Leeming and Smith back for Huddersfield; Key duo return for Hull FC

Drew Darbyshire

Kruise Leeming and Daniel Smith could return for Huddersfield on Friday and so could Hull FC pair Dean Hadley and Mark Minichiello.

Simon Woolford has made two changes to his Huddersfield Giants side that beat St Helens last week. Smith and Jake Wardle replace Matty English and Jake Mamo. Leeming could also return after dropping out of the squad through injury last week.

Hull FC coach Lee Radford has been boosted by the return of regular duo Hadley and Minichiello. Youngsters Masi Matongo and Jack Downs drop out of the squad that lost to Wakefield Trinity last time out.

The Super 8s clash takes place at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Giants 19-man squad: McGillvary, Cudjoe, Turner, Gaskell, Brough, Leeming, Hinchcliffe, Ferguson, Rankin, Roberts, Ta’ai, Clough, Smith, O’Brien, Mellor, McIntosh, Roche, Wardle, Matagi. 

FC 19-man squad: Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Talanoa, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Hadley, Minichiello, Green, Abdull, Washbrook, Fash, Manu, Paea, Lane, Harris, Bienek.

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