Hull FC v Catalans Dragons Live updates from the MKM Stadium

Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage as Hull FC host Catalans Dragons at the MKM Stadium in this intriguing Super League clash. Both sides are in fine form at the moment with the French outfit top of the pile and Hull coming off a superb win over St Helens on Thursday night.

Having turned a corner in the past two months, the Catalans provide another stern challenge for Tony Smith’s side, who along with the Saints, have also beaten Wigan and Warrington in recent weeks. Finding some spirit and style in their play, they are great to watch, but this is perhaps their biggest test yet.

The Catalans have won their last six but Hull, with Jake Trueman and Jake Clifford finding top form, will fancy their chances. As always, stay tuned for all the build-up, team news and live action as it unfolds.

Punishment of the Catalans

The ball comes out of the tackle. A theft is judged.

Kick Off

Hull hit back in the second half

Half an hour

Hull 18 Catalans 22. A crazy first half comes to an end. Hull immediately in today’s contest. Big second half ahead.

Try Hull FC

Adam Swift interception on the hooter!!!!! A gift for Hull in a scrum play by the Catalans. 16-22

Tuimavave tried to get out

But the ball was lost in the tackle.

Goal Hull FC

Clifford converted from the reverse touchline. Great strike. 12-22

Try Hull FC

They need that. Great finish from McIntosh. 10-22

Video ref decision

On the next play, the ball was sent wide to Darnell McIntosh, whose winger pounced. Try the given field.

Scott breaks and Swift in support

Great play from the left edge duo.

Try the given

Julian Bousquet crashed into the post pad, then reached to score. 6-20

Video ref decision

The Catalans may have another one here. Try the given field.

Goal missed

Mourgue, who again takes a long time before taking the regeneration, misses. Hull crowd cheers. 6-16

Try the Catalans

Arthur Romano squeezed. 6-16

Punishment of the Catalans

Hull failed to complete after the points. A ruck infringement given as Danny Houghton tries to retrieve the ball. Catalans player in the way, hooker tried to push him away, and the Dragons get the penalty. Big call.

Try Hull FC

Clifford’s pass from the ruck was on the money and big Chris Satae finished for Hull. 4-12

Hull penalty

They are half Catalans. Gotta score next time.

Hull are changing

Sao and Lovodua left. Satay and Lane on.

Twenty minutes ago

The Catalans lead here. Hull need to step up into gears.

Catalans goal

Mourgue, using all the time available to him, converted. 0-12

Try the Catalans

Lovodua spilled Clifford’s unexpected pass and it was a gift for Tom Davies. The winger stolls under the sticks. 0-10

Tuimavave’s offload collected by Tomkins

Houghton 40/20

Big game from the fixture.

McIntosh brilliantly cleared a Keighran kick

Hull with some tough carries coming today.

Swift blocks May’s bruise

A tight and tense battle so far. Ruck is really slow.

Clifford kicked Shaul

There is contact with the fullback but the play is waved off. The Catalans are alive again.

Catalans now have another error

A fun game time. Hull need to find a footing now. They came back with the ball in the Catalans’ half.

Hull error

Tuimavave’s offload makes contact. The center is not in sync with his winger there.

Catalans error

Hull with a scrum at half play. The Catalans are slowing it down again.

Catalans goal

Mourgue converted from the sideline. 0-6

Try the Catalans

Sam Tomkins’ kick was perfect and Tom Johnstone grounded the ball in-goal. 0-4

A messy play from Hull

They completed the set but the attack was a little out of order. The Catalans survive and get fined.

Set to restart

Catalans who want to slow Hull down. Home side with full set now. 10 out.

Hull penalty

The kick off of the Catalans was completely out. Hull on the attack. 30 out.

Kick Off

The Catalans will continue the game.

We are ready to go to MKM Stadium

Doing his thing

Ben Rainey on the decks.

Photo: Hull FC

Ewan Dowes delivers the match ball today

The former prop won the Challenge Cup with Hull FC in 2005.

Hull FC’s Garreth Carvell, Jamie Thackray and Ewan Dowes lift the Challenge Cup after beating Leeds Rhinos 25-24 in 2005

Ben Rainey on set

Local DJ amps up the atmosphere with 90s tunes.

A milestone for Adam Swift

The winger is making his 200th career appearance today.

A big game ahead for Joe Lovodua

He starts in the back row.

Hull FC’s Joe Lovodua #14 arrives at The MKM Stadium ahead of the Betfred Super League Round 17 Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons at the MKM Stadium, Hull, United Kingdom, 1st July 2023 (Photo by James Heaton/News Images)

The warm up begins

Hull in the hoops as before. Catalans in red.

Ligi Sao is ready for another big game

“What we do is all based on hard work. That’s life in general, isn’t it? That’s what it’s all about. The other stuff all falls into place if you work hard and you enjoy what you’re doing.”

Hull FC’s Ligi Sao #8 arrives at The MKM Stadium ahead of Betfred Super League Round 17 Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons at MKM Stadium, Hull, United Kingdom, 1st July 2023 (Photo by James Heaton/News Images)

Only half an hour

Jake Clifford kicked the sun.

The birthday boy at home

Jamie Shaul’s 31st birthday today.

Jamie Shaul #29 of Hull FC arrives at The MKM Stadium ahead of Betfred Super League Round 17 Hull FC vs Catalans Dragons at MKM Stadium, Hull, United Kingdom, 1st July 2023 (Photo by James Heaton/News Images)

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