Gareth Ellis in Hull squad to face Giants

Former Great Britain star Gareth Ellis has been named in Hull FC’s 19-man squad to face Huddersfield Giants on Thursday night.

The 32-year-old returns from a two-game suspension, but Lee Radford is without Richard Horne, Jason Crooks, Jay Pitts and Joe Arundel.

Giants second-rower Brett Ferres has been named in a Giants squad virtually unchanged from Sunday’s Challenge Cup loss to St Helens, but is expected to be handed a lengthy ban tonight when he faces the RFL’s match review panel for a suspected spear tackle on Jonny Lomax.

Hull FC: Josh Bowden, Garreth Carvell, Liam Colbon, Gareth Ellis, Dean Hadley, Aaron Heremaia, Danny Houghton, Jacob Miller, Mickey Paea, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Jordan Rankin, Jamie Shaul, Fetuli Talanoa, Jordan Thompson, Chris Tuson, Liam Watts, Joe Westerman, Richard Whiting, Kirk Yeaman.

Huddersfield Giants: Scott Grix, Jermaine McGillvary, Joe Wardle, Aaron Murphy, Danny Brough, Luke Robinson, Eorl Crabtree, Shaun Lunt, Craig Kopczak, Brett Ferres, Jason Chan, Chris Bailey, Michael Lawrence, Ukuma Ta’ai, Kyle Wood, Jodie Broughton, Antonio Kaufusi, Josh Johnson, Jake Connor.

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