Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos Preview

Hull FC welcome back duo Jamie Shaul and Scott Taylor to their Squad as they face a troubled Leeds Rhinos at the KCOM Stadium this evening. Lee Radford's men are fresh from a couple of Good wins against Wigan and Huddersfield respectably and despite the loss of Jake Connor through injury, will have a renewed sense of confidence.

Scott Taylor returns from a three game ban and he will boost a pack that has been highly dependant on Joe Westerman. The Journeyman forward has been something of a revelation in recent games, ably supported by Mickey Paea and Masi Matongo.

For the Rhinos Losses have come to Warrington Wolves, Wigan, St Helens and Wakefield this season, with Coach David Furner starting to feel the anger of home supporters. Its fairly clear that the Lolohea- Myler combination is not working to plan and Leeds have been searching hard for some greater go forward from the NRL in the last week but have lost out on Sam Kasiano.
The Highly regarded Harry Newman may get a place in the seventeen but for the visitors big games are needed by Trent Merrin, Konrad Hurrell, and Brad Singleton. These are difficult days for both clubs with expectation high from both sets of fans.

Not since beating Widnes Vikings in June have Hull picked up a win on home soil and for Hull Fans that is one hell of a long time ago .It will be interesting to see how Union Convert Ratu Naulago progresses as he has also been a surprise and welcome package for the Airlie Birds.
With Albert Kelly and Marc Sneyd likely to dominate I'm expecting the Home team to take this game by 10-14 points

Hull FC (from): Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Hadley, Minichiello, Westerman, Thompson, Matongo, Manu, Lane, Paea, Litten, Naulago, Ellis.
Leeds Rhinos (from): Walker, Briscoe, Hurrell, Handley, Lolohea, Myler, Cuthbertson, Parcell, Singleton, Merrin, Ablett, Dwyer, Sutcliffe, Ferres, Peteru, Oledzki, Smith, Donaldson, Newman.



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