"That means every player now has a huge chance to impress ahead of what is going to be a very important season for Wales when we defend our Six Nations title." Wales take on an Eagles team that has recalled four players to add experience to their pack and must also cope with the sweltering temperatures expected in north-east America this weekend. "America are a very settled team with some exciting runners behind including Francois Viljoen, Mike Palefau, Paul Emerick and Mike Hercus. "We have done our homework on the American team and the conditions so we are ready for the challenge," said Ruddock. "Despite losing 10 players to the Lions and others to injury, we have picked a strong, experienced side with just one new cap, Matthew Rees," said Ruddock.
"It is important we have a strong backbone to the side in order to build on our recent performances and we will look to gain a balance in the team during the tour." Llanelli Scarlets hooker Rees, 24, is the only new name in the team but Ruddock has a further four uncapped players on the bench, including 23-year-old England-born prop Ben Broster of Saracens. In contrast, Taylor will become the 15th player in Welsh rugby history to win 50 caps for his country when he leads the team out at Rentshler Field. But Ruddock is without many of the team that beat Ireland on that memorable day in Cardiff three months ago - Brent Cockbain, Adam Jones, Ryan Jones, Kevin Morgan and tour captain Mark Taylor being the only survivors. Nevertheless he remains confident his younger players will help Wales build up a head of steam before the autumn internationals. Gareth Ellis then made the break to set up Richie Mathers, who followed up by producing a somewhat freakish pass to give Senior his third.Leeds: Mathers; Calderwood, Walker, Senior, Bai; Sinfield, Burrow; Bailey, Dunemann, Ward, McKenna, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis.
Substitutes used: Lauitiiti, Poching, McGuire, McDermott.Hull: Briscoe; Blacklock, Yeaman, Saxton, Raynor; Cooke, R Horne; Dowes, Brough, King, G Horne, Kearney, McMenemy. Substitutes used:Thackray, Carvell, Dixon, Washbrook.Referee: R Silverwood (Mirfield).. Wales coach Mike Ruddock is confident his second-string team will continue his country's resurgence against the United States in Hartford tomorrow. "But long-term I am very confident, very positive."The Broncos built a 20-10 lead before Wigan were handed a lifeline in controversial circumstances just before half-time. Sculthorpe was banned after illegally using his forearm in a challenge involving Salford's Mark Shipway in Monday's Super League game at The Willows. The Rugby Football League has confirmed that Sculthorpe's hearing will take place next Tuesday..