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Preview: Hull FC

The Salford Red Devils return to league action this weekend as they open their Super 8s campaign against Challenge Cup finalists Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium on Friday night.
Ian Watson’s side suffered a heart-breaking 27-14 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final defeat last weekend and will be looking to get back to winning ways against Hull.
The Red Devils managed to earn their highest ever Super League finish a fortnight ago despite losing to Leigh and will now be looking to try and book a place at Old Trafford for the Super League Grand Final in October.
As for Hull, it’s been a fantastic week for the Black and Whites who successfully earned their Wembley berth with a dominant 43-24 victory over Leeds Rhinos at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster.
The comfortable victory over Leeds marked a turnaround for Hull who had lost three of their last four games heading into the semi-final; losing to Castleford, St Helens and Leeds before narrowly beating Huddersfield.
The key battle
There is no doubting the key battle on Friday night will take place between Red Devils half-back Robert Lui and FC’s Albert Kelly.
Lui missed last weekend’s semi-final for the Red Devils but has been in terrific form this season offering a creative spark when Salford have needed it most. In similar fashion, Kelly has shone since his arrival from rivals Hull KR crossing for an impressive 17 league tries – the third most this season.
Both players running games complement their fellow half-backs organising skills. However, with both Michael Dobson and Marc Sneyd both being omitted from their respective squads it will be interesting to see how Lui and Kelly adapt.
The meetings this season
Ian Watson’s men put in one of the performances of the season when they visited the KCOM Stadium earlier in the season as they strolled to a 18-54 victory against Lee Radford’s side.
Both Greg Johnson and Craig Kopczak grabbed doubles while Robert Lui, Junior Sa’u, Justin Carney, Michael Dobson, George Griffin and Ben Murdoch-Masila were all also on the scoresheet as Salford secured their biggest-ever win over Hull FC.
However, FC did return the favour in the most recent meeting between the sides inflicting consecutive defeats on the Red Devils for the first time this season with a 10-34 win at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Hull raced into a 0-22 lead before the interval and despite tries from Niall Evalds and Weller Hauraki the Red Devils left themselves with too much to do.

Three Red Devils heading for career milestones

A trio of Salford Red Devils could be celebrating milestones this weekend as they prepare to do battle with Hull FC in their opening Super 8s fixture.
Kris Welham, Olsi Kransiqi and Logan Tomkins will all hit career milestones should they appear in Friday night’s game at the KCOM Stadium.
Welham, who joined the Red Devils from Championship side Bradford Bulls, is set to make his 250th career appearance this weekend.
The centre has appeared for the Red Devils 25 times following his arrival at the beginning of the season. Welham racked up a sensational 191 games for Hull KR before moving to the Bulls and the 30-year-old has also represented Gateshead and the England Knights.
In addition to closing in on 250 career appearances Welham is also one try away from 100 in the Super League. Welham has crossed nine times this season for the Red Devils building on his impressive 90 tries between 2007 and 2015 for Hull KR.
Hooker Logan Tomkins could make his 150th career appearance this weekend. Tomkins has appeared for the Red Devils on 86 occasions while featuring for Wigan 47 times. He has also made dual-registration appearances for Workington and Widnes.
Olsi Krasniqi also needs one appearance to hit 150 career games. Since signing for the Red Devils in 2015 Krasniqi has played 51 games adding to his 92 games for London between 2010 and 2014. The Albanian-born forward has also featured for North Wales and London Skolars.

Lama Tasi Sidelined

Ahead of the Red Devils Super 8s campaign the forwards are looking to step up however one man who won’t be available is Lama Tasi.
Following early medical advice Salford Red Devils forward Tasi has been ruled out for ten weeks which means he won’t feature for the remainder of the season.
The 27-year-old sustained the knee injury after a collision with Wigan Warriors hooker Sam Powell in last weekend’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final loss. However, Tasi was due to miss this weekend’s game against Hull FC after pleading guilty to a Grade B striking with the shoulder in the same game.
Tasi, sponsored by Tommy Piggott, said: “It’s really frustrating to pick up an injury like this so late on in the season.
“We’re coming up to crunch time with the Super 8s and to miss these sort of game is disappointing.
“But, we have a fantastic set of forwards with guys like Weller Hauraki, Craig Kopzcak, Tyrone McCarthy and, of course, Ben Murdoch-Masila.
“I’ve no doubts those lads will perform in over the next few weeks beginning with big games against Hull FC and Castleford Tigers.”
Fans are reminded they can purchase tickets for the Red Devils first Super 8s home game against Castleford on Friday 11th August through the club’s ticket office, over the phone and online via the club website.

