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  • Horne, Watts, Crooks, Shaul, Miller,
    Goals: Crooks (5),
30 - 8

Salford

  • Sau, Johnson,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 28th Mar 2014
  • KO 20:00
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Super League preview: Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

Last updated: 28th March 2014  

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Hull FC begin the first part of their double-header against Salford Red Devils with a Super League meeting at the KC Stadium on Friday night.

The teams have been paired together in the Tetley's Challenge Cup and will also meet once again in East Yorkshire next Thursday, a game in which owner Marwan Koukash is putting on free travel for fans for the fourth-round clash.

The Black and Whites are looking to return to winning ways on Friday having suffered a 7-0 loss to Widnes, while the Red Devils upset previously unbeaten Castleford on the same day.

The pressure is firmly on Hull coach Lee Radford to deliver on their undoubted potential while the return on Rangi Chase to action means Salford will be dangerous opposition.

Hull, who have lost skipper Gareth Ellis to suspension, have Jamie Shaul returning at full-back and Radford recalls scrum-half Jacob Miller and forward Jay Pitts.

Second-rower Dean Hadley is set to make his first appearance of the season after being an unused substitute in the home defeat by the Vikings.

Recalled

"Jake is going to start tomorrow (Friday), the drums have been banging for him to play and it's a big challenge for him," Radford told the club's official website.

"He had a good solid pre-season but the reason he hasn't been playing was because of his performances in the friendlies. Nobody came out of the Featherstone friendly with any credit but we were disappointed with some of his efforts defensively against Bradford.

"He's been working hard on that every day at training ever since and he deserves his opportunity. He's really knuckled down and it's on him to take his chance now."

Salford are confident of having forward Steve Rapira back from a shoulder injury in what is likely to be the only change to the side that beat the Tigers.

On-loan Wigan Warriors Winger Dom Manfredi is still sidelined with a shoulder injury sustained on his debut a fortnight ago.

Hull FC: Arundel, Crooks, Colbon, Hadley, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Miller, Paleaaesina, Pitts, Rankin, Shaul, Talanoa, Thompson, Tuson, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

Salford Red Devils: Ashurst, Dixon, Fages, Sa'u, Hansen, A. Walne, Gleeson, Chase, Johnson, Lee, Puletua, Morley, Mullaney, McPherson, J. Walne, Smith, Tasi, Rapira, Meli.

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First Utility Super League Table - March 1 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Catalans Dragons 3 4
4 Warrington Wolves 3 4
5 Wakefield Wildcats 3 4
6 Widnes Vikings 3 3
7 Wigan Warriors 3 3
8 Hull FC 3 2
9 Hull K R 3 2
10 Salford Red Devils 3 2
11 Castleford Tigers 3 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
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Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield Wildcats vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Sunday 8th March
15:00Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R
Thursday 12th March
20:00Huddersfield vs Castleford
Friday 13th March
20:00Warrington vs Leeds
20:00Wigan vs Hull
20:00Widnes Vikings vs St Helens

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