Hull FC make three changes to squad as Tiaki Chan named and Ben Reynolds misses out

Hull FC young gun Jack Charles in training.
Hull FC young gun Jack Charles in training. -Credit:Lewis Scott, Hull FC

Simon Grix has made three changes to his Hull FC squad ahead of Sunday's trip to London Broncos. Tiaki Chan is one of those changes, with the forward set to debut with Matty Laidlaw and Zach Jebson also coming back into the 21.

However, there is no Ben Reynolds. The half-back joined the club on loan from Hull KR this week, with Richie Myler suggesting he would play in the capital. "I’m excited to see what he can add to our group, starting this weekend against London," he said in a press release on Thursday as Hull confirmed the Reynolds signing.

Since then, Hull Live understands that Reynolds has been ruled out with a minor wrist injury. The injury isn't thought to be too serious, with the 30-year-old missing out on a debut against the Broncos and instead poised to return against Castleford Tigers.

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Reynolds' absence boosts Jack Charles' chances of keeping hold of his place, with the teenager competing with Morgan Smith for a spot. Jake Trueman could also start the game, having made his comeback off the bench at Warrington Wolves last week.

Elsewhere, Jack Brown, Ed Chamberlain, and Liam Tindall drop out of last week's 21, with Brown signing for Rovers, Chamberlain being recalled by Leigh, and Tindall joining Bradford on loan.

The likes of Carlos Tuimavave (hamstring), Brad Fash (ankle), Jack Ashworth (thumb), Miteli Vulikijapani (ACL), Nick Staveley (ACL), Harvey Barron (skull), and Cobie Wainhouse (ACL) are still sidelined with their respective injuries. Ashworth is expected to return against Castleford, while Fash also has a chance.

Hull meet London for the second time of the 2024 season on Sunday. They beat the Broncos 28-24 back in March, with Morgan Smith's late winner snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

Hull Squad: 4. Liam Sutcliffe, 6. Jake Trueman, 8. Herman Ese'ese, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Franklin Pele, 12. Ligi Sao, 14. Joe Cator, 15. Jordan Lane, 17. Cam Scott, 19. Morgan Smith, 21. Will Gardiner, 23. Davy Litten, 26. Lewis Martin, 27. Zach Jebson, 30. Matty Laidlaw, 31. Jack Walker, 37. Logan Moy, 40. Jack Charles, 44. Tom Briscoe, 45. Yusuf Aydin, 46. Tiaki Chan.

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