Ian Watson confirms Hull FC squad

Ian Watson has confirmed his 19-man squad for the Red Devils opening Super 8s game against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium on Friday night, 8pm kick-off.
Red Devils forward Lama Tasi misses out after receiving a one-game suspension for a Grade B striking with the shoulder in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final loss against Wigan.
However, half-back Robert Lui and centre Jake Bibby could return after missing the semi-final and take the places of Michael Dobson and Junior Sa’u who picked up knocks last weekend.
Kris Brining, Lee Mossop and Mark Flanagan will all also miss the trip to the KCOM Stadium as they continue to recover from injuries.
Tyrone McCarthy and Manu Vatuvei will both be looking to make their Super League debuts.
The full squad is as follows:

Red Devils fans can still buy tickets for the trip to Hull in addition to Salford’s first home game of the Super 8s against league leaders Castleford. Supporters can get tickets via the club’s ticket office, over the phone or online via the club website.

Lama Tasi To Miss Super 8s Opener

Salford Red Devils forward Lama Tasi will serve a one-game suspension after pleading guilty of a Grade B Strike with Shoulder.
The former Samoan international was put on report in the first half of the Red Devils Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan Warriors on Sunday.
Tasi will now miss this Friday’s game against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium – Salford’s first Super 8s fixture.
The 27-year-old re-signed for the Red Devils at the start of the 2017 season after spending a year with fellow Super League side St Helens. Tasi made over 50 appearances throughout his first spell with Salford between 2014 and 2015.
While Tasi won’t feature in the Red Devils next game you still can by purchasing tickets for Friday’s trip to Hull FC as well as next week’s visit of Castleford via the club’s ticket office, over the phone or online via the club website.

Hull FC Away Ticket and Travel Information

Salford Red Devils fans are reminded that tickets are on now on sale for the trip to Hull FC on Friday night.
Ian Watson’s men will travel to the KCOM Stadium looking to get their Super 8s campaign off to the perfect start with a victory over one of this seasons Challenge Cup finalists.
Red Devils supporters can purchase tickets from the club’s ticket office, over the phone or online with Salford receiving 25% of any tickets sold in advance.
Here are the tickets prices:
Adult: £23
Concession/Youth: £19
Student: £12
Junior: £10
Junior Swap: FOC
Infant: FOC
Carer: FOC
Fans can also book onto the supporter’s coaches for £15. Below are the pick-up points and times:
Chandos Sports and Social Club: 4.10pm
Royal Sovereign: 4.25pm
Eccles Town Hall: 4.35pm
Dog and Partridge: 4.45pm
AJ Bell Stadium: 5.05pm
For fans travelling by car here are directions and parking information:
Approach Hull from the M62 leading on to the A63. You follow this dual-carriageway under the Humber Bridge and through to the A63 ‘Clive Sullivan Way’ You will approach a fly-over, directly before this, stay left onto the slip road sign posted ‘Infirmary’ and ‘KCOM Stadium’.
At the roundabout, take the second exit- ‘Rawling Way’.
At the next main set of lights (with the hospital in front of you) take a left turn on to A1105 Anlaby Road towards the stadium visible directly to your right.
Continue over the fly-over and down to the next set of lights.
For executive and non-match day parking turn left. For supporter match day parking turn right. Parking is also available in the City Centre. For people using a sat-nav, the post code is HU3 6HU.
We hope to see all Red Devils fans at the game supporting the side in their opening Super 8s fixture.

Hull FC 42-20 Red Devils

It was not the opening night the Red Devils were looking for as they failed to find any way to stop Hull FC running out victors at the KC Stadium.
A series of errors ended up costing Ian Watson’s men dearly but they have a quick chance to right the wrong in Thursday’s home opener against St Helens.
Read the full match report HERE
You can purchase tickets for the visit of St Helens from the website or at the AJ Bell Stadium Box Office. Pre-purchased tickets are considerably cheaper than those bought on the day of the game.

