Factfile: Hull home

Factfile: Hull home

Wigan face Hull FC tonight with 80 minutes separating one team and a place in the 2016 First Utility Super League Grand Final.

The pair have met four times so far in 2016 with each side taking two victories.

Wigan have won both games on the road at the KCOM Stadium with Hull taking the win at the DW back in May and at Doncaster in July.

A win for Wigan would secure a fourth consecutive Grand Final appearance with the Black and Whites aiming for a first appearance at Old Trafford since 2006.

Last ten meetings

Hull FC 12, Wigan 18 (SLS8-R5, 9/9/16)

Hull FC 16, Wigan 12 (CCSF, 29/7/16) at Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Wigan 16, Hull FC 30 (SLR14, 13/5/16)

Hull FC 25, Wigan 26 (SLR4, 4/3/16)

Wigan 30, Hull FC 24 (SLS8-R5, 11/9/15)

Hull FC 12, Wigan 48 (SLR23, 23/7/15)

Wigan 13, Hull FC 12 (SLR5, 13/3/15)

Wigan 56, Hull FC 10 (SLR21, 18/7/14)

Hull FC 16, Wigan 44 (SLR12, 9/5/14)

Wigan 33, Hull FC 34 (SLR26, 30/8/13)

Super League summary

Wigan won 36 (includes wins in 2001 and 2007 play-offs)

Hull FC won 9

2 draws

Wigan highest score: 66-6 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)

Hull FC highest score: 54-12 (H, 2006) (also widest margin)

Team News

Wigan bring Academy Captain, Kyle Shelford, into the squad in place of Sean O’Loughlin.

O’Loughlin joins first team players Tony Clubb, Dom Manfredi, Joel Tomkins, Sam Tomkins, Michael McIlorum and Lee Mossop in the treatment room with Ben Flower serving the second match of a two-game suspension.

Hull make one change with Jordan Abdull replacing Chris Green in the 19-man squad.

Warriors (from): Bateman, Bretherton, Charnley, Crosby, Farrell, Gelling, Gildart, Isa, Nuuausala, Powell, Sarginson, Shelford, Shorrocks, Smith, Sutton, Tautai, Tierney, Williams.

FC (from): Shaul, Fonua, Tuimavave, Talanoa, Smeyd, Taylor, Houghton, Watts, Ellis, Minichiello, Abdull, Thompson, Hadley, Michaels, Manu, Bowden, Pritchard, Yeaman, Washbrook.

Tickets

Tickets for tonight’s semi final are available now from the DW Stadium Ticket Office, the Ticket Hotline - 0871 6633 552 and online HERE

Tickets can also be purchased on the gate for the South, East and North (away) stands.

Kyle Shelford has played just one game so far for Wigan

Super League Milestone

Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs & Super League Super 8s

Scott Taylor 1 appearance away from 150 (50 for Hull KR, 2009-2012; 47 for Wigan, 2013-2014; 23 for Salford, 2015 and 29 for Hull FC, 2016)

First Utility Super League Leading Scorers

(League games & Super 8s)

Tries

1 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 40

2 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 27

3 = Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons) 19 Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 19

5 = Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 17 Adam Swift (St Helens) 17 Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves) 17 Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves) 17

9 Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC) 15

10 = Luke Dorn (Castleford Tigers) 14 Jamie Shaul (Hull FC) 14 Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 14 Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 14 Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 14

Goals

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 118

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 110

3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 87

4 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 83 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 83

6 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 71

7 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 69

8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 56

9 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 55

10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 51

Points

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 262

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 241

3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 202

4 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 195

5 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 174 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 174

7 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 160

8 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 158

9 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 155

10 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 132

Play-off Fixtures

Thursday September 29 – Semi Final 1

Warrington Wolves 18-10 St Helens

Friday September 30 – Semi Final 2

Wigan Warriors v Hull FC 8.00

Saturday October 8 – Grand Final

Warrington Wolves v TBC 6.00

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