Hull FC v Wigan: Squads Announced

Hull FC and Wigan have both announced their 21-man squads for Saturday evening’s Challenge Cup quarter final fixture at the AJ Bell Stadium (KO 5:00pm).

Hull defeated Castleford 29-16 in Round 6 to reach this stage, while the Warriors were one of six Super League teams to receive a bye following the withdrawal of the five Championship and League 1 sides still involved, and Toronto.

Hull FC

Andy Last makes five changes to his side, with the surprise early return of Marc Sneyd the headline inclusion. Sneyd suffered a lateral ligament injury against Huddersfield at the end of August and was expected to be out for two months, but has returned in a matter of weeks. Jamie Shaul, however, is unavailable having failed a HIA last week, while Ratu Naulago, Albert Kelly (both hamstring), Adam Swift and Kieran Buchanan (both back) both drop out through injury.

21-man squad: 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, 15 Joe Cator, 16 Jordan Johnstone, 19 Masi Matongo, 20 Brad Fash, 21 Jordan Lane, 23 Andre Savelio, 24 Mahe Fonua, 25 Connor Wynne, 29 Gareth Ellis, 30 Jack Brown, 31 Cameron Scott, 35 Ben McNamara.

Wigan Warriors

Prop forwards George Burgess and Joe Bullock drop out of Adrian Lam’s squad after picking up injuries last week. They’re replaced by young pair Harry Rushton, who has agreed a move to the NRL for next season, and Amir Bourouh. Ben Flower and Morgan Smithies both remain unavailable due to suspension.

21-man squad: 1 Zak Hardaker, 4 Oliver Gildart, 5 Joe Burgess, 6 Bevan French, 7 Thomas Leuluai, 9 Sam Powell, 11 Willie Isa, 12 Liam Farrell, 13 Sean O’Loughlin, 15 Joe Greenwood, 17 Ollie Partington, 21 Dom Manfredi, 22 Mitch Clark, 23 Jake Bibby, 28 Harry Smith, 29 Jack Wells, 30 Ethan Havard, 31 Jackson Hastings, 32 Amir Bourouh, 33 Joe Shorrocks, 37 Harry Rushton.