Swain set for return after four months on sidelines

The New Zealand Test hooker has been out since breaking his arm playing against the London Broncos in March. He is set to start his comeback on the substitutes' bench against the Giants, but the plan is for him to start the Challenge Cup semi-final against St Helens the following weekend.

The Hull coach, John Kear, is relieved both to see him back and by how well the side has coped in his absence. Kear's pleasure is tempered by bad news about Nathan Blacklock and Shaun Briscoe, who both have knee injuries. Blacklock could be out for six weeks, but Briscoe hopes to be back for the semi-final.

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