Leeds Rhinos squad named for Hull FC clash: Star man returns to initial 21 as three drop out

Leeds Rhinos are a step closer to having a fully-fit squad after coach Rohan Smith named his inital 21 for Saturday's game at Hull.
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Full-back Jack Walker has been included for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in April.

Cameron Smith, who missed last week's defeat at St Helens because of a back problem, is also in contention, along with Morgan Gannon and 17-year-old Jack Sinfield .

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Liam Sutcliffe, Brad Dwyer and Max Simpson retain their place in the 21 after not being selected last week.

Rhinos coach Rohan Smith has named his initial squad to vkisit Hull on Saturday. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.Rhinos coach Rohan Smith has named his initial squad to vkisit Hull on Saturday. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.
Rhinos coach Rohan Smith has named his initial squad to vkisit Hull on Saturday. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com.

Harry Newman, Zane Tetevano and Bodene Thompson are all suspended and drop out from the team beaten at TW Stadium.

Injured trio Adam Swift, Luke Gale, and Manu Ma’u drop out from the Hull side which lost at Warrington Wolves last week and Mitieli Vulikijapani is suspended.

Jordan Johnstone returns to the squad and youngsters Harvey Barron, Charlie Severs, Denive Balmforth and Matty Laidlaw have been drafted in.

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Josh Griffin, Cameron Scott and Davy Litten, who did not play last week, are also included.

Morgan Gannon is back in Rhinos' 21. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.Morgan Gannon is back in Rhinos' 21. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.
Morgan Gannon is back in Rhinos' 21. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Rhinos' initial 21 is: Jack Walker, David Fusitu’a, Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, James Bentley, Rhyse Martin, Brad Dwyer, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Morgan Gannon, Sam Walters, Jarrod O’Connor, James Donaldson, Max Simpson, Jack Sinfield, Zak Hardaker.

Hull's initial 21 is: Josh Griffin, Darnell McIntosh, Ligi Sao, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Jordan Lane, Joe Lovodua, Kane Evans, Brad Fash, Jack Brown, Jordan Johnstone, Connor Wynne, Cameron Scott, Jacob Hookem, Jamie Shaul, Scott Taylor, Charlie Severs, Harvey Barron, Denive Balmforth, Davy Litten, Matty Laidlaw.