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Preview: Bradford v Harlequins
Bradford are still without injured winger Lesley Vainikolo as they look to maintain their winning start to the defence of their engage Super League title when they face Harlequins at Odsal.
The Bulls will give a debut to ex-Leeds second rower Chris McKenna, who can also list London Broncos among his former employers.
McKenna has recovered from the hamstring injury that forced him to sit out the Carnegie World Club Challenge as well as the opening League match and the anxiety over the health of his wife Kelly, who spent Sunday night in intensive care after contracting pneumonia.
?She?s still weak but the doctors are pleased with the progress she?s making and she?s going to be okay,? he said.
Harlequins are still without skipper Mark McLinden, who has not yet recovered from a hamstring injury.
New signing Mark Gafa stood in at full-back against St Helens but coach Tony Rea said: ?We?ve got a couple of options that we might change.?
Bradford and Quins have named their squads for Saturday?s clash in round two of the engage Super League.
Bradford v Harlequins, Odsal Stadium, Saturday February 18, kick-off 18.05
Bradford 18-man squad: Deacon, Bai, Fielden, I. Harris, Withers, Johnson, B. Harris, Gene, Pryce, Ferres, Cook, Vagana, Langley, Hape, McKenna, Meyers, Lynch, Henderson.
Harlequins 18-man squad: Bradley-Qalilawa, Dorn, Gafa, Haumono, Heckenberg, Hopkins, Leuluai, Lolohea, Lucky Luisi, Mbu, Mills, Purdham, Sheriffe, Sykes, Temata, Tookey, Weisner, Williams.
Referee: A Klein