Jake Connor faces Hull FC move as Brett Hodgson brings in new signing

Jake Connor will not be playing in either the halves or at fullback for Hull FC in this evening’s game against Toulouse Olympique.

Instead, the maverick has been handed the centre role with Will Smith coming in to make his debut in the halves for the Black and Whites.

Brett Hodgson has made three changes to the side that lined up against Castleford Tigers last weekend, with new recruit Will Smith making his debut, starting in the halves alongside Luke Gale, with fellow playmaker Jake Connor moving to centre.

Meanwhile, young winger Harvey Barron is also in line to make his senior debut, being named on the bench.

Young forward Matty Laidlaw also comes into the side, with Connor Wynne and Ligi Sao both dropping out through suspension. Joe Lovodua also drops out through illness.

Chris Satae (ankle), Josh Griffin (quad), Adam Swift (leg), Manu Ma’u (hamstring), Ben McNamara (back), and Cameron Scott (groin) remain on the sidelines, as well as long-term absentees Carlos Tuimavave (Achilles), Andre Savelio (knee) and Joe Cator (Achilles).

This is how Hull line up:

36 – Jack Walker

5 – Darnell McIntosh

1 – Jake Connor

25 – Mitieli Vulikijapani

37 – Josh Simm

40 – Will Smith

7 – Luke Gale

16 – Kane Evans

9 – Danny Houghton

30 – Scott Taylor

13 – Jordan Lane

38 – Ellis Longstaff

17 – Brad Fash

Interchange:

20 – Jack Brown

21 – Jordan Johnstone

32 – Harvey Barron

35 – Matty Laidlaw

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