One thing you can rarely criticise Hull FC head coach Lee Radford on is squad building.
The Airlie Birds boss has built Challenge Cup winning squads in the past, with his and the clubs retention when it comes to first team players more than satisfactory.
Whilst some supporters, including our editor, have voiced the desire for a further nasty prop or two, Hull FC’s squad on paper at least doesn’t look that bad.
There’s players returning from injury, and players with a point to prove, which if they’ve got the right mentality, makes for an interesting season.
There’s also a lot of young players that will want to kick on and live up to their potential.
For a bit of fun, here’s our annual Team A vs Team B line up. Which is better? You decide..
|Team A||Team B|
|Jamie Shaul||Hakim Miloudi|
|Matty Dawson-Jones||Bureta Faraimo|
|Carlos Tuimavave||Cameron Scott|
|Jack Logan||Josh Griffin|
|Fetuli Talanoa||Jack Sanderson|
|Albert Kelly||Jake Connor|
|Liam Harris||Marc Sneyd|
|Josh Bowden||Scott Taylor|
|Danny Houghton||Jez Litten|
|Mickey Paea||Chris Green|
|Mark Minichiello||Dean Hadley|
|Jordan Lane||Sika Manu|
|Joe Westerman||Jordan Thompson|
|Masi Matongo||Brad Fash|
|Lewis Bienek||Levy Nzoungou|
|Danny Langtree||Danny Washbrook|
|Jack Brown||Kieran Buchanan|