Hull earned themselves a point in their opening game against Warrington, despite the absence of two of their major close season signings.
Former Wigan prop Eamon O’Carroll was also missing, but the manner of the Hull performance is sure to give their fans encouragement for the long season ahead.
Head coach Peter Gentle said: “We have a good squad and we were confident in the team we put out, with Jamie Ellis also unlucky to be edged out of a place in the team.
“Brett had an operation on his knee yesterday morning and he was walking around in the dressing room after the game. Hopefully he will just miss the one game, or possibly two.
“Eamon strained his back early in the week and just couldn’t recover in time for today, but we hope to have him back for Catalans.
“However, we showed today that we have a strong squad and we won’t be taking any risks with players unless they are 100 per cent fit.”