After naming a close to full strength side in last weeks defeat to league leaders St Helen’s Hull FC head coach Lee Radford is forced to make changes for this week’s visit of the London Bronco’s as at least two of his stars are back on the treatment table.
Influential stand off Albert Kelly, who has been in fine form recently for the Arlie Birds will miss out with a hamstring issue, while former St Helen’s, Warrington and Brisbane Bronco’s back rower Andre Savelio has a foot injury.
This means a recall for centre Kieran Buchanan and experienced back rower Dean Hadley, while former Great Britian international Gareth Ellis (pictured) retains his place in the squad despite having a number of stitches in a serious head wound last weekend.
The visitors, who currently sit bottom of the Super league on points difference after last week’s sizable defeat at home to Warrington, will have Sam Davis and Matty Fleming back in contention after the pair missed the game against the Wire.
They replace Warrington loane Morgan Smith and the much travelled prop forward Olsi Krasniqi in Danny Ward’s 19 man squad.
The Bronco’s need to get back to winning ways if they are to have any chance of staying in Super league for more than the single season. However, with the relegation battle so close and Huddersfield Giants, Leeds Rhino’s and Hull Kingston Rovers all within a few points of each other ever win counts.
Hull FC 19-man squad: 1 Jamie Shaul, 2 Bureta Faraimo, 3 Carlos Tuimavave, 4 Josh Griffin, 7 Marc Sneyd, 8 Scott Taylor, 9 Danny Houghton, 10 Josh Bowden, 11 Dean Hadley, 12 Mark Minichiello, 13 Joe Westerman, 14 Jake Connor, 15 Chris Green, 20 Brad Fash, 21 Sika Manu, 23 Mickey Paea, 33 Ratu Naulago, 34 Gareth Ellis, 38 Kieran Buchanan.
London 19-man squad: 6 Jordan Abdull, 13 Sadiq Adebiyi, 8 Eddie Battye, 23 Robert Butler, 7 James Cunningham, 26 Sam Davis, 5 Kieran Dixon, 17 Matt Fleming, 14 Matty Fozard, 16 Matt Gee, 3 Ben Hellewell, 10 Mark Ioane, 4 Elliot Kear, 19 Ryan Morgan, 12 Jay Pitts, 15 Greg Richards, 1 Alex Walker, 2 Rhys Williams, 20 Luke Yates.