2018 Super League – Wakefield Trinity vs Hull KR Preview

AT A GLANCE

When? Sunday 06th May, 15:00

Where? The Mobile Rocket Stadium

What channel is it on? Wakefield Trinity vs Hull KR will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://trinity.mysportsticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Arona, Ashurst, Batchelor, England, Fifita, Finn, Grix, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Huby, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Randell, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Mason Caton-Brown, Jordan Crowther, Danny Kirmond, Joe Arundel, Jordan Baldwinson, Max Jowitt, Chris Annakin

  • Wakefield will feel aggrieved that a controversial video refereeing decision turned the game against them against Castleford last week as Trinity fell to another defeat as the Tigers won 24-4.
  • Chris Chester can recall two big forwards in David Fifita and Justin Horo whilst backs Scott Grix and Liam Finn also return. Chris Annakin, Max Jowitt, Jordan Baldwinson and Joe Arundel miss out.
  • Wakefield’s defeat against Castleford means that they have now lost seven of their last eight games as their place in the top 8 becomes under greater threat.

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Atkin, Blair, Clarkson, Dagger, Greenwood, Johnson, Kavanagh, Lee, Masoe, McGuire, Moss, Mulhern, Quinlan, Salter, Shaw, Smith, Tickle, Vaivai, Walne

Unavailable: Danny Addy, George Lawler, Lee Jewitt, Andrew Heffernan, Shaun Lunt, Thomas Minns, Nick Scruton, James Donaldson, Justin Carney, Joe Cator

  • Hull KR pushed Leeds all the way last week but couldn’t get back in front after Kallum Watkins’ 55th minute penalty that ultimately sealed Rovers’ fate as they went down 18-20.
  • Tim Sheens has more injuries to contend with as Nick Scruton, Justin Carney, James Donaldson and Joe Cator all miss out. On-loan St Helens hooker Aaron Smith could make his debut whilst Josh Johnson, Kieren Moss and Will Dagger are all named.
  • Rovers have now won just one of their last six Super League games and have only won one league game away from home all season.

THE PREDICTION

The final Super League contest of the weekend sees two out-of-form teams meet with Wakefield hosting Hull KR. Rovers pushed Leeds close last week but fell two points short and now head on the road with just one away Super League win to their name all season. Wakefield lost to Castleford last week as they struggle to find consistency after beating league leaders St Helens last month. Rovers have plenty of injury woes to contend with as well as their away form which presents Wakefield with a good opportunity to claim the two points.