Jake Connor to play for Hull FC despite broken hand

Jake Connor has been named in Hull FC’s 17-man squad for this afternoon’s clash with Wakefield Trinity, despite initially being ruled out with a broken hand.

Connor fractured his hand in Hull FC’s clash against Leeds Rhinos in Tom Briscoe’s testimonial and head coach Brett Hodgson had originally planned a comeback for a few rounds later, but the England international will take his fullback spot.

Jamie Shaul would have been hoping for a spot at fullback following Connor’s absence after spending most of pre-season training on the wing, but Shaul has been left out altogether with Connor Wynne coming into the centre for Carlos Tuimavave.

Wakefield Trinity
1 Max Jowitt
2 Tom Johnstone
30 Corey Hall
4 Reece Lyne
5 Tom Lineham
17 Lee Gaskell
6 Jacob Miller
10 Tinirau Arona
9 Liam Hood
35 David Fifita
11 Matty Ashurst
13 Jay Pitts
14 Jordy Crowther
Substitutes
8 Eddie Battye
12 Kelepi Tanginoa
16 James Batchelor
19 Liam Kay

Hull FC
1 Jake Connor
2 Adam Swift
23 Connor Wynne
4 Josh Griffin
5 Darnell McIntosh
6 Josh Reynolds
7 Luke Gale
8 Ligi Sao
9 Danny Houghton
17 Brad Fash
13 Jordan Lane
11 Andre Savelio
21 Jordan Johnstone
Substitutes
10 Chris Satae
14 Joe Lovodua
20 Jack Brown
28 Aidan Burrell

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