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Match preview: Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants


Huddersfield head to Humberside for their first match since their controversial exit from the Tetley’s Challenge Cup, as they lock horns with Hull FC at the KC Stadium in Thursday’s televised clash. That 17-16 defeat will no doubt still leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Giants fans, but they have a quick turnaround to put things right, and ... Read More »

Suspension is worse than injury, claims Ellis


Hull FC captain Gareth Ellis says being out of the team through suspension is harder to deal with than an injury. The 32-year-old has just served a two-match ban and will line up against Huddersfield Giants tomorrow night. He told the Hull Daily Mail: “Being out of the side for the past couple of matches has probably been worse than ... Read More »

Gareth Ellis in Hull squad to face Giants


Former Great Britain star Gareth Ellis has been named in Hull FC’s 19-man squad to face Huddersfield Giants on Thursday night. The 32-year-old returns from a two-game suspension, but Lee Radford is without Richard Horne, Jason Crooks, Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel. Giants second-rower Brett Ferres has been named in a Giants squad virtually unchanged from Sunday’s Challenge Cup loss ... Read More »

Salford loss still stings a bit, says Houghton

Hull FC hooker Danny Houghton. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC vice-captain Danny Houghton claims the Airlie Birds are still licking their wounds after a heart-breaking golden point loss to Salford in the Challenge Cup last week. The Black and Whites were in a commanding position against the Red Devils but two late tries from Junior Sa’u and Francis Meli, and a superb touchline conversion from Jake Mullaney, forced ... Read More »

Hull want rid of McDonnell, Bulls tipped to swoop

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC confirmed today that they have opened discussions with injury-hit full-back Shannon McDonnell to bring his career at the KC Stadium to an end – and Bradford Bulls are favourite to take the Australian on a free. The 26-year-old has not played for the Airlie Birds since injuring a hamstring against Warrington in the Challenge Cup semi-final last year. ... Read More »

Hull FC pull plug on Tom Biggs cross-code switch

Tom Biggs. (C) SkySports

Hull FC have reportedly terminated their agreement with Bath’s Tom Biggs over a cross-code switch, and will now turn their attentions elsewhere to bolster their backs division. Biggs – who is a native of the area – had agreed a switch with his hometown club at the end of the rugby union Premiership season, having signed a three-year contract with ... Read More »

Match Report: Hull FC 36-37 Salford Red Devils


In a nutshell Salford Red Devils defeated Hull FC with a Rangi Chase field-goal in golden-point time at the KC Stadium in a thrilling fourth-round Tetley’s Challenge Cup-tie: FT 36-37. How it unfolded In a game played at a furious pace, the Red Devils led 16-18 at half-time, but it seemed to be slipping away from them when Hull led ... Read More »

Joe Westerman looking to put cup demons to bed

Liam Watts

Hull FC forward Joe Westerman is out to right the wrongs of last season’s horrific cup final defeat, as they get their campaign underway against Salford Red Devils this evening. After making it all the way to the final in 2013, they were soundly beaten by Wigan Warriors in the Wembley showpiece – and suffered the ignominy of being nilled ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul. ©RLPhotos

Hull FC and Salford get the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup underway this evening, with a rematch of the clash that finished 30-8 in favour of the Black and Whites last Friday. Hull boss Lee Radford has been boosted by the return of props Mickey Paea and Garreth Carvell for the clash, as his pack begins to take ... Read More »

Hull’s Jamie Shaul relishing Brett Hodgson tutelage

Hull FC full-back Jamie Shaul. ©RLPhotos

Jamie Shaul says the experience of being under the tutelage of one of Rugby League’s all-time greatest fullbacks is invaluable for his progression at Hull FC. Since retiring from playing last season, former Warrington star Brett Hodgson has expressed a desire for a new career in coaching after gaining his badges in Australia towards the end of his playing days. ... Read More »