Hull FC v Castleford: Squads Announced

Hull FC and Castleford Tigers have both announced their 21-man squads for Sunday afternoon’s Super League fixture at the KCOM Stadium (KO 3:00pm).

The game was due to take place in August but was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Black and Whites’ camp.

It’s will be the first time FC have returned to their home ground since before lockdown and is the second of a hectic three games in nine days for Andy Last’s side.

The Tigers, meanwhile, return to action for the first time in two weeks after their squad was depleted so much by three positive coronavirus results, that their game against Leeds had to be postponed.

Their last action, fittingly, was against FC, where they lost 32-28 at The Jungle.

Hull FC

Albert Kelly and Manu Ma’u are recalled after recovering from a hamstring injury and illness respectively. They replace Lewis Bienek and young gun Ben McNamara, who has impressed in recent weeks. The likes of Adam Swift, Gareth Ellis, Josh Jones and Scott Taylor are all still unavailable.

21-man squad: 1 Jamie Shaul, 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 4 Josh Griffin, 6 Jake Connor, 7 Marc Sneyd, 9 Danny Houghton, 10 Tevita Satae, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 14 Albert Kelly, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Johnstone, 19 Masi Matongo, 20 Brad Fash, 22 Josh Bowden, 23 Andre Savelio, 24 Mahe Fonua, 30 Jack Brown, 31 Cameron Scott, 33 Ratu Naulago.

Castleford Tigers

Danny Richardson, Jake Trueman and Jesse Sene-Lefao all return for Daryl Powell’s side, having benefitted from their two-week break after the reshuffled fixtures. Youngsters Brad Graham, Bailey Hodgson and Brad Martin are also included and could make their Super League debuts.

21-man squad: 4 Michael Shenton, 6 Jake Trueman, 7 Danny Richardson, 9 Paul McShane, 10 Grant Millington, 12 Mike McMeeken, 13 Adam Milner, 14 Nathan Massey, 15 Jesse Sene-Lefao, 17 Alex Foster, 18 Cheyse Blair, 20 Junior Moors, 22 Jacques O’Neill, 23 Matt Cook, 24 Tyla Hepi, 27 Lewis Peachey, 28 Brad Graham, 31 Brad Martin, 33 Bailey Hodgson, 34 Gareth O’Brien, 35 Jack Sanderson.