Hull lose key stars ahead of Featherstone clash

Hull FC will be without halfbacks Albert Kelly and Marc Sneyd along with prop Scott Taylor for their Challenge Cup clash with Featherstone.

Kelly remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury while Sneyd, the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy for the last two seasons, is starting a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee problem.

As for Taylor, the England prop picked up a shoulder problem against Castleford last week and has been rested for Thursday’s match.

Jez Litten and Hakim Miloudi move into the 19, while Joe Westerman remains in the squad despite missing out last week.

Meanwhile, Featherstone have made five changes to their squad, removing their dual-registration and loan players.

They include Hull’s Jansin Turgut, with Mitch Clark, Mikolaj Oledzki, Harry Newman and Jordan Lilley also moving out.

John Davies, Anthony Thackeray, James Lockwood, Luke Cooper and Ian Hardman all return.

Hull squad: Shaul, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Talanoa, Houghton, Hadley, Minichiello, Bowden, Connor, Green, Washbrook, Manu, Litten, Paea, Lane, Miloudi, Matongo, Westerman.

Featherstone squad: Hardman, Robinson, Taulapapa, Briscoe, Ridyard, Thackeray, Wheeldon, Carlile, Moore, Farrell, Davies, Lockwood, Wildie, Hock, Cooper, Holmes, Hardcastle, Knowles, Brooks.