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Match Preview: Hull (A) - 22nd April 2012 at Kingston Communications Stadium
Posted by cherryandwhite on April 20 2012 - 12:42

Hull FC v Wigan Warriors - Stobart Super League XVII Round 12.
Sunday 22nd April 2012. Kick Off 3:00pm at Kingston Communications Stadium.

Match Preview

Think back to July 2010. Then coach Michael Maguire had returned home for a family bereavement and a certain Shaun Wane was left in temporary charge. At that time we had just recently been beaten by both St Helens and Warrington and our title credentials were looking shaky ahead of away trips to Hull and champions Leeds. The Hull trip saw Wigan take their best away record to the league's best home record and what happened? We went in and trashed them 46-0 in their own back yard. I still think that is the best all round Wigan performance I can remember.

Spin forward two seasons and whilst we haven't had defeats in the lead up to this trip, the situation is pretty similar. Wigan have the league's best away record again and Hull are one of only two sides, Catalan the other, to have an unbeaten home record so far this season.

The unbeaten home record, in the league, looks a good return on paper but Warrington did take a point off them in the opening round of the season and the other sides they have beaten are London, Wakefield, Widnes and Bradford.

Hull sit just a point behind Wigan in the table, with a game in hand, and the form table further down this preview shows they are actually in better form than us. So they should be pretty happy, but is it a false position?

I think it's fair to say they've had a easy run of games so far and having lost back to back to Huddersfield in both league and cup, perhaps the reality is now setting in? Hull's run in the next 10 rounds looks pretty tough with St Helens, Leeds and Huddersfield following us in travelling to KC Stadium whilst they face rivals Hull KR both away and on the Magic Weekend, with further trips to both Warrington and Leeds. That run will be the proper test of their aspirations this year.

I mean bottom line for Hull is they've racked up their seven victories against the current 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th placed teams. Granted you can only beat what is in front of you but I can't help thinking its a false position.

I say all that before even considering that Hull come into Sunday's clash with a huge heap of injury problems. Jordan Turner, Kirk Yeaman, Richard Horne, Mark O'Meley, Joe Westerman, Eamon O'Carroll and Martin Aspinwall all set to miss this one with Lee Radford set to get another run out for them.

Wigan meanwhile welcome back both Pat Richards and Sean O'Loughlin to a squad in hot form. I was going to write that Pat's full fitness would be tested by whether he returns to goal kicking but an interview with Josh Charnley done by the Wigan Evening Post suggests that Pat will be back on kicking duty and surely that tells us he is fully fit?

Wane also recalls Brett Finch, Harrison and Jeff Lima to the 19 after they were rested for the North Wales cup tie, so we look pretty healthy going into this and that is why I expect a healthy win. I don't think we'll fall into the trap of Round 1 when we lost to an under strength Huddersfield.

We have won four in a row and I think their is a determination to keep that form going in this crucial part of the season that will see us face away games at Featherstone, Huddersfield, St Helens (Magic), Leeds and Catalan on top of a potentially big Cup Quarter Final (if we progress) over the next 8 weeks. Only one home game between now and late June is a big ask but I'm actually quite confident going into this tough run of games because we are probably the only side in Super League that seemingly prefers playing on the road than at our home venue. We don't fear away trips! We just need to be cautious with our discipline because Hull love taking the two, having kicked 9 penalty goals this season (4 more than any other club). They'll perhaps try and slow this game down for that reason, so we need to keep a fast tempo and that I think will take us to the win.

Sadly I won't be making the trip to Hull. Mainly due to severe lack of funds but to be honest I wasn't happy with the ridiculous ?23 price anyway, especially when they charge home fans ?19 for the same view up the other end. It'll be Wish FM commentary for me and I genuinely can't remember the last time I'll have sat at home listening to a game on radio, but I reckon it'll have been in the 1990s! The very odd ones I have missed over my 10 years doing this site have either been televised or I've been on holiday. Anyway, my absence will mean no twitter updates from me on Sunday and gawd knows how I'll blag a match report but we shall see eh I suppose. Enjoy the trip if your going! #notjealous!

Facts

This game will see Super League's Top Two Tackle Busters one the field, one for each side. But whilst Willie Manu has made the league's second most with 39 tackle busts, Sam Tomkins leads the way with an amazing 71! Thats 32 more than Manu! Sam is also the leagues leading clean breaker whilst Gareth Hock has made 10 more offloads then any other player in Super League this season but has also conceded the most penalties in the league.

