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Childs said: "Of course the cynics will believe what they want, but Townhill Lad started to look a little ill on Monday afternoon and was fully off-colour on Tuesday morning.
We need United to be off-colour - or we need to make sure they go off-colour - and then we've got a chance.
Gareth Williams and Craig Fagan struck after 25 and 29 minutes respectively to deservedly take Phil Parkinson's team through against an off-colour Hull team.
An off-colour Henman came through a testing opening match to overcome outsider Seppi 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.
GTA chairman Rick Patchys Holloway, who broke the news, said: "Dean Childs left a message with Sittingbourne on Tuesday morning that Townhill Lad was off-colour and, as Droopys Tamera era was on the list of reserves he submitted, she is perfectly entitled to run.
IRELAND 21 SOUTH AFRICA 23 SOUTH Africa bounced back from their Tri-Nations disaster by seeing off an off-colour Ireland in the first rugby international at the Aviva in Dublin.
YOU might be forgiven for thinking this chap was a little off-colour.
SUPER sub John Taylor snapped up two goals in extra-time to steer Gresford to an unlikely win at Holyhead, where the off-colour hosts managed no more than a late reply.