Leigh Centurions coach Paul Rowley has fitness concerns over a handful of players, although he is keeping their identity a closely guarded secret.
Rowley said: “We’ve a few checks to make, but however things turn out, we’ll be fielding a strong team.
“We deserved everything we got last week (Leigh lost 38-6 at Featherstone), and we accept responsibility as a group. We’ll learn from it.
“We were pretty aggressive and honest in our review, and we know we’ve got a lot more to offer than that.
“Hunslet are an expensively assembled team this year, and they’ll be a good test.”
Hawks coach Barry Eaton said: “Leigh are one of the fancied teams this year.
“They’ve added real strength in Penkywicz, Aspinwall and Higson, and their squad looks stronger on paper than it was last year.