Written by Callum Walker
Thursday 22nd October, 18:15, Super League Round 17, Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan, Catalans Dragons versus Hull FC Match Preview
The top four is very much in Catalans’ sight whose last three victories have seen them amount over 100 points. The French side have also reaped the rewards of the points percentage per game ruling as they have won two less games than Warrington, but sit above them in the table. Hull, meanwhile, sit in sixth following a 48-6 drubbing of Castleford at the weekend, though inconsistency has plagued the Black-and-Whites’ season.
Catalans boss Steve McNamara names an unchanged squad.
|21 Man Squad|
|Jason Baitieri||Julian Bousquet|
|Alrix Da Costa||Tom Davies|
|Josh Drinkwater||Israel Folau|
|Ben Garcia||Mickael Goudemand|
|Benjamin Jullien||Sam Kasiano|
|James Maloney||Michael McIlorum|
|David Mead||Sam Moa|
|Arthur Mourgue||Arthur Romano|
|Paul Seguier||Joel Tomkins|
|Sam Tomkins||Matt Whitley|
Coach: Steve McNamara
Andy Last brings in both Scott Taylor and Ben McNamara to replace the injured Jamie Shaul and Albert Kelly.
|21 Man Squad|
|Josh Bowden||Jack Brown|
|Joe Cator||Jake Connor|
|Bureta Faraimo||Brad Fash|
|Mahe Fonua||Josh Griffin|
|Danny Houghton||Jordan Johnstone|
|Manu Ma’u||Masimbaashe Matongo|
|Ben McNamara||Ratu Naulago|
|liligiifo Sao||Tevita Satae|
|Andre Savelio||Cameron Scott|
|Marc Sneyd||Scott Taylor|
Coach: Andy Last
Catalans ran out 34-29 victors back in March, but the results have been fairly even in recent seasons with FC winning four and the Dragons winning four of the last eight games between them.
Catalans by 12