2019 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 9th August, 19:45

Where is Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR taking place? The DW Stadium

What channel is Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR on in the UK? Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR 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 Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR?

Wigan Warriors – https://www.eticketing.co.uk/wiganwarriors/Events/Index

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

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

Head Coach: Adrian Lam

Squad: Burgess, Byrne, Clubb, Farrell, Flower, French, Gildart, Greenwood, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Marshall, Navarrete, Partington, Powell, Sammut, Sarginson, Smithies, Williams

Unavailable: Gabe Hamlin, Dom Manfredi, Tom Davies, Joe Bullock, Bevan French

  • Wigan were able to grind out a valuable win as they defeated play-off rivals Hull FC by the narrowest of margins last week as a Zak Hardaker drop goal separated the two teams in the 14-15 victory.

  • The Warriors suffered an injury blow with the news that Sean O'Loughlin will be out for at least six weeks with a pectoral issue but Ben Flower and Joe Greenwood are both fit enough to return this week.

  • Bevan French is also in line for his Wigan debut after he was named in the 19-man squad for the first time since arriving from Parramatta with Chris Hankinson and Jake Shorrocks dropping out from last week.

HULL KR

Head Coach: Tony Smith

Squad: Addy, Atkin, Crooks, Dagger, Drinkwater, Hadley, Hauraki, Keinhorst, Lawler, Lewis, Litten, Masoe, McGuire, Mulhern, Murray, Quinlan, Shaw, Tomkins, Trout

Unavailable: James Greenwood, Matt Parcell, Kane Linnett, Craig Hall, Mitch Garbutt

  • Hull KR secured a superb win in golden point over Castleford last week to boost their hopes of staying up thanks to a valuable two points but face a tough trip to in-form Wigan as they look to back that win up.

  • Rovers were hoping have Kane Linnett back following a minor calf issue last week but he is still missing whilst influential prop Mitch Garbutt will also be sidelined again along with Craig Hall.

  • Young halfback Mikey Lewis could make his debut if selected having been named in the 19-man squad along with fellow youngster Will Dagger whilst Kyle Trout will make his club debut after signing from Dewsbury this week.

THE PREDICTION

Wigan showed glimpses of their superb defence that helped them to last season's Grand Final and more repeats of that could leave the Warriors in with a shout again this year. They face a Hull KR side that claimed a vital win last week and will pose a threat but the Warriors can come out on top. Wigan can still finish in second but cannot afford any slip-ups with games running out and should be able to continue their good run of form with another victory here.

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