SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v Wakefield (Emerald Headingley, 7:45pm, Sky Sports) Leeds are handed a number of significant boosts on the injury front; with Ash Handley, Mitch Garbutt and Carl Ablett all returning from injury to take their place in Kevin Sinfield’s 19-man squad for the game. Anthony Mullally, Jordan Lilley and Brett Delaney miss out for the Rhinos. Meanwhile, Wakefield make a…

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Radford critical of Hull players – and man of the match award! – after Huddersfield loss

Hull coach Lee Radford pulled no punches after watching his side slip to defeat at Huddersfield – being critical of both his own players and the man of the match award handed to one of his own players. The Black and Whites have just two wins from their last five games, and their play-off hopes were dented following the 29-18…

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Hull back-rower Mark Minichiello agrees new one-year deal with Black and Whites

Mark Minichiello has signed a one-year contract extension at Hull FC, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019 season. The 36-year-old has become the latest member of Lee Radford’s side to agree a new contract with the Black and Whites, meaning the Italian international will enter a fifth season with Hull FC in 2019. He has made…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

St Helens v Wakefield (7:45pm, Totally Wicked Stadium Sky Sports) The Super League leaders are unchanged for Friday’s clash with Wakefield Trinity as they look to further solidify their position at the top of the table. Wakefield, fresh off Sunday’s win against Widnes, make one change as they look to keep up the pace with the top four; captain Danny…

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Hull derbies are like ‘mini-Origin’ fixtures, says Mark Minichiello ahead of Magic clash

Hull FC forward Mark Minichiello has described the experience of the Hull derby with cross-city rivals Hull KR as something not too dissimilar to State of Origin as the two sides prepare to lock horns again this weekend. FC and KR close out this year’s Magic Weekend on Sunday, when the Black and Whites will hope to continue their assault…

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Lee Radford likens cup win to ‘Bransholme v Orchard Park’ as Hull win fiery Fev tie

Hull FC coach Lee Radford quipped that he had memories of amateur rugby back in Hull watching their Challenge Cup victory at Featherstone descend into anarchy. The Black and Whites’ quest for a third straight Challenge Cup success saw them move into Sunday’s quarter-final draw following a 38-20 win at Championship side Featherstone. However, the game was marred by seven…

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Gigot snatches late victory for Catalans

Hull FC suffered an agonising 25-24 defeat to Catalans Dragons today in Perpignan, with a late Tony Gigot field-goal deciding the issue and Catalans’ new signing Josh Drinkwater forming a promising partnership with Gigot on his debut. And there was more bad news for Hull, with Albert Kelly and Jordan Abdull, who was a late addition to the squad following…

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