans will arrive in Hull having only won once on their travels this year, a victory at basement side Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at Easter. The black and white’s have won only once in the Super 8s, a 22-32 victory away to reigning champions St. Helens, but, apart from a thumping 46-16 defeat away to Warrington Wolves, the black and white’s very young side, decimated by injuries forcing coach Lee Radford to call upon 5, 6 or 7 teenagers every week, have been very competitive losing only by six points away to Castleford, giving Wigan Warriors an almighty fright at the DW Stadium and more than troubling Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants at the KC Stadium.

With a great brand of youthful enthusiasm Hull FC should beat the travel shy Dragons with room to spare although, with the know how of Carney and Dureau in their halves, the Dragons will take some beating. Hull FC to win by 10

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