Match Preview: Hull FC (H)

The Saints host Hull FC at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, 19th April with kick-off scheduled for 8pm.


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.

Find out more about our stands, ticket prices and Ticket Office hours by clicking here.


Saints Head Coach Paul Wellens makes three changes to the last squad that was declared with; Mark Percival back available for selection following head injury protocols, Matty Lees returns too after serving a two-match suspension, and Sam Royle also steps into the 21-man side as well.

Click or tap on the image below to read more about our Round Eight squad news.

Hull FC’s 21-man squad vs St.Helens

2. Liam Tindall, 4. Liam Sutcliffe, 5. Darnell McIntosh, 8. Herman Ese’ese, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Franklie Pele, 11. Jayden Okunbor, 14. Joe Cator, 15. Jordan Lane, 17. Cam Scott, 19. Morgan Smith, 21. Will Gardiner, 23. Davy Litten, 26. Lewis Martin, 27. Zach Jebson, 28. Denive Balmforth, 30. Matty Laidlaw, 33. Macca Harman, 35. Jeylan Hodgson, 37. Logan Moy, 40. Jack Charles.


Members of our non-playing First Team Saints will be out on the concourse in the home sections of the Totally Wicked Stadium on game night!

We encourage fans to be around the concourses around 7:15pm as the players make their rounds!


One lucky Saints 2024 Member at half time on Friday will get the chance to win x2 return flights to Paris thanks to PLAY*!

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With the eyes of all the Saints faithful in the West Stand watching, the contesting Member will get three attempts to hit the crossbar from the 20m line.

As a Club are thrilled to be working with Merseyside’s airport! *T&C’s apply.



Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants – 8pm
Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers – 8pm


London Broncos vs Salford Red Devils – 3pm
Warrington Wolves vs Leigh Leopards – 3pm
Catalans Dragons vs Hull FC – 5:30pm (UK)

Take a look at how the Betfred Super League table looks ahead of Round 8 by clicking here.


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.

Fans can tune in and watch the match live on Sky Sports (Mix) or on SuperLeague+.

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

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


Last ten meetings:

St Helens 30, Hull FC 12 (SLR27 22/9/23)
Hull FC 34, St Helens 6 (SLR16, 22/6/23)
Hull FC 18, St Helens 32 (CCQF, 17/6/23)
St Helens 20, Hull FC 12 (SLR5, 17/3/23)
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)

Super League summary

The Saints have a strong lead in the head-to-head standings against Hull FC. The two have met in the top-flight 64 times with the Red V winning 43 matches, whilst the Black & Whites have won 18 times, with three draws. St. Helens also have secured wins over Hull FC in the 2006 Grand Final, as well as in the 2001 and 2006 Play-Offs.

The highest St. Helens winning score in Super League over Hull FC came in 1999, 74-16, which is also the widest margin of victory over the Humberside team.


The Saints boss talks about wanting to bounce back after our team exited the Challenge Cup on Sunday afternoon with an uncharacteristic performance at home against Warrington Wolves.

Saints TV subscribers can watch the full Coach Preview with Paul Wellens!


Find out much more about what there is to eat and drink at the Totally Wicked Stadium on gameday by clicking here!

Why not try the Saints’ new Cottoms Chicken Balti pie? 👀

Cottom’s mobile pie van will be in-situ in the Totally Wicked North Stand, serving a selection of their very best pies, including that brand-new Balti pie!

ABK Beer – the Official Beer of Rugby League – will be a new draught beer available in the RedV Bar and in the Southwest corner of the stadium, close to the Tom Van Vollenhoven mural!


Tom Grant will be the referee for Friday night’s fixture, and he will be supported by Touch Judges Neil Horton and Gareth Jones and as with all Super League fixtures in 2024 there will also be the Video Referee Liam Moore at Rugby League’s new remote refereeing base.


One of the many benefits for our 2024 Members is a special monthly offer with the Saints Superstore!

