2019 Super League – Hull KR vs Salford Red Devils Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull KR vs Salford Red Devils taking place? Saturday 23rd February, 15:00

Where is Hull KR vs Salford Red Devils taking place? KCOM Craven Park

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

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Hull KR vs Salford Red Devils?

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

Salford Red Devils – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils/Events/Index

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tim Sheens

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

Unavailable: Adam Quinlan, Shaun Lunt, Nick Scruton, Ben Crooks, James Greenwood

  • Hull KR made it two wins from two at KCOM Craven Park when beating London last week and can make it three home wins if they topple Salford in what looks to be an intriguing contest.

  • Rovers will be without Ben Crooks after he played on despite having suffered two fractured vertebrae in his back against London and he will sit out for a significant length of time as Ryan Shaw comes into the squad.

  • James Greenwood is also out after suffering a concussion last week but Danny Addy and captain Joel Tomkins have been named after missing out last week through shoulder and concussion issues respectively.

SALFORD RED DEVILS

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burke, Dudson, Evalds, Flanagan, Griffin, Hastings, Jones, Lussick, Lui, McCarthy, Mossop, Nakubuwai, Olpherts, Sa’u, Sio, Tomkins, Turgut, Welham

Unavailable: Ed Chamberlain, Josh Wood, Mark Flanagan

  • Salford went down to their first loss of the season and it was a heavy one as Leeds nearly put 50 points past them last weekend with a much improved performance needed as they travel to Hull KR.

  • The Red Devils may opt to make changes to their side having named the same team in all three games at the start of this season but head coach Ian Watson has only made one change to the initial 19-man squad.

  • Daniel Murray comes into the squad for the first time this season as he replaces Mark Flanagan but Tyrone McCarthy and Jake Bibby are also pushing for places in the side having not been required so far this season.

THE PREDICTION

Salford's response will be an interesting one after they were hammered by Leeds last week. They face a tough trip to Hull KR who have won both of their games on home soil to start the season and will be keen to extend their unbeaten home record. Their home form will be key if Rovers have any aspirations of making the play-offs this year and this will be a good test for them but they are capable of just edging this one.