19 Man Squads

Wigan
IN:l Pat Richards, Brett Finch, Harrison Hansen, Sean O'Loughlin, Jeff Lima
OUT:l Joe Mellor, Matty Russell, Logan Tomkins, Ryan King, Tom Spencer
Fulll19:l

Sam Tomkins, Josh Charnley, Darrell Goulding, George Carmont, Pat Richards, Brett Finch, Thomas Leuluai, Paul Prescott, Michael McIlorum, Harrison Hansen, Gareth Hock, Sean O'Loughlin, Jeff Lima, Liam Farrell, Chris Tuson, Epalahame Lauaki, Gil Dudson, Jack Hughes, Dom Crosby

Hull FC
IN:l Josh Bowden, Lee Radford
OUT:l Jordan Turner, Chris Green
Fulll19:l

Wade McKinnon, Will Sharp, Tony Martin, Tom Briscoe, Brett Seymour, Danny Houghton, Andy Lynch, Willie Manu, Danny Tickle, Richard Whiting, Sam Moa, Jamie Ellis, Reece Lyne, Ben Crooks, Liam Kent, Danny Nicklas, Josh Bowden, Jay Pitts, Lee Radford

Match Referee

Steve Ganson (St Helens) - Age 42
First Pro Game: Barrow 21 Carlisle 20 - 27th August 1995
First Super League Game: Castleford 22 Paris 18 - 17th August 1996
First Wigan Game: Halifax 18 Wigan 46 - 18th May 1997

Wigan's Record when this referee is appointed

Wigan have Won 52 and Lost 22 (4 draws) from 78 appointments.
This Season: Won 1 from 1 Appointment (Bradford Away)

Video Referee

Not in use for this fixture

Current Super League XVII League Positions

  Team P W D L F A Diff Pts
2nd Wigan Warriors 11 8 0 3 374 183 +191 16
4th Hull FC 10 7 1 2 264 162 +102 15

