Super League preview: Catalan Dragons v Hull FC
Last Updated: 08/06/13 5:14pm
Scott Dureau has been included in Catalan Dragons' squad to face in-form Hull FC - but it's still not clear if the half-back will play on Saturday.
Australian Dureau was sent for further medical checks after being taken ill during his side's 32-32 Super League draw at Widnes last Sunday.
The Dragons playmaker - who has only recently returned to action after having a tumour removed in January - complained of blurred vision while lining up a goal kick in the second-half of the clash with the Vikings.
Thomas Bosc is ready to step in if his team-mate is not fit to feature, though the hosts are able to welcome back prop Lopini Paea and winger Damien Blanch.
Hull, meanwhile, head to Perpignan without winger Tom Briscoe (ribs) and Mark O'Meley (hamstring), though Chris Green has overcome a bicep problem.
Jason Crookes and Joe Arundel seem to be vying to fill Briscoe's place on the wing after both were drafted into Peter Gentle's 19-man squad.
The Black and Whites travel to France looking for a 10th win in their last 11 outings, the last of them being an 18-6 triumph over reigning Super League champions Leeds in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
"You go over there to sunshine and it is a big distraction," Gentle said.
"You've got the pool and you are in a resort so you can fall into that trap but we are going over there to do a job, not to get a sun tan.
"We've spoken about it long and hard this week. I don't think this group will be guilty of that but we have spoken about it and I'm very happy that we are going over there for the right reason."
Catalan Dragons: Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard,Simon, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare.
Hull FC: Arundel, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Ellis, Galea, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, Pitts, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
First Utility Super League
Fri 21st Aug - Super 8s
Hull FC22 - 36Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 28Wigan Warriors
Sat 22nd Aug - Super 8s
Catalans Dragons44 - 26Castleford Tigers
Thu 3rd Sep - Super 8s
Huddersfield GiantsvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 4th Sep - Super 8s
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sat 5th Sep - Super 8s
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Sun 6th Sep - Super 8s
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Thu 10th Sep - Super 8s
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 11th Sep - Super 8s
Wigan WarriorsvsHull FC
Sat 12th Sep - Super 8s
Catalans DragonsvsLeeds Rhinos
Sun 13th Sep - Super 8s
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Thu 17th Sep - Super 8s
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 18th Sep - Super 8s
Hull FC0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 19th Sep - Super 8s
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Fri 25th Sep - Super 8s
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Hull FC0 - 0Catalans Dragons
St Helens0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Super League 2013, round 18
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