2018 Super League – Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Saturday 10th March, 17:00 (UK)

Where? Stade Gilbert Brutus

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go’

Are tickets still available? https://www.dragons-billetteri...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

CATALANS DRAGONS

Head Coach: Steve McNamara

Squad: Aiton, Albert, Anderson, Baitieri, Bird, Bousquet, Casty, Garcia, Gigot, Jullien, Margalet, McIllorum, Mead, Moa, Simon, Tierney, Thornley, Wiliame, Yaha

Unavailable: Samisoni Langi, Jodie Broughton, Luke Walsh, Vincent Duport

  • Catalans Dragons remain bottom of the table as they did not play last week after their match with Leeds Rhinos was postponed due to the poor weather conditions.
  • Head coach Steve McNamara has made just one change to the initial squad he had selected for the Leeds game last week with Alrix Da Costa making way for the fit-again Iain Thornley.
  • Catalans are still without a win in Super League this season with the French outfit having lost all four of their games with McNamara under increasing pressure.

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Atkin, Blair, Carney, Clarkson, Greenwood, Heffernan, Kavanagh, Lee, Masoe, McGuire, Minns, Mulhern, Quinlan, Salter, Scruton, Shaw, Tickle, Walne

Unavailable: George Lawler, James Donaldson, Danny Addy, Josh Johnson, Matty Marsh, Lee Jewitt, Shaun Lunt

  • Hull KR head into this game having had a week off due to the postponement of their game against Castleford Tigers.
  • Rovers have been hit by the late withdrawal of Shaun Lunt who drops out of the 19-man squad due to a lacerated knee. In more positive news for Tim Sheens, Danny McGuire returns after recovering from a knock.
  • Hull KR come up against a Catalans side that they beat just last month with that win the only victory from their four games since they returned to Super League.

THE PREDICTION

This could be make-or-break for Catalans head coach Steve McNamara with a defeat here potentially signalling the end of his time in the south of France. Having met on the 15th February, Hull KR came away with the spoils that day and will be confident of doing so again with that result the only time either side has claimed any competition points this season. This is likely to be a very scrappy game and could go either way but with Danny McGuire back in the fold, Rovers might just have the edge.