2018 Super League – Warrington Wolves vs Hull KR Preview

13th Apr 2018 by Ash Wheldon

AT A GLANCE

When? Saturday 14th April, 15:00

Where? The Halliwell Jones Stadium

What channel is it on? Warrington Wolves vs Hull KR will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://shop.warringtonwolves....

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Atkins, K. Brown, M. Brown, Charnley, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Currie, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, G. King, Lineham, Philbin, Ratchford, Roberts, Smith, Westwood

Unavailable: Matty Russell, Declan Patton, Harvey Livett, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Toby King

  • Warrington’s fine run of form continued as they made it five wins on the bounce with a win over Salford. Despite the scoreline being close for much of the game, the Wolves never looked in any real danger of losing the game as they ran out 6-22 winners.
  • Steve Price makes just one change to his 19-man squad with Mitch Brown returning in place of the injured Toby King.
  • Warrington’s defence continues to impress and only St Helens have conceded fewer points on average per game this season. The Wolves have allowed 161 points against them in their 11 games, an average of just 14.6 points per game. 

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Atkin, Blair, Carney, Donaldson, Greenwood, Kavanagh, Lee, Lunt, Marsh, Masoe, McGuire, Minns, Mulhern, Quinlan, Salter, Scruton, Shaw, Tickle, Walne

Unavailable: Danny Addy, George Lawler, Junior Vaivai, Lee Jewitt, Andrew Heffernan, Will Dagger, Chris Clarkson

  • Hull KR ended their Easter period with an important win at home to Widnes. Rovers took full advantage of some misfortune for the Vikings with them unable to make any interchanges in the final 30 minutes due to injuries with Rovers capitalising to claim a 31-12 win.
  • Chris Clarkson misses out after copping a two-match suspension for a dangerous throw last week. Andrew Heffernan will also miss an extended period after his third concussion of the season whilst Will Dagger is also injured. Matty Marsh, Nick Scruton and Liam Salter all return.
  • The win against Widnes snapped a three-game losing streak for Hull KR which was the Robins’ third win of the season. However, only one of those wins has come away from home.

THE PREDICTION 

Warrington have well and truly found their feet under head coach Steve Price and are the form team of the competition. After five wins in a row, the Wolves find themselves in third-place in the Super League table and will be looking to extend their winning run when hosting Hull KR. Rovers managed to claim an important win against Widnes last week as they look to avoid the Middle 8s but face a tough task as they attempt to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. With just one away win to their name, a trip to Warrington doesn’t bode well and the in-form Wolves will make it six in a row here.

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