2020 Super League – Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Thursday 3rd September, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors? 17c, partly cloudy

What channel is Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors on? Sky Sports Mix

Where can I stream Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for Hull KR vs Wigan Warriors? This match will be played behind closed doors

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Wigan Warriors 30-16 Hull KR

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL KR

  • Hull KR gave St. Helens a fright last week as they fought back from 12 points down to level the scores at half-time but they were unable to live with Saints in the second half as they fell to a seventh consecutive Super League defeat.
  • Rovers once again decided to try and keep the ball alive in a bid to match Saints but it did not pay off in terms of claiming the competition points as they were downed 18-32 at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium.
  • With just a four-day turnaround, Rovers are likely to make wholesale changes to their side but they will definitely be without key man Adam Quinlan who suffered a dislocated wrist at the weekend while Rob Mulhern and Ryan Brierley are also sidelined.

21-man squad: Abdull, Dagger, Ellis, Gee, Hadley, Hauraki, Kenny-Dowall, Keyes, Lawler, Lewis, Linnett, Litten, Livett, Maher, Minchella, Minikin, Murray, Parcell, Peteru, Ryan, Storton

Unavailable: Mose Masoe (Injured), Ben Crooks (Injured), Mitch Garbutt (Injured), Rob Mulhern (Injured), Adam Quinlan (Injured), Ryan Brierley (Injured)

Questionable:

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors continued their strong start to the Super League restart as they earned their third win in a row with a solid victory over Castleford Tigers last week but they had to work hard for it after a slow start.
  • The Warriors found themselves 0-12 down but responded well to lead 16-12 at the break and despite temporarily going down to 12 men following Morgan Smithes’ yellow card, Wigan were able to run out 30-22 winners to maintain their spot at the top of the table.
  • Smithies will sit this game out after being cited for two separate incidents during the clash at the weekend and he will be joined on the sidelines by the injured George Burgess but in better news for Wigan, Oliver Gildart is named in the squad for the first time this season.

21-man squad: Bibby, Bourouh, J. Burgess, Byrne, Clark, Farrell, Flower, French, Gildart, Greenwood, Hankinson, Hardaker, Hastings, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, Partington, Powell, Jo. Shorrocks, Smith, Wells

Unavailable: Tony Clubb (Injured), Sean O’Loughlin (Injured), Jake Shorrocks (Injured), Liam Marshall (Injured), George Burgess (Injured), Morgan Smithies (Suspended)

Questionable: Oliver Gildart

THE PREDICTION

Hull KR and Wigan Warriors could both make big changes to their teams this week as they attempt to manage their respective workloads ahead of a gruelling period. Rovers sit bottom of the Super League table having lost their last seven league games and it does not get any easier for them having faced reigning champions St. Helens last week. They now take on top of the table Wigan who have won all three of their games since the restart and with the Warriors looking to maintain their winning run, they should be too good for Rovers with the margin of victory likely to be at least 16 points.

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