Super League: Bradford Bulls v Hull FC preview
By Jonathan Doidge. Last Updated: 16/08/14 6:19pm
Matt Diskin, Jamie Foster and Brett Kearney are all set to return to action for Bradford when the Bulls entertain Hull FC on Sunday.
The experienced trio were all named in the Bulls’ 19-man squad by head coach James Lowes as the home side look to continue their better form since being hit by relegation last month.
Skipper Diskin has overcome a foot injury, while Kearney is back in the fold after suffering concussion in the Bulls' triumph over Wigan Warriors last month.
The trio replace French international Jamal Fakir, Alex Mellor and Nathan Conroy, who will all miss the First:Utility Super League round twenty-four tie.
Hull FC coach Lee Radford has made two changes to his 19, with Jordan Rankin returning to the Black and Whites side after recovering from a knee injury suffered in the draw with Castleford three weeks ago.
Following surgery on his meniscus ligaments, the Aussie has made a full recovery in time for Sunday, though teammate Aaron Heremaia will miss out after sustaining a similar injury to Rankin, which needs the same treatment.
James Cunningham will slot back in at hooker to replace the New Zealander, whilst Jordan Thompson is the other player to drop out of the 19-man squad.
The Airlie Birds ran out 44-16 winners when the teams met earlier in the season at the KC Stadium and will want to complete the double over Sunday’s opponents in order to keep their slim hopes of a play-off spot alive.
Bulls (from): Addy, Arundel, Baldwinson, Blythe, Diskin, Donaldson, Ferguson, Foster, Gale, Gaskell, Henry, Kear, Kearney, Manuokafoa, O'Brien, Olbison, Pitts, Sidlow, Williams.
Hull FC (from): Abdull, Bowden, Cunningham, Ellis, Green, Hadley, Horne, Houghton, Lineham, Paea, Paleaaesina, Rankin, Sa, Shaul, Talanoa, 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 Giants32 - 14Hull K R
Hull FCLiveWakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils18 - 14Catalans Dragons
Castleford TigersLiveWidnes 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
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