Head Coach Gary Thornton has today named his 19 man squad for Sunday’s Kingstone Press League 1 Shield opener against Coventry Bears. The game takes place at the South Leeds Stadium, 3pm kick off.

Marcus Webb returns to the squad after representing Wales at the recent Student World Cup. Dean Roberts, Luke Teasdale and James Duckworth look set to make their Hunslet debuts and there is a welcome return for Sean Hesketh.

Lewis Reed misses out due to a one game suspension as does Joel Gibson with a three game suspension following our defeat at London Skolars.

Jack Lee is ruled out after an operation this week on his torn bicep as is Tommy Brierley with his knee, both players look set to miss the rest of the season.

Squad in full

1. Jimmy Watson

4. Mufaro Mvududu

6. Joe Sanderson

8. Michael Haley

13. Liam Mackay

14. George Flanagan

15. Jack Coventry

16. Danny Williams

17. Nyle Flynn

21. Jack Walton

23. Jose Kenga

24. Cameron Leeming

28. Marcus Webb

31. Sean Hesketh

33. Shaun Roberts

35. Mathew Nicholson

37. Dean Roberts

38. Luke Teasdale

39. James Duckworth