2020 Super League – Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 9th October, 2020 – 18:15 (UK)

Where is Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR taking place? Stade Gilbert Brutus

What is the expected weather for Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR? 19c, partly cloudy

What channel is Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR on? This game will not be shown live on TV

Where can I stream Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR? Season ticket holders can stream the match via the OurLeague app

Where can I get tickets for Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Catalans Dragons 6-24 Hull KR

THE TEAM NEWS

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans Dragons started poorly in their match against Wakefield Trinity last week but they turned the game around in superb fashion as they made it back-to-back wins to get their play-off hopes back on track.
  • The Dragons trailed 0-8 beyond the 30-minute mark but turned that around to lead 12-8 at the break and then scored another 28 in the second half without reply as they turned on the style.
  • Matt Whitley is missing from the team that turned over Wakefield at the weekend but it is otherwise a strong squad for the French side.

21-man squad: Baitieri, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Davies, Drinkwater, Folau, Garcia, Goudemand, Jullien, Kasiano, Langi, Maloney, McIlorum, Mead, Moa, Mourgue, Seguier, J. Tomkins, S. Tomkins, Yaha

Unavailable: Mickael Simon, Lucas Albert, Lewis Tierney, Matt Whitley

Questionable:

HULL KR

  • Hull KR lost for the fourth game in succession in all competitions as they were defeated by Huddersfield Giants last week and Rovers will be desperate to end their poor run having won just one of their last eleven Super League matches.
  • A slow start from Rovers proved to be their downfall as they trailed 18-0 at the break and although they managed to narrow the margin with an improved second half display, they were unable to get their noses in front as they fell to a 32-22 loss.
  • Rovers have a host of players unavailable and their woes were worsened with the loss of Elliot Minchella through suspension but Tony Smith could hand Rowan Milnes and George King their debuts after they were named in the 21-man squad for the first time.

21-man squad: Abdull, Crooks, Garbutt, Ellis, Gee, Harrison, Hauraki, Kenny-Dowall, King, Lawler, Lewis, Linnett, Livett, Maher, Milnes, Parcell, Peteru, Rawsthorne, Storton, Tate, Trout

Unavailable: Mose Masoe, Adam Quinlan, Will Dagger, Ethan Ryan, Dean Hadley, Elliot Minchella, Greg Minikin, Robbie Mulhern, , Ryan Brierley, Jez Litten, Daniel Murray

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THE PREDICTION

Catalans Dragons started this round of matches in the top four and they will hope to solidify their spot with another victory here as they host Hull KR. The French outfit have won back-to-back matches and will be confident of further success as they come up against a Rovers side that have managed just two victories so far this season. They battled back well in their loss to Huddersfield Giants last week but ultimately fell short and will need to put in a complete 80-minute performance to come away with anything from this trip. However, Catalans showed a real ruthless side in the second half of their win over Wakefield Trinity last week and the Dragons should be able to win a third straight game with the margin likely to be at least 14.

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