This month’s offer allows you to access 10% off all Training Accessories such as Headguards, Balls, Bottles and Bags.

The Saints Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium will be open from 12:30pm on Sunday for game day.


At just 20 years of age, George is a young member of the squad, but as he has for his whole Saints career, he is playing like a seasoned professional. He isn’t looking past the next game though, and knows that there is competition for places across the team, saying he’s just happy whenever he can get some game time.

Watch the full player preview with Saint George on Saints TV!


St.Helens R.F.C. want to ensure that everyone who comes to enjoy game days at the Totally Wicked Stadium can do so in a safe and friendly environment!

The Club would like to reiterate to supporters that it operates a zero-tolerance approach to any anti-social behaviour, at both our own home ground and when visiting other clubs’ stadiums. Misbehaviours that will not be tolerated include, but are not limited to; physical or verbal abuse, violent conduct, missile throwing, excessive alcohol misuse, and any drug misuse.

Furthermore, the use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited under both rugby and football ground regulations. They can cause serious injuries to those who carry them as well as fellow spectators, as well as damage to surfaces such as the playing pitch which can cost clubs thousands of pounds.

The Club during recent seasons has taken preventative actions for home fixtures, with additional stewarding and ‘sniffer’ dog patrols around the stadium. Supporters may encounter these dog patrols when approaching the stadium.

St.Helens would also like to encourage parents/guardians of children coming to the ground to ensure they are always aware of what their child is doing and where in the stadium they are at all times.


The Saints’ 24 Home Kit will be worn on Friday night against Hull FC!

Our traditional white shirt with a Red Vee is a sharper, modern look, with watermark shard designs whilst the ‘V’ itself is a subtle two-tone design, a feature never before seen on a St.Helens shirt.

Get your 24 Home Kit online by visiting!


It’s been a busy season so far for the Black & Whites and we’re only eight rounds into the league campaign.

The past two weeks have seen some big changes at the MKM Stadium with Head Coach Tony Smith parting ways with the club after 18 months in charge. The task of finding the new person to steer their First Team around has landed with their new Director of Rugby, Richie Myler.

Signed to feature of for York Knights this season, Myler has called time on his playing career following an elbow injury which required surgery and was expected to keep him out long term. The 33-year old’s appointment has certainly raised eyebrows as the Airlie Birds look to salvage their early season and compete in the league, but also look to the future.

Simon Grix and Francis Cummins are in interim charge of the team and will likely bring a new energy to the Hull FC player after their worst start to a season in 25 years. Tex Hoy and Nu Brown have been two high profile exits in the last fortnight too, combined with recent disciplinary issues and injuries, some aspiring young First Teamers for FC could get their chance to shine.

The Black & Whites only hold one victory to their name in 2024 against London Broncos who currently prop up the league standings. On the back of a number of big changes and with points to prove for a number of their players, they will come highly motivated to the Totally Wicked Stadium.


  • Lewis Martin – the young winger made his debut in the last meeting between Saints and Hull and scored an impressive try from distance
  • Herman Ese’ese – joining from the NRL side Dolphins, he is a ‘big bopper’ with big runs and strong defence, adding good experience to the team too with New Zealand and Samoa international appearances on his record too
  • Liam Sutcliffe – the ex-Leeds man has proven himself as a highly versatile performer but is at his best when at centre and on the attack can finish or set up scores well


Should Sione Mata’utia or Konrad Hurrell feature on Friday night, they would rack up personal milestones!

For Cee it would be his 200th career match, having played 71 times for Saints, making 124 appearances for Newcastle Knights and four international matches, 1 for Samoa in 2017 and 3 for Australia in 2014.

If Koni plays on Friday it would be his 100th Super League appearance having played 47 times for the Red V and 52 for Leeds Rhinos.


Following this Friday’s game the attention will then turn to next Thursday as St.Helens host Huddersfield Giants.

Tickets for that fixture are on sale now at

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