Hull FC and Huddersfield have both announced their 21-man squads for Tuesday evening’s Super League fixture at the Halliwell Jones Stadium (KO 5:30pm).
The Black and Whites will be hoping to enter the game with slightly more preparation than last week, after the were called upon to face Leeds with less than 24 hours notice, after Castleford dropped out due to Covid-19 complications.
Andy Last’s weakened team put in a respectable performance given the circumstances but fell to a 40-22 defeat.
Giants interim head coach Luke Robinson suffered his first loss since taking the reigns at the club, going down 24-16 to Salford after a previous three straight wins.
Five big names return for Hull, who name a much-strengthened side. Jamie Shaul, Ratu Naulago, Danny Houghton, Joe Cator and Masi Matongo are all back, replacing young trio Connor Wynne, Charlie Patterson-Lund and Jude Ferreira. The likes of Scott Taylor, Adam Swift, Josh Jones, Albert Kelly and Manu Ma’u are 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, 13 Ligi Sao, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Johnstone, 19 Masi Matongo, 20 Brad Fash, 22 Josh Bowden, 23 Andre Savelio, 24 Mahe Fonua, 28 Lewis Bienek, 30 Jack Brown, 31 Cameron Scott, 33 Ratu Naulago, 35 Ben McNamara.
Luke Robinson makes two changes to his squad, with youngsters Owen Trout and Dom Young dropping out. Utility back Jordan Turner returns, while young forward Robson Stevens is drafted in and could make his senior debut.
21-man squad: 1 Ashton Golding, 2 Jermaine McGillvary, 3 Jake Wardle, 4 Jordan Turner, 5 Darnell McIntosh, 6 Lee Gaskell, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 James Gavet, 10 Suaia Matagi, 11 Kenny Edwards, 12 Joe Wardle, 13 Michael Lawrence, 14 Matty English, 21 Leroy Cudjoe, 22 Tom Holmes, 23 Oliver Russell, 24 Louis Senior, 26 Sam Hewitt, 34 Chris McQueen, 35 Robson Stevens, 37 Brandon Moore.