Jake Trueman named for Hull debut against Wigan

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Jake Trueman, SWPix Credit: Alamy
Jake Trueman, SWPix Credit: Alamy

Jake Trueman could make his Hull FC debut this week after being included in Tony Smith’s 21-man squad for the first time.

Hull take on Wigan this Thursday at the MKM Stadium, live on Sky Sports.

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Trueman, 24, suffered an ACL injury last July with Castleford against Huddersfield, ending his Tigers career prematurely. He linked up with the Black & Whites on a three-year deal ahead of the 2023 campaign.

His injury has seen him sidelined for the opening 10 rounds of the current campaign with his new club. However, he is one of two changes made by head coach Smith ahead of the home fixture with Wigan and could make his Hull debut.

Harvey Barron has also been named, replacing Andre Savelio and Jack Brown.

Tex Hoy (hamstring), Mitieli Vulikijapani (knee), Jamie Shaul (calf) and Charlie Severs (shoulder) remain unavailable through injury.

Hull: Swift, Tuimavave, Sutcliffe, McIntosh, Trueman, Clifford, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Lane, Fash, Lovodua, Cator, Scott, McNamara, Griffin, Litten, Barron, Gardiner, Taylor, Dwyer.

Ryan Hampshire named for Super League return

Wigan’s Ryan Hampshire could make his Super League return against Hull this Thursday after being included in Matt Peet’s 21-man squad.

The outside-back scored on his return from injury during the reserve side’s 36-12 victory over Wakefield at Robin Park Arena.

He was named in the halves alongside Kieran Tyrer, crossing for his four-pointer in the first half.

It was the 28-year-old’s first game since suffering an ACL injury last June with Castleford, managing just five games under then-head coach Lee Radford.

Hampshire returned to Wigan ahead of the 2023 campaign on a one-year deal, with further options in the club’s favour for two more.

During his first stint at the DW Stadium, he made 30 first team appearances, scoring nine tries. He left the club in 2016 and went on to feature for Leigh and Wakefield before joining the Tigers.

Wigan: French, King, Wardle, Marshall, Smith, Powell, Byrne, Farrell, Smithies, Havard, Pearce-Paul, Shorrocks, Mago, Thornley, O’Neill, Miski, Hill, Nsemba, Eckersley, Forber, Hampshire.

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