Hull FC face Widnes looking to strengthen their league standing

By Ashley Colbourn

Second placed Hull FC face Widnes on Sunday knowing that a win will take them to within one point of league leaders Castleford Tigers.

Hull have accumulated 17 points from their twelve games, with Castleford on 20 having played a game more.

They go into the game on the back of three straight wins, including a 34-10 victory over Warrington Wolves last time out.

On the other hand, Widnes are rooted to the bottom of the table with five points from their 12 games played.

Hull will be boosted by the return of last season’s man of steel Danny Houghton, who has been unavailable due to injury since March.

Danny Houghton

Head coach Lee Radford will also have prop Liam Watts available having served a suspension, and Masi Matongo could also return.

However, Radford will be without prop Scott Taylor, who is away on international duty with England.

Hull are the only Super League side who remain unbeaten away from home this season, and will be looking to extend that run on Sunday.

On the other hand, Widnes won their last home game 16-14 over St Helens.

Following Sunday’s game, Hull host Catalans Dragons before facing St Helens during the Magic Weekend at St James’ Park, Newcastle.

Hull have announced that general manager Motu Tony will leave the club at the end of the season to return to his native New Zealand.

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