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25 May 2018 by Ash

2018 Super League – Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors Preview

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AT A GLANCE

When? Friday 25th May, 20:00

Where? KCOM Craven Park

What channel is it on? Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://www.tickethour.co.uk/hkr-ww/seatingPlan.html?idProduct=2377

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Atkin, Blair, Carney, Cator, Clarkson, Dagger, Donaldson, Greenwood, Johnson, Kavanagh, Lee, Masoe, Quinlan, Salter, Scruton, Tickle, Vaivai, Wallis, Walne

Unavailable: Danny Addy, George Lawler, Lee Jewitt, Andrew Heffernan, Shaun Lunt, Thomas Minns, Will Oakes, Danny McGuire, Rob Mulhern, Ryan Shaw, Keiren Moss, Aaron Smith

  • Hull KR’s losing run against Hull FC was extended after they were defeated for the seventh time in a row against their local rivals at Magic Weekend last week. The Robins conceded several sloppy tries as they fell to a 22-34 defeat.

  • Tim Sheens must do without Aaron Smith, Ryan Shaw and Keiren Moss this week but Justin Carney is available again after an injury. Nick Scruton is also named in the 19 after receiving a late call-up last week with youngster Will Dagger also earning a recall.

  • Rovers have won just one of their last eight Super League matches and after last weekend’s results, they now sit bottom of the table as we head into Round 16.

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Shaun Wane

Squad: Bateman, Clubb, Davies, Escaré, Farrell, Flower, Ganson, Gildart, Isa, Marshall, Navarrete, Powell, Sarginson, Sutton, Tautai, J. Tomkins, S. Tomkins, Williams, Woods

Unavailable: Joe Burgess, Sean O’Loughlin, Tommy Leuluai

  • Wigan ended Warrington’s 10-game winning streak when they beat the Wolves at Magic Weekend last week. The Warriors were far too good on both sides of the ball as they ran out 38-10 winners.

  • In the week that head coach Shaun Wane announced that he would leave the club at the end of the season, he makes just one change to his 19-man squad with Tommy Leuluai missing out with an arm injury with Josh Ganson taking his place.

  • Wigan’s win last week saw them extend their winning run to eight matches in all competitions as they maintained the pressure on league leader St Helens.

THE PREDICTION

Hull KR slumped to the bottom of the Super League table with their defeat against cross-city rivals Hull FC last week and their task of attempting to climb off the bottom looks a daunting one as they host Wigan. The Warriors were ruthless against Warrington last week and will be looking to pile more misery onto Rovers. It will be Wigan’s first game after head coach Shaun Wane announced he will depart the club at the end of the season with the Warriors’ players keen to send him out on a high. Rovers are in a poor run of form which won’t get any better with Wigan having too much on both sides of the ball.

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