Sheffield Eagles vs Hull FC: Kick-off time and team news as star signings set to debut but big names absent

Hull FC take on Sheffield Eagles today in Tony Smith’s first game in charge as Hull FC boss after leaving Hull KR last year.

It will be a special occasion as the club’s meet in a triple header with the wheelchair teams and women’s teams also doing battle.

Meanwhile, the Black and Whites will give debuts to three new signings.

Hull FC defeated the Black and Whites 58-12 last season in the Challenge Cup.

Kick-off time

The game kicks off at 15:00 today. There is no OurLeague coverage of the fixture sadly.

Team News

For Hull FC, Tex Hoy will debut at full-back whilst Jake Clifford features in the seven shirt, however he won’t have his playing partner Jake Trueman who was also a new face at the KCOM with Trueman carrying an injury.

Newly named captain, Carlos Tuimavave, doesn’t feature so it’s unclear who will skipper the side although it could be either veteran Danny Houghton and Chris Satae who both feature.

Joe Cator makes a welcome return from injury for the Airlie Birds whilst the man who swept up at the end-of-season awards, Brad Fash, also features.

New signing from Leeds Rhinos, Brad Dwyer features, but his counterpart Liam Sutcliffe does not.

The squad was announced via the team’s Twitter.

Sheffield Eagles meanwhile will be without their captain Anthony Thackeray.

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