Makinson to miss Hull clash

Tommy Makinson
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Tommy Makinson will miss tomorrow’s Battle of the Roses with Hull FC at Langtree Park.

The flyer picked up a leg injury in the Easter Monday fixture against Widnes at the Select Security Stadium..

He joins fellow first choice wingman Adam Swift on the side lines as sixth-placed Saints seek to overtake their Humberside rivals in the Super League table.

Second rower Morgan Knowles is recalled to the 19-man squad and could make his third appearance of the season.

Coach Keiron Cunningham said: “Hull are a team who potentially can do good things this year and have already beaten both Hull KR and Warrington Wolves.

“We know the threat and danger they pose and will need to be ready for them. It is the third game for both sides in a busy Easter period and is always the toughest one.”

Saints will need no reminding that last year’s Easter Monday home fixture against the Airlie Birds resulted in a 28-20 victory for the visitors

Cunningham will select his team from: 3. Jordan Turner, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy -Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 16. Andre Savelio 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 28. Morgan Knowles, 29. Ricky Bailey.

Lee Radford will choose his Hull FC side from:

1. Jamie Shaul, 2. Mahe Fonua, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Scott Taylor, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Liam Watts, 11. Gareth Ellis, 12. Mark Minichiello, 14. Iafeta Palea’aesina, 15. Chris Green, 17. Dean Hadley, 19. Steve Michaels, 20. Curtis Naughton, 21. Sika Manu, 22. Josh Bowden, 23. Frank Pritchard, 24. Kirk Yeaman, 30. Danny Washbrook.

The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be James Child.