Hull FC vs Wigan Warriors Super League Preview

The return of the legend Gareth Ellis perhaps indicates a level of desperation for a Hull team facing their 14th consecutive super league loss. There is no doubting however that Ellis would have kept himself super fit but Wigan is not a place for a gentle stroll in the park.

For the home team Fresh from their 20-8 defeat in the world club championship against the Sydney Roosters Wigan will have none the less gained a lot of confidence from that game. Here is a team that can compete with the worlds best .

Wigan will however miss the ever consistent Liam Farrell with a torn pectoral muscle with Jarrod Sammut and Liam Byrne stepping into the nineteen

It will be interesting to see if Hull start with Fijian sevens specialist Ratu Naulago as he has the sort of unpredictable dynamism that Hull have been lacking.

This is a big stakes game for Hull whose centre combinations of Griffin and Tuimavave need to produce some attacking threats. The Hull pack will miss their go forward man Scott Taylor and to prevent 14 from 14 the likes of Matango and Westerman need to produce a full eighty of fire and brimstone .

With a tough Wigan pack featuring Ben Flower, Joe Greenwood and Sean   O’ Loughton  and the guise of George Williams and Morgan Escare it’s hard to imagine the home side losing this game, although they can’t take it lightly either.

I’m predicting a home win by 8-12 points

Wigan (from): Bullock, Byrne, Davies, Escare, Flower, Gildart, Greenwood, Hamlin, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, O'Loughlin, Powell, Sammut, Sarginson, Tautai, Williams.
Hull FC (from): Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Sneyd, Houghton, Hadley, Minichiello, Westerman, Connor, Thompson, Matongo, Manu, Lane, Paea, Langtree, Litten, Naulago, Ellis.


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