SEMI-FINALS: This week’s squad news
Another former Leeds threequarter, Jimmy Keinhorst, deputised for Hall in the last two matches and scored a try in Rovers’ 19-0 win over Warrington in last Friday’s elimination play-off. But Smith accepts the return of the prolific Hall would be a boost.
“It would be great if he plays but we’ll be OK if he’s not, as we found out last week,” he said.
Hall, who has scored 15 tries in his first season back in Super League, is the only addition to Smith’s squad, taking the place of half-back Rowan Milnes who picked up a shoulder injury against the Wolves.
More fitness checks for Tony Smith
Smith will also check on the fitness of forwards Albert Vete, George Lawler and Korbin Sims.
Full-back Sam Tomkins, who has been nursing a knee injury, has been included in Catalans coach Steve McNamara’s initial squad and Smith thinks he will play.
“We expect him to be there. When you throw Sam into any team, they’re going to be better,” Smith said.