Important Match Information for Hull FC Away

The Salford Red Devils take on Hull FC this Friday (8pm). Here is everything you need to know from the Black and Whites ahead of your visit to the KC Stadium.
Supporters are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance from the club before travelling, with prices reduced for advanced purchases.
Tickets bought in advance are charged at £21 adults, £18 concessions and £10 juniors.
Tickets bought on the day are charged at £24 adults, £20 concessions and £12 juniors.
Tickets can be bought on match day from the Away Supporters Bar situated on the North-East corner of the stadium (see below), as well as at the automated ticketing machines at the ticket office (card only).
Away fans are seated in the East Stand in E1 and E2.
Travel and Parking:
We advise you to allow plenty of time for your journey with the M62 often busy on a Friday evening. There are plenty of motorway service stations on the route to Hull.
Parking is available at the KC Stadium on Walton Street car park, charged at £5 per vehicle.
Alternative parking is available at St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre (HU2 8LN – approx 10minute walk)
Trains leave Manchester Piccadily at 41 minutes past the hour with the direct journey to Hull taking  just under two hours approx. without changing.
Official coach travel is also available by calling 0161 786 1570. Priced at just £16.
Away Supporters Bar:
Supporters will be able to make use of a dedicated away supporters bar at the KC Stadium, called the Pitchside Bar, which is positioned at the North East corner of the ground.
The bar serves bottled beer, cider, soft drinks, hot drinks and snacks and will be showing highlights or sports news on the TV screens.
The bar is open two-and-a-half hours before kick-off, with last orders 30-minutes before the start of the match.
Food, drink and parking offers:
St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre is a stone’s throw away from the KC Stadium, with a direct walk down Londesborough Street and across the stadium footpaths.
Parking is available on match night for supporters, charged at £1, as well as exclusive food and drink offers from match ticket holders.
Pre match offers included Handmade Burger (20% off), El Taco Loco (15% off), Wok & Go Noodle Bar (10% off), Burger King (15% off), Bagel Nash (free hot drink with meal) and Krispy Kreme (10% off food and drink).
The stadium concourses also offer food and drink, including a family offer of two items of hot food, two drinks and two snacks, saving up to £4.40.
Other hot food, snacks, beers and ciders are also available, as well as Hull’s unique award-winning pies from local producer, Hull Pie. Check out our different local flavours at each game.
For the Kids:
Why not take the family to Hull FC’s popular Toys “R” Us Family Lounge, situated in the Wilberforce Suite on the southerly end of the West Stand.
As well as free toys, face painters, balloon modellers and the chance to meet players and mascots, why not take on Rugby League Live or FIFA on the Playstation and XBox in our GAMEZone.
You’ll also be able to enjoy free popcorn courtesy of Butterkist.
Inside the ground, keep an eye out for Toys “R” Us mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, for even more free toys!!
In the Ground:
There is plenty to look forward to at the ground, as well as 80-minutes of Super League action. The KC Stadium big screen will include fan pictures and tweets, as well as recent highlights and videos.
Hull FC’s cheerleaders will be in action, as well as special pre-match build up before the teams come out, complete with music and lightshow.
At half-time one fan will get the chance to take on the Black and Whites’ popular half-time challenge, ‘Boot It’, plus plenty more.
Hot and cold food, snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages are also available from the stadium concourses.
You can also pick up a copy of the official match day programme for £3 from the various sellers around the ground or the ticket unit opposite the West Stand reception.
Need some help?:
Look out for a member of the ‘FC Team’, including our dedicated away supporter liaison officers. You can’t miss them, they’re in high-visibility green bibs!
The FC Team is made up of volunteer supporters who know the club better than anyone! They’re perfectly placed to help you on match day.

Hull FC away tickets now on sale!

It’s the news you’ve all been eagerly anticipating, Hull FC tickets have finally arrived at the AJ Bell Stadium for our first game of 2016!
We travel to the KC Stadium on Friday 5th February, KO 8pm where we’ll be looking to kick start our season with a win on the road.
All of the tickets available will be in the Ideal Boilers East Stand which is an unreserved area.
We advise fans to purchase before Match Day as prices will increase on Friday 5th February.
Pre-Match Day Prices
Adult £21.00
Concession (Senior 60+ and Students) £18.00
Young Adult (17-18) £18.00
Junior (5-16) £10.00
Match Day Prices
Adult £24.00
Concession (Senior 60+ and Students) £20.00
Young Adult (17-18) £20.00
Junior (5-16) £10.00
Ambulant disabled tickets are available from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office.
We do also have 5 pairs of wheelchair disabled tickets available but these are at pitch level and may not be under cover. These are first come first serve.
This year Hull FC have also opened a new bar called the ‘Pitchside Bar’ which is solely for visiting supporters. This will be open from 6pm on Match Day so why not enjoy a beverage!
There is a car park available at the KC Stadium for £5 for cars, £10 for minibuses.
Coach Travel is available for fans travelling to the game.
1st pick up Chandos sports and social club  4.00pm
2nd pick up The Royal Sovereign {was The Hope Pub) 4.10pm
3rd pick up Eccles Town Hall  4.25pm
4th Pick up AJ Bell Stadium   4.45pm
Cost £16.00 all classes
Must be pre booked through the stadium and travel will be on a first come first serve basis.
Please call 0161 786 1570