On a day where there are four all-Super League clashes, Wakefield Trinity host Hull FC at Belle Vue as both Mark Applegarth and Tony Smith prepare for their Super League debuts after taking over in the winter.
Two clubs hopeful for a big 2023 after difficult 2022 Super League campaigns.
Thus, it should be an interesting game and here is everything you need to know about the game:
The game kicks off at Belle Vue at 14:00. There is no coverage on the OurLeague app.
Mark Applegarth has been much more experimental with his side than other coaches this weekend.
Most coaches are naming sides which reflect their squad numbers 1-13 or near enough which is what Applegarth has been doing in his other friendlies but today there are some changes with Corey Hall starting at fullback, Samisoni Langi joining Morgan Smith in the halves and some young players getting a chance.
Tony Smith has now named his team as well providing a hint for how they could line up for Round One in the absence of star signing Jake Trueman.
Smith has new signings in his spine with Brad Dwyer starting at nine, Tex Hoy and Jake Clifford at one and seven.
Cameron Scott is joined by debutant Liam Sutcliffe in the centres as Darnell McIntosh starts on the wing with Adam Swift with new skipper Carlos Tuimavave absent,
Ben McNamara seems to be the player that Smith will trust to replace Trueman in the halves as Chris Satae and Scott Taylor start at prop with Josh Griffin getting the nod at second row alongside Joran Lane.
New number 13 Brad Fash starts at loose-forward with Joe Lovodua on the bench.
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— Hull FC (@hullfcofficial) February 5, 2023