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  1. Hull FC are without four first-team players for the visit of Warrington Wolves tomorrow night, with boss Lee Radford offering updates on the quartet. Danny Houghton is out for the sixth consecutive match after suffering a calf injury in the win over Wigan Warriors last month."I can categorically tell you he (Houghton) will be back next week. He's been in and amongst during the last couple of days. He was really flogged today but we didn't want to sling him in after a long period... View the full article
  2. Hull FC have had to endure some inconsistencies over the last few weeks from an officiating perspective, something which has prompted coach Lee Radford to issue a response.In the defeat at home to Leeds Rhinos on Good Friday, 21 combined penalties were called during the contest, something which Radford says is a record under his leadership. Not just an issue with FC games and not even specifically against the Black and Whites, in 2017 we are seeing officials increasing getting more involved in... View the full article
  3. Hull FC players would love to see the ever-dependable Danny Washbrook earn a new contract, according to prop Scott Taylor.Washbrook will continue to deputise as Hull's starting hooker tomorrow against Warrington Wolves, after reigning Man of Steel Danny Houghton was ruled out of his sixth consecutive game due to a calf injury.Houghton initially sustained the problem against Wigan Warriors last month, with Washbrook moving to hooker in the match before subsequently starting the last five... View the full article
  4. Lee Radford has explained why Hull FC didn't come into the 2017 Super League campaign with a recognised back-up for Danny Houghton.Since Aaron Heremaia left the club at the end of 2014, Hull have rolled with Houghton as their lone hooker for the most part over the last three seasons, something which has worked to great effect as the diminutive playmaker landed the Man of Steel last term.Stuart Howarth and James Cunningham offered brief cover in 2015, but for the last two seasons their... View the full article
  5. Rugby league columnist Paul Cooke offers his take on the England squad for the Test against Samoa. The 20-man England squad announcement for a one-off Test against Samoa threw up a couple of interesting names.Most notably Chris McQueen of the Gold Coast Titans, who qualifies due to his father's English heritage. There's lots made of heritage of players, lots made of players declaring allegiances to a specific nation.We make a great deal of this in the media, it's frowned upon in most cases.... View the full article
  6. Hull FC prop Liam Watts has seen his suspension for a high shot on Castleford Tigers' Luke Gale reduced by the Rugby Football League. The Black and Whites' forward was sent off in the 22nd minute of the club's 26-24 victory over Castleford on Sunday, before he was subsequently charged with a Grade B high tackle. An RFL tribunal found him guilty on Tuesday evening, much to the dismay of FC and their fans. But after an appeal, Watts will now only miss one match and will return for the clash on... View the full article
  7. A special commemorative shirt in memory of a heroic Victoria Cross-winner and Hull FC star has been unveiled by the rugby league club to mark 100 years since his death. The limited edition authentic cotton commemorative jersey has been launched in association with the Royal British Legion in tribute to John 'Jack' Harrison VC MC as part of a Centenary Week which is being held in memory of the former soldier. The jersey features the club's long standing iconic irregular hoop design and is... View the full article
  8. Hull FC coach Lee Radford has named his 19-man squad to face Warrington Wolves on Friday night at the KCOM Stadium.Danny Houghton, who was named in Hull's squad to face Castleford on Sunday but didn't play, is not named and misses his sixth match in succession due to a calf injury. Youngster and reserves captain Jack Downs could make his first Super League appearance of the season after being named in the squad.Fellow young gun Jez Litten has been called up again after three strong performances... View the full article
  9. Hull FC Football Manager Motu Tony says the club will continue to do everything possible to give themselves an edge in the race for trophies.Tony has revealed to the Mail a pioneering new programme after FC became the first rugby club to use a new blood testing system to identify the stress levels of their players.Adapting a system known as Midistress which was initially used by zoologists to test the health and impact on transporting animals, Hull have begun daily blood testing of a core group... View the full article
  10. Paul Cooke gives his verdict on what he sees as a major statement of intent from Hull FC.Third game inside nine days, 58 minutes with just 12 players, Hull FC certainly underlined their trophy contenders credentials with a victory over table-toppers Castleford Tigers.It was a win which showed guts, determination and commitment to one another and the supporters. Liam Watts saw red on just 22 minutes for a high shot on Luke Gale which saw both teams placed under pressure, FC down to 12 players... View the full article
  11. Hull FC prop Liam Watts has been banned for two games and handed a £300 fine after being found guilty of Grade B high tackle.The Black and Whites forward was red-carded against Castleford on Sunday just 22 minutes into the contest for a high tackle on Tigers half-back Luke Gale. The visitors were without their talisman for the remainder of the contest due to a failed concussion assessment but FC managed to secure victory despite having just 12 men on the field at the KCOM Stadium.However... View the full article
  12. Hull FC and Hull KR were both handed testing ties in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup. The Black and Whites will begin their defence of the trophy at home to Catalans Dragons, while Rovers will head to Salford Red Devils in a repeat of the Million Pound Game from last season.The ties will be played on the weekend of Saturday May 13, however Sky television will show a game on Thursday May 11 and Friday May 12, meaning the matches could also take place ahead of that weekend. There will... View the full article
  13. Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of the Challenge Cup sixth-round draw. We'll be blogging every draw from the hat as the last 16 do battle for a place in the quarter-finals. Hull FC enter the competition at this stage, whilst Hull KR are also included having overcome Super League opposition Leigh Centurions on Saturday by 23 points to ten. Barrow Raiders, Castleford Tigers, Catalans Dragons, Dewsbury Rams, Featherstone Rovers, Halifax, Leeds Rhinos, Salford Red Devils, St Helens,... View the full article
  14. Scott Taylor is hell-bent on leaving Hull FC in good shape before he departs for Australia on Saturday.The Black and Whites' star has been named in the England squad to face Samoa on Saturday, May 6, meaning he'll miss Hull's away trip to Widnes Vikings the following day.But less than 24 hours before he leaves for Down Under, Taylor will be hard at work this Friday when Hull host Warrington Wolves.Whilst he'll be packing his bags this week in preparation for a 'dream' journey across the globe... View the full article
  15. Rugby league columnist Craig Murdock questions whether Hull FC can keep up their tireless effort against Warrington Wolves after 'draining' win over Castleford Tigers. It's not often you see a sending off hurt both teams, but that was the case in Hull FC's victory over Castleford Tigers.Hull had started the game very well and scored three good tries, but the departure of Liam Watts meant they had to turn their focus to defending, which they did in impressive fashion.Had anyone else but Luke... View the full article