Written by Callum Walker
Saturday 20th September, 17:00, Challenge Cup Quarter-Final, AJ Bell Stadium, Salford, Hull FC versus Wigan Warriors Match Preview
A 29-18 triumph over Castleford in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup put Hull into the quarter-final draw and a tie with Wigan, who come into this fixture on the back of an impressive 28-12 victory over Catalans in the south of France. These sides met in the Challenge Cup Final of 2013 as well as 2017 with the Warriors winning the former and the Airlie Birds the latter.
Jamie Shaul is unavailable for Andy Last, as are Albert Kelly, Ratu Naulago and Adam Swift. Marc Sneyd is, however, fit earlier than expected. Masi Matongo, Connor Wynne, Cameron Scott and Ben McNamara are also called up.
|21 Man Squad|
|Lewis Bienek||Josh Bowden|
|Jack Brown||Kieran Buchanan|
|Joe Cator||Jake Connor|
|Brad Fash||Brad Fash|
|Bureta Faraimo||Mahe Fonua|
|Danny Houghton||Marc Sneyd|
|Jordan Lane||Josh Griffin|
|Ben McNamara||Masi Matongo|
|Jordan Johnstone||Tevita Satae|
|Carlos Tuimavave||Cameron Scott|
Coach: Andy Last
Adrian Lam makes two changes to the Wigan squad that beat Catalans last week with Harry Rushton and Amir Bourouh coming in for the injured Joe Bullock and George Burgess.
|21 Man Squad|
|Jake Bibby||Amir Bourouh|
|Harry Rushton||Jack Wells|
|Oliver Partington||Liam Farrell|
|Ben Flower||Bevan French|
|Joe Greenwood||Chris Hankinson|
|Zak Hardaker||Jackson Hastings|
|Joseph Havard||Willie Isa|
|Thomas Leuluai||Dom Manfredi|
|Liam Marshall||Sam Powell|
|Joseph Shorrocks||Harry Smith|
Coach: Adrian Lam
Wigan ran out 26-12 winners back in February which made it six wins from seven for the Warriors against Hull.
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