Wigan v Hull FC Player Stat Leaders

- Wigan Hull FC League Leader
Top Try Scorer Josh Charnley 11

Danny Tickle 7

Josh Charnley 11
Top Goal Scorer Pat Richards 34

Danny Tickle 44

Danny Brough 49
Top Points Scorer Pat Richards 92

Danny Tickle 116

Danny Tickle 116
Top Try Assister Sam Tomkins 13

Brett Seymour 8

Sam Tomkins 13
Top Metre Maker Sam Tomkins 1431m

Andy Lynch 1410m

Sam Tomkins 1431m
Top Ball Carrier Sam Tomkins 185

Andy Lynch 218

James Roby 303
Top Tackle Buster Sam Tomkins 71

Willie Manu 39

Sam Tomkins 71
Top Clean Breaker Sam Tomkins 17

Jordan Turner 9

Sam Tomkins 17
Top Offloader Gareth Hock 31

Andy Lynch 18

Gareth Hock 31
Top Attacking Kicker Brett Finch 45

Brett Seymour 54

Rangi Chase 101
Top General Kicker Brett Finch 83

Brett Seymour 83

Rangi Chase 134
Top DH Runner Mike McIlorum 163

Danny Houghton 212

James Roby 274
Top Tackler Harrison Hansen 308

Danny Houghton 424

Danny Houghton 424
Top Marker Tackler Harrison Hansen 59

Danny Houghton 71

Rhys Lovegrove 82
Worst Miss Tackler Mike McIlorum 20

Brett Seymour 21

Dave Allen 34
Most Errors Gareth Hock 14

Wade McKinnon 14

Greg Eden 29
Most Pens Conceded Gareth Hock 16

Danny Tickle 11

Gareth Hock 16

Wigan v Hull Team Stats Match Ups

- Wigan Hull FC League Best League Worst
Tries For Per Game 6

4.5

Catalan 6.3

Widnes 2.5

Tries Against Per Game 2.8

2.9

Wigan/Hudds 2.8

Widnes 8

Points For Per Game 34

26.4

Catalan 34.6

Widnes 14.6

Points Against Per Game 16.6

16.2

Hudds 15.4

Widnes 45.4

Metres Per Game 1397m

1347m

Catalan 1411m

Widnes 1068m

Carries Per Game 214

221

St Helens 227

Widnes 171

Metres Per Ball Carry 6.52m

6.09m

Hudd'field 7.18m

Wakefield 5.82m

Tackle Busts Per Game 28

23

Hudds/Catalan 28

Widnes 15

Clean Breaks Per Game 8

5

Huddersfield 9

Widnes 3

Offloads Per Game 10

12

Catalan 15

London 7

Attacking Kicks Per Game 9

11

Castleford 15

Salford 8

General Kicks Per Game 18

21

St Helens 22

Catalan 14

Runs from DH Per Game 34

38

Castleford 44

London 23

Tackles Per Game 290

300

Salford 320

Catalan 280

Marker Tackles Per Game 47

44

Warrington 50

Catalan 36

Miss Tackles Per Game 15

20

Wigan 15

Widnes 32

Errors Per Game 10

11

Wigan 10

Warrington 16

Pens Conceded Per Game 8

8

Castleford 6

Widnes 10

Super League Form Table Last Six Matches

- Team W D L F A Diff Pts Form
1 Catalan Dragons 5 0 1 238 102 +136 10
2 Hull FC 5 0 1 186 94 +92 10
3 Huddersfield Giants 5 0 1 176 84 +92 10
4 Wigan Warriors 4 0 2 202 125 +77 8
5 Bradford Bulls 4 0 2 134 102 +32 8
6 Leeds Rhinos 3 0 3 156 124 +32 6
7 St Helens 3 0 3 120 96 +24 6
8 Warrington Wolves 3 0 3 150 160 -10 6
9 London Broncos 2 0 4 166 184 -18 4
10 Hull Kingston Rovers 2 0 4 130 158 -28 4
11 Castleford Tigers 2 0 4 128 190 -62 4
12 Widnes Vikings 2 0 4 107 284 -177 4
13 Wakefield Wildcats 1 0 5 98 192 -94 2
14 Salford City Reds 1 0 5 112 208 -96 2

Super League Era Head to Head Record including Play Offs

Overall Played 34 Wigan 25 Wins Hull FC 7 Wins 2 Draws
At Hull Played 17 Wigan 11 Wins Hull FC 5 Wins 1 Draw

Last Six Meetings at Kingston Communications Stadium

Date Opposition Report
29th July 2011 Hull FC 16 Wigan Warriors 30 Click Here
23rd July 2010 Hull FC 00 Wigan Warriors 46 Click Here
13th Feb 2009 Hull FC 18 Wigan Warriors 10 Click Here
22nd Feb 2008 Hull FC 24 Wigan Warriors 22 Click Here
29th Sept 2007 Hull FC 18 Wigan 21 (Play Offs) Click Here
23rd Mar 2007 Hull FC 20 Wigan Warriors 30 Click Here

Hot & Cold Try Scoring Streaks

HOT:l SamlTomkins l 9 Tries in his last 4 appearances.
HOT:l PatlRichards l 6 Tries in his last 6 appearances
HOT:l DarrelllGoulding l 5 Tries in his last 4 appearances
HOT:l LiamlFarrell l 4 Tries in his last 2 appearances
HOT:l GeorgelCarmont l 4 Tries in his last 4 appearances
COLD:l MikelMcIlorum l No Tries in last 16 away games since Crusaders (A) - 1st May 2010
COLD:l EriclLauaki l Never Scored in 10 Wigan appearances so far
COLD:l ThomaslLeuluai l No Tries in last 6 away games since Wembley Cup Final Try v Leeds
COLD:l HarrisonlHansen l No Tries in his last 5 appearances since Widnes (A)
COLD:l BrettlFinch l No Tries in his last 4 appearances since London (H)
COLD:l MikelMcIlorum l No Tries in his last 4 appearances since Warrington (H)

Ticket Details

Stand ConAdultsiors Concessions Under 17s
North Stand ?25 ?19 ?14

UK TV Coverage

Highlights Sunday 9:00pm
Highlights Monday 11:35pm

Radio Commentary

102.4 Wish FM - Full Match Commentary from 2:50pm. Mark Wilson will be your commentator.

BBC Radio Manchester (95.1FM) - Will have Manchester City commentary on FM and DAB so the rugby will be online only with Trevor Hunt.

Bilko's Statistical prediction.

The stats suggest a Wigan Win by 6-8 Points.

Weather Forecast

Wet. Possible Thunder Storms.

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