Hull FC v Catalans: Three key battles

Marc Sneyd v Richie Myler
In the absence of Todd Carney for Catalans, the onus will be on Myler to deliver and keep the Dragons’ fading top-four hopes alive. However, with the influential Sneyd set to return for Hull as they attempt to secure a top-four finish tonight, this will be a fascinating battle between two of the best scrum-halves in the competition this season. Will Sneyd’s return and his pinpoint kicking game prove to be the difference for the Black and Whites?

Scott Taylor v Remi Casty
Taylor’s form this year has been nothing short of sensational – but he will face a big test this weekend against a Dragons pack up there with the very best. His one-on-one battle in the props with Remi Casty will be crucial to determining not only which side establishes the early advantage, but which team eventually comes out on top. If Taylor produces the kind of form he has done all year this evening, expect Hull to be a seriously tough nut to crack.

Tony Gigot v Jamie Shaul
Two of Super League’s most dynamic fullbacks go head-to-head on Thursday night, with Shaul looking to continue what has been a marvellous 2016 to date for him. In his way however, is his opposite number Gigot – who has also proven to be crucial for his side this year, albeit in a number of different positions. Which fullback will have the edge?