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Hull FC forces to recall loanee and make seven changes due to injury crisis

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Warrington Wolves will play their first Super League game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium under Sam Burgess on Friday night with an injury-riddled Hull FC the visitors.

Both sides got off to losing starts in Round One with Hull FC nilled by their rivals Hull KR in a game that has seen them cop three suspensions.

Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves played in France against Catalans Dragons but feel short as 16-10 losers despite having a man advantage for half an hour in the second half.

Warrington had led just minutes before half-time but Jordan Abdull capitalised on a mix-up between Matt Dufty and young Arron Lindop to put the Dragons in front and they never ceded that lead.

As for Hull FC it was just a nightmare start with Niall Evalds opening the scoring after five minutes and KR then going on to comfortably win as they scored five tries and saw two FC players sent off.

It could have been an even greater loss had Peta Hiku brought his kicking boots with the new Hull KR full-back missing four of his five kicks.

Hull FC forced into seven changes due to injury

Hull FC captain Danny Houghton

Tony Smith revealed yesterday that the club had 13 senior players absent through either injury or suspension and as such he’s had to shuffle the deck with his team selection.

That’s seen seven new faces in the 21-man squad named to face Warrington Wolves with Hull FC even having to recall one of their young starlets from his loan deal at York.

Harvey Barron, Denive Balmforth, Matty Laidlaw, Jeylan Hodgson, Lennon Bursell and Macca Harman have all been called into the squad with Charlie Severs recalled from his loan at Championship side York Knights.

Those seven youngsters replace the banned Herman Ese’ese, Franklin Pele and Ligi Sao whilst Danny Houghton (HIA), Joe Cator (Hamstring) and Cam Scott (Calf) all drop out. Zach Jebson has also dropped out.

It leaves Smith with a relatively inexperienced side particularly given that senior players such as Liam Tindall (Tumb), Carlos Tuimavave (Calf), and Brad Fash (Ankle) also miss out as they did in Round One.

Liam Sutcliffe is named after pulling out in the warm-up due to illness last week.

Hull FC 21-Man Squad

The full 21-man squad can be found below:

1 – Tex Hoy
4 – Liam Sutcliffe
5 – Darnell McIntosh
7 – Fa’amanu Brown
11 – Jayden Okunbor
15 – Jordan Lane
16 – Jack Ashworth
19 – Morgan Smith
20 – Jack Brown
21 – Will Gardiner
23 – Davy Litten
24 – Nick Staveley
25 – Harvey Barron
26 – Lewis Martin
28 – Denive Balmforth
29 – Charlie Severs
30 – Matty Laidlaw
31 – Jack Walker
33 – Macca Harman
35 – Jeylan Hodgson
38 – Lennon Bursell

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  1. Nick

    February 22, 2024 at 11:34 pm

    Good luck lads just show what you can do it’s your time to shine and play your hearts out as fans that’s all we ask who ever is picked coyh

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