Wakefield Trinity take on Hull FC in Round 24 of Betfred Super League as we look to make it back-to-back victories and a double over the Black & Whites this season.
Trinity go into this clash full of confidence after arguably their best performance of the season against Wigan Warriors last weekend. A comfortable 30-12 win against the Challenge Cup winners was fully deserved, with Jai Whitbread, Lee Kershaw, Jacob Miller, Kelepi Tanginoa and Lewis Murphy all crossing for tries.
Trinity are without Jamie Shaul who is unable to play against his parent club. However, we are boosted by the timely return of Max Jowitt and the number one will slot straight in at fullback on what will be his 100th Trinity appearance.
Kelepi Tanginoa also misses out this evening after picking up a three-game suspension. Trinity are appealing the suspension but won’t know the outcome until next week, meaning the back-rower will not be available for selection at the MKM Stadium.
James Batchelor also misses out with a hamstring injury sustained against Wigan, which likely rules him out for the season.
The Opposition: Hull FC
The Black & Whites will be smarting after their 6-60 defeat to St Helens last weekend and looking to bounce back in front of a passionate home crowd at the MKM Stadium/=.
Brett Hodgson has made four changes to the squad that was named ahead of last week’s fixture against St Helens. Jake Connor and Kane Evans will serve their respective one-match suspensions, while Darnell McIntosh and Jack Walker drop out through injuries sustained in Sunday’s game. Ligi Sao returns from suspension, while Manu Ma’u is named for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury earlier in the summer.
Colours: Black & White
Ground: MKM Stadium
Head Coach: Brett Hodgson
Who: Hull FC
Where: MKM Stadium
When: Friday, 19th August. 8pm kick off.
Competition: Betfred Super League Round 24
Live on Sky Sports.