2019 Super League – Hull KR vs Catalans Dragons Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull KR vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Sunday 17th March, 15:00

Where is Hull KR vs Catalans Dragons taking place? Craven Park Stadium

What channel is Hull KR vs Catalans Dragons on in the UK? Sky Sports Arena

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

Where can I get tickets for Hull KR vs Catalans Dragons?

Hull KR – https://www.tickethour.co.uk/hkr-ww/showProductList.html

Catalans Dragons – https://www.dragons-billetterie.com/uk

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

Squad: Addy, Atkin, Dagger, Drinkwater, Garbutt, Hall, Hauraki, Keinhorst, Lawler, Lee, Linnett, Masoe, McGuire, Mulhern, Oakes, Rooks, Shaw, Tomkins, Vaivai

Unavailable: Adam Quinlan, Shaun Lunt, Nick Scruton, Ben Crooks, Ryan Lannon, James Greenwood, Lee Jewitt

  • Hull KR secured an important win in a closely-fought game at Wakefield last week with Rovers coming out on top in difficult conditions as they prevented Trinity from breaching their line in a 6-10 win.

  • Rovers had it confirmed that forward James Greenwood will be out for a year after rupturing his ACL against Wakefield in what is a huge blow for both the player and his club after a strong showing so far this season.

  • Joel Tomkins has completed his suspension and will return to the side in the second-row whilst Robbie Mulhern is also back after missing out with a slight knock last week with Lee Jewitt dropping out.

CATALANS DRAGONS

Head Coach: Steve McNamara

Squad: Albert, Baitieri, Bird, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Edwards, Gigot, Goudemand, Jullien, Langi, Moa, Romano, Smith, Tierney, Tomkins, Whitley, Wiliame, Yaha

Unavailable: Jodie Broughton, David Mead, Ben Garcia, Mickael Simon, Michael McIlorum

  • Catalans put in a horror-show against Salford last week with the Dragons outplayed across the park in a 0-46 demolition job and they will be looking for a big response to that capitulation this week.

  • The Dragons will need to do that without influential hooker Michael McIlorum after he sustained a bicep injury against Salford with Alrix Da Costa back in the squad to take his place.

  • Mickael Simon is out for the Dragons but Tony Gigot is back and that should give the French outfit a boost after failing to score a single point last week with Arthur Romano another addition to the squad in what could be his first appearance of the season.

THE PREDICTION

Catalans travel to Hull KR hoping to put last week's shambolic effort behind them whilst also looking for their first away win this season. That might be a tough ask against Rovers who are usually solid at home and after they produced a great defensive effort against Wakefield they will be on a high. Whilst they have lost James Greenwood for the year, they can count on two other key forwards returning to their squad and despite Tony Gigot’s return for Catalans, Rovers can come out on top on home soil.