Super League club unable to name full squad

After a defeat to Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC were out of the play off picture and this week they will take on Huddersfield Giants this week who have also been forced out of the play offs too by Leigh Leopards.

Tont Smith has made two changes to the squad that was announced in advance last week’s fixture against Castleford, with Jake Clifford returning to the side having served his one-match suspension. Young winger Lewis Martin also comes into the squad.

The pair replace Carlos Tuimavave, who sits out due to head injury protocols having failed his assessment during the Castleford game, and young forward Zach Jebson.

Jake Trueman (Achilles), Ligi Sao (knee), Ben McNamara (hand), and Mitieli Vulikijapani (knee) remain sidelined for Hull.

“Yeah, he’s good. He should be okay. He should be okay for this week. He’s trained so far, so yeah, it’ll be good to have Suttie back. So, yeah, that’s a plus for us.

Smith spoke about the injury situation lately on BBC Radio Humberside:

“On the negative side of it, he’ll take the place of Carlos. There was a bit of a mix of information last week about Carlos. We thought he was tightening up in his hamstring but it was actually a head injury that he wasn’t quite right.

“He’s had to go through all the protocols of this week which makes him not available for the game for this week. So it’s unfortunate that he won’t be there.

“So yeah, Sutcliffe back in but Tuimavave out.

“We’ve got Jake Clifford back available for us this week so that will be a boost for us. I can’t recall anything else that’s of concern injury wise from the Cas game.

“Whether Tex goes half or fullback or on the bench, you know, all those things are doable. We’ll try and come up with what’s best for the team on the day.”

Despite this, the Giants maybe are in a worse spot only being able to name a 20 man squad for the fixture.

They have been able to name the likes of Theo Fages however who is leaving the club at the end of the year.