Hull FC and Huddersfield have both announced their 21-man squads for Friday night’s round 11 clash at KCOM Stadium (KO 7:45pm).
The Black and Whites gave everyone a glimpse of their devastating best last week, demolishing Leigh 64-22 to earn their third win from their last four Super League games.
The Giants returned to action last week after a two-week break for COVID-related reasons, losing 9-8 in a cagey tie against Salford which left them ninth in the table.
FC are forced to make three changes, with Jake Connor, Chris Satae and Andre Savelio called up by the Combined Nations All-Stars to face England. In their place, Joe Cator and Cameron Scott return from respective calf and shoulder injuries, while Jack Logan is named after joining on a short-term loan from Batley. Carlos Tuimavave (hamstring), Josh Bowden (foot), Josh Griffin (achilles), Scott Taylor (foot), Masi Matongo (knee) and Jamie Shaul (ACL) remain unavailable.
18-man squad: 2 Bureta Faraimo, 5 Mahe Fonua, 6 Josh Reynolds, 7 Marc Sneyd, 9 Danny Houghton, 12 Manu Ma’u, 13 Ligi Sao, 14 Jordan Johnstone, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Lane, 17 Brad Fash, 19 Ben McNamara, 20 Jack Brown, 21 Adam Swift, 23 Connor Wynne, 24 Cameron Scott, 27 Mitieli Vulikijapani, 30 Jack Logan.
Huddersfield were only able to name 13 players initially, with six additions made before Friday – Darnell McIntosh, Matty English, Jack Ashworth, James Cunningham, Oliver Russell and young Will Pryce, son of former Great Britain utility Leon. Jermaine McGillvary, Ricky Leutele, Luke Yates, Aidan Sezer and Kenny Edwards are set to be involved in Friday’s All-Stars game, while Adam O’Brien, Michael Lawrence, Jack Cogger and Joe Wardle are also unavailable.
19-man squad: 1 Ashton Golding, 3 Jake Wardle, 5 Darnell McIntosh, 6 Lee Gaskell, 13 Josh Jones, 14 Matty English, 15 Joe Greenwood, 18 Jack Ashworth, 19 James Cunningham, 20 Oliver Wilson, 21 Leroy Cudjoe, 22 James Gavet, 23 Oliver Russell, 24 Louis Senior, 25 Owen Trout, 26 Sam Hewitt, 29 Ronan Michael, 31 Olly Ashall-Bott, 32 Will Pryce.