Super League preview: Hull FC v Catalan Dragons
Last Updated: 07/04/13 7:01pm
Shannon McDonnell has recovered from a hamstring problem to take his place in Hull FC's squad for Sunday's fixture with Catalan Dragons at the KC Stadium.
The Australian full-back missed his side's last three games including the Easter programme, which saw Hull beaten by their city rivals Hull KR before responding with a win at Wakefield.
Jamie Shaul scored two tries on his Super League debut against Wakefield and retains his place in Hull's 19-man squad - but is likely to drop to the bench to accommodate McDonnell in the starting line-up.
Forwards Paul Johnson and Ben Galea both sit out after playing three games in 10 days, meaning second rower Dean Hadley is in contention for his debut.
Catalan Dragons recall wing Frederic Vaccari and scrum-half William Barthau, who have both made just one appearance so far this campaign.
Versatile Kevin Larroyer also makes the 19-man squad but Damien Blanch, Daryl Millard and Thomas Bosc all miss out through injury.
The Dragons sit fifth in the Super League table, four places and five points above Hull, but lost their unbeaten home record to 12-man Leeds Rhinos on Easter Monday.
Hull squad: Arundel, Briscoe, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Hadley, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, O'Meley, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Westerman, Whiting
Catalan squad: Pryce, Taia, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Anderson, Mounis, Barthau, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Pala, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Baitieri, Vaccari, Escare
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Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
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Wakefield full-back Richie Mathers has undergone emergency surgery on a ruptured testicle.
Wakefield forward Justin Poore will face an RFL hearing after being charged with punching during the defeat at Wigan.
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