2020 Super League – St. Helens vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is St. Helens vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 11th September, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is St. Helens vs Hull KR taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What is the expected weather for St. Helens vs Hull KR? 16c, cloudy

What channel is St. Helens vs Hull KR on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream St. Helens vs Hull KR? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Where can I get tickets for St. Helens vs Hull KR? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Hull KR 18-32 St. Helens

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. HELENS

  • St. Helens proved to be far too good for Huddersfield Giants last week as they produced a superb display to rack up over 50 points with Saints managing to earn the huge win despite missing two key playmakers.
  • Theo Fages and James Roby were both absent for Saints but they could feature here, although some of the younger members of the St. Helens squad put in some impressive displays and will hope to retain their place in the side.
  • Saints have defended superbly well since the restart and last week’s 54-6 win means they have conceded just 30 points across those five games and they will be very difficult to beat if they can maintain their average of six points allowed per game.

21-man squad: Amor, Ashworth, Batchelor, Bentley, Coote, Costello, Fages, Grace, Graham, Knowles, Lees, Lomax, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Naiqama, Peyroux, Roby, Simm, Smith, Taia, Walmsley, Welsby

Unavailable: Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival

Questionable: Theo Fages

HULL KR

  • Hull KR produced their best performance of the season as they claimed a well-deserved victory over Wigan Warriors last week in a huge shock and they will hope to put in another eye-catching display as they take on St. Helens.
  • Bottom of the table Rovers were comfortable victors over the side that went into the game as league leaders as they ran in six tries in the 34-18 success and they will hold no fear ahead of this clash.
  • They are adapting to their new playing style every week and will look to build on it once again here with a similar side to last week having made just one alteration to their 21-man squad as Jamie Ellis makes way for Mitch Garbutt.

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

Unavailable: Mose Masoe, Ben Crooks, Adam Quinlan, Ryan Brierley, Robbie Mulhern, Jamie Ellis

Questionable: Mitch Garbutt

THE PREDICTION

Hull KR have caught the eye with their ambitious offloading since Super League returned and it yielded their first victory since the resumption last week as the bottom side shocked the then league leaders Wigan Warriors. It was no less than Rovers deserved as they dominated the Warriors but they will face a tough task at backing that up as they take on St. Helens. Saints were ruthless in their demolition of Huddersfield Giants last week and whilst they should be capable of winning again, a high-scoring affair looks likely with at least 48 points on the cards in this one.

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