Match Preview: Hull FC (H)

The Saints are back home on Friday night at the Totally Wicked Stadium for Betfred Super League action against Hull FC, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm!

The Black & Whites are coming to town under their new Head Coach Tony Smith, with big signings in the form of Tex Hoy, Jake Clifford and Brad Dwyer.

After two narrow and late losses in the last two rounds, the Saints will be out to give supporters a good performance and get the result against Hull FC who are also looking to bounce back after losses to Catalans Dragons and Salford Red Devils.


The quickest and easiest method of securing your spot at the Totally Wicked Stadium is by purchasing your ticket online by visiting You can secure a digital or ‘Print at Home’ ticket which would not require you to visit the Ticket Office.

Fans can visit the Ticket Office during opening hours, or contact us by calling 01744 455 052.

Ticket Office Opening Times

  • Monday to Friday – 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday – 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday – Closed
  • Match days subject to change

The quickest and easiest method of securing your spot at the Totally Wicked Stadium is by purchasing your ticket online by visiting You can secure a digital or ‘Print at Home’ ticket which would not require you to visit the Ticket Office.

Fans can visit the Ticket Office during opening hours, or contact us by calling 01744 455 052.

Totally Wicked North Stand & South Stand

  • Adults – from £27 – Concessions – from £20
  • Young Adults (19-21) – from £20 – Youth (17-18) – from £16 – Junior (5-16) – from £10

West Stand & East Stand

  • Adults – £24 – Concessions – £17
  • Young Adults (19-21) – £17 – Youth (17-18) – £14 – Junior (5-16) – £10

SBW Law Family Stands

  • Adults – £24 – Concessions – £17
  • Young Adults (19-21) – £17 – Youth (17-18) – £14 – Junior (5-16) – £10


Find out much more about what there is to eat and drink by clicking here or on the map below.


Paul Wellens welcomes back into his squad declaration back-rower Curtis Sironen after serving his one-match penalty notice. Lewis Baxter moves out of the 21-man team, but Wesley Bruines stays in and if selected will make his senior competitive debut for the Saints.

Tony Smith has made just one change to the Hull FC squad he named for their defeat to Salford last Saturday, with Harvey Barron replacing Jamie Shaul. The Black & Whites will have their new recruits Tex Hoy, Jake Clifford and Brad Dwyer in their ranks, alongside stalwarts Danny Houghton and Scott Taylor.

Hull FC’s full 21-man squad: 1. Tex Hoy, 2 Adam Swift, 5. Darnell McIntosh, 7. Jake Clifford, 8. Ligi Sao, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Chris Satae, 11. Andre Savelio, 12. Jordan Lane, 13. Brad Fash, 14. Joe Lovodua, 15. Joe Cator, 16. Kane Evans, 17. Cam Scott, 20. Jack Brown, 23. Josh Griffin, 25. Davy Litten, 26. Harvey Barron, 27. Will Gardiner, 30. Scott Taylor, 33. Brad Dwyer


The Saints boss is well aware of the quality of player in the Airlie Birds squad so is not paying attention to their result against the Red Devils last week, and discusses how veteran coach Tony Smith will likely to play his team.

See Paul Wellens’ full preview as a Saints TV subscriber.


The Black & Whites are not just out to stop their two-game losing run, but a 14 game run against St Helens, six of which have come at the home of the Red V.

Hull FC are now under the charge of Tony Smith, who was crossed over from Hull KR to their inner-city rivals and will be looking turn their fortunes around. A dismal second half of the season saw Brett Hodgson relieved of his duties at the end of the year.

Their squad has been bolstered by key spine additions such as fullback Tex Hoy, as well as two half-back options in Jake Clifford and Jake Trueman, but the later of which is working on his rehab of an injury.

St Helens and Hull FC faced each other on three occasions last season, with the Saints winning all three meetings, two away, one at home, the last at the MKM Stadium back in August was a 6-60 demolition job by the men in the Red V.

Last 10 meetings

Hull FC 6, St Helens 60 (SLR23, 14/8/22)
St Helens 24, Hull FC 10 (SLR12, 13/5/22)
Hull FC 6, St Helens 38 (SLR2, 19/2/22)
Hull FC 10, St Helens 42 (SLR17, 2/8/21)
Hull FC 18, St Helens 33 (CCSF, 5/6/21) (at Leigh Sports Village)
St Helens 34, Hull FC 16 (SLR8, 28/5/21)
Hull FC 18, St Helens 32 (SLR3, 16/2/20)
Hull FC 6, St Helens 22 (SLR29, 13/9/19)
Hull FC 12, St Helens 40 (SLR21, 5/7/19)
St Helens 62, Hull FC 16 (SLR12, 22/4/19)

Super League summary

St Helens have won 41 matches against Hull FC (including wins in 2006 Grand Final & 2001 and 2006 play-offs), whilst Hull FC have won on 17 occasions, and the two clubs have shared the points 3 times with draws.

St Helens highest score against the Black & Whites came in 1999 at home, winning 74-16, which is also the widest margin of victory.


Saints will be wearing the hugely popular 2023 Home Kit, which features our 150th year crest, along with an old-school, traditional Red-V.

You can get yours online by visiting


Saints’ #1 discusses the team wanting to get back to winning ways and wanting to put on a good show for the fans at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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St Helens and Hull FC continue to honour the legacy of the late great Steve Prescott MBE, with Friday night’s match as the first leg of the Steve Prescott Cup.

The annual contest between the Saints and the Black & Whites is played over the regular season meetings between the two sides, with the team who has the highest aggregate score across the home and away fixtures winning the trophy.

A legendary player, Steve served St Helens with distinction as an attacking, elusive fullback who was full of pace. Making 117 appearances in the Red V, scoring 52 tries and kicking 66 goals, Prescott was an integral part of the team that won the 1996 Super League title and back-to-back Wembley victories in 1996 and 1997.

Following the Challenge Cup double, in 1998 he would go on to join Hull FC where across two spells he would play 107 times in the Black & White, scoring 56 tries and 197 goals. A knee injury, unfortunately, cut short his playing career in 2003.

Determined to come out fighting and showing all the characteristics he did as a player, Steve set up The Steve Prescott Foundation to raise funds for The Christie Hospital in Manchester where he himself was treated, and the Rugby League Benevolent Fund which supports former players in need.

Astonishingly, whilst terminally ill, Prescott set about raising funds through a series of extraordinary challenges with the rugby league community showing their support. For all of his simply incredible efforts, Steve was awarded an MBE for his services to rugby league and charity in 2010.

The Foundation shortly after Steve’s passing in late 2013 announced in early 2014 that it had raised over £500,000 for the two causes very close to Steve’s heart. The SPF has continued to fundraise with their total now standing over £1.7 million.


Saints will be covering the match in full across our live Match Centre where you can find out the team news, follow live game updates, get behind the scenes photos and catch up on all the stories of the game.

Our club social media accounts will also keep supporters updated. Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Highlights and the full match replay will be available for Saints TV subscribers.


The Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium has everything you need to kit yourself out including our 2023 Home and Away replica kits!

2023 Members can use their discount and get 10% off all Hats, Caps, Scarves and Gloves!



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