Home team Score Away Team

Bradford

  • Sidlow, Pitts, Arundel (2), Foster, Addy,
    Goals: Foster (5),
34 - 28

Hull

  • Ellis (2), Sa, Lineham, Shaul,
    Goals: Westerman (4),
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Super League: Bradford Bulls v Hull FC preview

By Jonathan Doidge   Last updated: 16th August 2014  

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Matt Diskin, Jamie Foster and Brett Kearney are all set to return to action for Bradford when the Bulls entertain Hull FC on Sunday.

The experienced trio were all named in the Bulls’ 19-man squad by head coach James Lowes as the home side look to continue their better form since being hit by relegation last month.

Skipper Diskin has overcome a foot injury, while Kearney is back in the fold after suffering concussion in the Bulls' triumph over Wigan Warriors last month.

The trio replace French international Jamal Fakir, Alex Mellor and Nathan Conroy, who will all miss the First:Utility Super League round twenty-four tie.

Recovery

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has made two changes to his 19, with Jordan Rankin returning to the Black and Whites side after recovering from a knee injury suffered in the draw with Castleford three weeks ago.

Following surgery on his meniscus ligaments, the Aussie has made a full recovery in time for Sunday, though teammate Aaron Heremaia will miss out after sustaining a similar injury to Rankin, which needs the same treatment.

James Cunningham will slot back in at hooker to replace the New Zealander, whilst Jordan Thompson is the other player to drop out of the 19-man squad.

The Airlie Birds ran out 44-16 winners when the teams met earlier in the season at the KC Stadium and will want to complete the double over Sunday’s opponents in order to keep their slim hopes of a play-off spot alive.

Bulls (from): Addy, Arundel, Baldwinson, Blythe, Diskin, Donaldson, Ferguson, Foster, Gale, Gaskell, Henry, Kear, Kearney, Manuokafoa, O'Brien, Olbison, Pitts, Sidlow, Williams.

Hull FC (from): Abdull, Bowden, Cunningham, Ellis, Green, Hadley, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Paea, Paleaaesina, Rankin, Sa, Shaul, Talanoa, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.

First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - March 5 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 4 8
2 St Helens 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 4 2
9 Hull K R 3 2
10 Salford Red Devils 3 2
11 Castleford Tigers 3 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
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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