2019 Super League – Hull KR vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Hull KR vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Sunday 18th August, 15:00

Where is Hull KR vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? KCOM Craven Park

What channel is Hull KR vs Wakefield Trinity on in the UK? Hull KR vs Wakefield Trinity 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 Wakefield Trinity?

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

Wakefield Trinity – https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tony Smith

Squad: Addy, Atkin, Crooks, Drinkwater, Garbutt, Hadley, Hall, Hauraki, Keinhorst, Linnett, Litten, Masoe, McGuire, Mulhern, Murray, Quinlan, Shaw, Tomkins, Trout

Unavailable: James Greenwood, Matt Parcell,

  • Hull KR were competitive against Wigan but fell away in the second half to remain in trouble at the bottom of the table with them entering this game level on points with bottom side London following their win over Catalans on Saturday.
  • Rovers were hoping to have on-loan Leeds hooker Matt Parcell back this week following a spell on the sidelines with a shoulder injury but he has failed to prove his fitness once again which is a big blow for the club.

  • In better news for Rovers, they are boosted by the return of key trio Craig Hall, Mitch Garbutt and Kane Linnett with Will Dagger, George Lawler and Mikey Lewis making way whilst Danny McGuire should also return to the side after he was a late withdrawal last week.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arundel, Batchelor, Brough, Crowther, England, Escaré, Green, Hampshire, Jones-Bishop, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Randell, Tangata, Tanginoa, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Tom Johnstone, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, George King, David Fifita

  • Wakefield lost for a fifth successive game as they ended last week just two points off the bottom of the table when losing to Hull FC and now come into this game level on points at the bottom after London’s win over Catalans.

  • Trinity will have on-loan Hull FC prop Chris Green at their disposal for this game after he was ineligible to face his parent club last week but his inclusion is tempered by the loss of the blockbusting David Fifita whose season is over after undergoing surgery.

  • Jordan Crowther is back in the 19-man squad following a short injury lay-off and he replaces Pauli Pauli who failed to make the matchday 17 last week with the man-mountain appearing to be out of favour.

THE PREDICTION

This is a mammoth game between two teams battling to avoid relegation. Both Hull KR and Wakefield are stuck on 18 points and following London’s win over Catalans on Saturday night, they are level on points with the Broncos. Rovers earned a valuable win in their last home game against Castleford and may be able to do so again in this one but the pressure will be huge on both teams and the team that handle it the best will come out on top.

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