Hull FC and Leigh have both announced their 21-man squads for Sunday afternoon’s round 14 clash at MKM Stadium (KO 1:30pm).
FC are set for their first action in two weeks after COVID-19 outbreaks saw their clashes with Salford and cross-city rivals Hull KR postponed.
Before that, they were on a three-game winning run, including a 64-22 victory over Leigh last month.
The Centurions, meanwhile, have lost all 12 of their games this season, most recently a 48-18 defeat against Leeds.
The Black and Whites’ side has been blighted by COVID-19, with three positive cases and four other players stood down by track and trace, while head coach Brett Hodgson is also self-isolating as is set to miss the game. The squad itself sees three changes, with Bureta Faraimo, Josh Reynolds and Connor Wynne replaced by Carlos Tuimavave, Andre Savelio and Jude Ferreira. Jake Connor (jaw, knee), Josh Bowden (foot), Josh Griffin (achilles), Scott Taylor (foot), Masi Matongo (knee), Jamie Shaul (ACL) all remain unavailable through injury.
18-man squad: 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 5 Mahe Fonua, 7 Marc Sneyd, 9 Danny Houghton, 11 Andre Savelio, 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, 24 Cameron Scott, 26 Jude Ferreira, 27 Mitieli Vulikijapani, 30 Jack Logan.
Leigh have brought in reinforcements in the shape of props Rob Butler and Jack Ashworth on loan from Warrington and Huddersfield respectively, who both go straight into the squad. Jamie Ellis and Brendan Elliot also return. Nathaniel Peteru and Nathan Peats drop out ahead of their expected moves to the Giants, as do Ryan Brierley (eye), Lewis Tierney and James Bell (suspended). There’s still no Ben Reynolds (knee), Ben Flower (hamstring), Blake Wallace (head) or Tyrone McCarthy.
19-man squad: 2 Matty Russell, 3 Iain Thornley, 4 Junior Sa’u, 7 Joe Mellor, 9 Liam Hood, 10 Mark Ioane, 11 Ben Hellewell, 12 Jordan Thompson, 14 Matty Wildie, 15 Alex Gerrard, 17 Jamie Ellis, 18 Matty Gee, 19 Nathan Mason, 20 Adam Sidlow, 22 Craig Mullen, 24 Keanan Brand, 25 Brendan Elliot, 33 Rob Butler, 34 Jack Ashworth.