2018 Super League – Hull KR vs Salford Red Devils Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 08th July, 15:00

Where? KCOM Craven Park

What channel is it on? Hull KR vs Salford Red Devils will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://www.tickethour.co.uk/hkr-ww/showProductList.html

THE LOWDOWN

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Atkin, Blair, Dagger, Donaldson, Greenwood, Kavanagh, Lee, Lunt, Masoe, McGuire, Mulhern, Oakes, Quinlan, Salter, Scruton, Shaw, Tickle, Tomkins, Vaivai

Unavailable: Danny Addy, George Lawler, Andrew Heffernan, Thomas Minns, Justin Carney, Lee Jewitt, Chris Clarkson, Todd Carney

  • Hull KR were impressive as they put in a brilliant performance to defeat Huddersfield last week as they kept alive their hopes of making the Super 8s. The Robins ran in six tries as they comfortably defeated the Giants 37-10.

  • Rovers have signed Todd Carney but he is yet to arrive in the country and is unavailable for selection. Chris Clarkson and Lee Jewitt drop out of last week’s 19-man squad through injury with Will Oakes and Will Dagger replacing them.

  • Four of Hull KR’s five wins in the league this season have come at home and they will be seeking back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burke, Chamberlain, Flanagan, Johnson, Jones, Lannon, Lui, McCarthy, Mossop, Murray, Nakubuwai, Nzoungou, Olpherts, Sa’u, Shorrocks, Tasi, Tomkins, Wood

Unavailable: Kriss Brinning, Luke Burgess, Niall Evalds, Craig Kopczak, Jack Littlejohn, Kris Welham

  • Salford lost their sixth game from their last seven Super League contests as Warrington proved too much for them in last week’s encounter. The Red Devils were competitive until some late tries eased Warrington to a 30-14 win.

  • Salford’s struggles at fullback continue as Jack Littlejohn is the latest to pick up an injury. George Griffin also drops out along with Kris Welham who has a finger injury. Tyrone McCarthy, Levy Nzoungou and Josh Jones all return to the squad.

  • The Red Devils have only won one of their nine away games in Super League this season as their troubles continue ahead of potentially fighting for survival in the Middle 8s.

THE PREDICTION

This represents a huge game for both teams with the loser almost certain to be consigned to the bottom 4 and a place in the Middle 8s. Hull KR will come into this full of confidence after a big win over Huddersfield last week and will fancy their chances of leapfrogging Salford with a win. The Red Devils lost again on the road last week with just the solitary win away from home this season seeing them sit just one place above Rovers. Both teams are desperate for the win here and know the consequences of a defeat but it’s Hull KR that should get the win on home soil.