Hull will be aiming for their first win of the season against a revitalised Bradford at the KC Stadium on Friday.
In Francis Cummins’ first game in charge, the Bulls thumped Wakefield 40-6, while the Airlie Birds lost to Leeds in their Super League opener last weekend.
Bradford, who shipped 70 points to Hull the last time the two sides met in September, are unchanged.
Hull 19-man squad: Arundel, Briscoe, Crookes, Crooks, Galea, Green, Heremaia, Holdsworth, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lynch, McDonnell, O’Meley, Pitts, Seymour, Westerman, Whiting, Yeaman.
Bradford 19-man squad: Sidlow, Donaldson, Platt, Manuokafoa, Langley, Distin, Kearney, Scruton, L’Estrange, Blythe, K Lulia, Whitehead, Kear, Sammut, Addy, Olbison, C Walker, Murphy, Foster.
Prediction: Important for Hull to bounce back following the loss of Ellis and to Leeds – home win.
Hull FC have won their last six meetings (three at home) with Bradford, with the Bulls’ last win against the Black and Whites coming 21-18 at the KC Stadium on 11 September, 2009.
Super League summary:
Hull FC won 13 (includes win in 2006 play-offs)
Bradford won 25 (includes win in 2005 play-offs)
Hull FC highest score. 70-6 (A, 2012) (also widest margin)
Bradford highest score. 71-0 (H, 2005 ESF) (also widest margin)