Ellis set to make long-awaited Hull debut

England forward Gareth Ellis will make his long-awaited debut for Hull in Friday's Super League match against London Broncos at the KC Stadium, coach Peter Gentle has confirmed.

The 32-year-old former Leeds and Wests Tigers back-row forward was the club'smajor close-season signing after ending his four-year spell in the RNL and wasappointed by Gentle as his new captain for 2013.

However, he fractured a bone in his foot before the opening match of Super League at Leeds back in February and only resumed full training 10 days ago.