Super League preview: Catalan Dragons v Hull FC
Last Updated: 08/06/13 5:14pm
Scott Dureau has been included in Catalan Dragons' squad to face in-form Hull FC - but it's still not clear if the half-back will play on Saturday.
Australian Dureau was sent for further medical checks after being taken ill during his side's 32-32 Super League draw at Widnes last Sunday.
The Dragons playmaker - who has only recently returned to action after having a tumour removed in January - complained of blurred vision while lining up a goal kick in the second-half of the clash with the Vikings.
Thomas Bosc is ready to step in if his team-mate is not fit to feature, though the hosts are able to welcome back prop Lopini Paea and winger Damien Blanch.
Hull, meanwhile, head to Perpignan without winger Tom Briscoe (ribs) and Mark O'Meley (hamstring), though Chris Green has overcome a bicep problem.
Jason Crookes and Joe Arundel seem to be vying to fill Briscoe's place on the wing after both were drafted into Peter Gentle's 19-man squad.
The Black and Whites travel to France looking for a 10th win in their last 11 outings, the last of them being an 18-6 triumph over reigning Super League champions Leeds in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
"You go over there to sunshine and it is a big distraction," Gentle said.
"You've got the pool and you are in a resort so you can fall into that trap but we are going over there to do a job, not to get a sun tan.
"We've spoken about it long and hard this week. I don't think this group will be guilty of that but we have spoken about it and I'm very happy that we are going over there for the right reason."
Catalan Dragons: Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard,Simon, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare.
Hull FC: Arundel, Bowden, Crookes, Crooks, Ellis, Galea, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, Pitts, Watts, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
First Utility Super League
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 Rhinos46 - 18St 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 HelensvsHuddersfield 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
Super League 2013, round 18
Wakefield snapped their four-game losing streak with a 46-10 win at Salford City Reds to keep their play-off hope alive.
St Helens coach Nathan Brown praised his team's positivity in the 30-18 win over Bradford at Langtree Park.
St Helens held off a second-half fightback to secure a 30-18 victory over Bradford at Langtree Park.
- Reds v Wildcats: Teams
- Hull coach offers no excuses
- Ratchford earns the plaudits
- Broncos hit by 15-try Wolves
- Betts upbeat despite loss
- Rovers coach 'satisfied'
- McDermott 'unimpressed'
- Rhinos back to winning ways
- Rovers stun high-flying Giants
- Warriors hold off Vikings
- St Helens v Bulls: Teams
- Broncos v Wolves: Teams
- Hull KR v Giants: Teams
- Rhinos v Tigers: Teams
- Vikings v Warriors: Teams
- Tautai facing two months out
- Tierney poised for Wigan bow