LIAM Kirk replaces Liam Johnson in the 19-man Bulls squad announced today for Friday's visit to Newcastle Thunder.

Gregg McNally remains sidelined with a torn quad but is pencilled in to return for the home game against North Wales Crusaders on June 9.

BULLS: Bustin, Chisholm, Crossley, Flanagan, Garside, Gibson, Grant, Halafihi, Hallas, Kirk, Laithwaite, Milnes, Milton, Minchella, Peltier, Pickersgill, Ryan, Smith, Wood.