2020 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 14th February, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium

What is the expected weather for Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR? 8c in cloudy skies

What channel is Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR on? Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR? Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR cannot be streamed live in the UK

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Leeds Rhinos 16-32 Hull KR

THE TEAM NEWS

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds remain without a win in 2020 after their second game of the season against Huddersfield was called off because of the stormy weather and they will be hoping that their enforced week off does not see them caught cold this week.
  • The Rhinos were set to be without Stevie Ward last time out and the extra week between matches has not been enough to allow him to come back into the fold with the Leeds captain still suffering from the effects of a head knock.
  • Ava Seumanufagai is in line to make his first appearance of the season after he was left frustrated by last week’s postponement but despite the Rhinos actively scouring the market for new players, they have so far been unable to add to their squad.

21-man squad: L. Briscoe, Cuthbertson, Donaldson, Dwyer, Evans, Gale, Handley, Holroyd, Hurrell, Lui, Martin, McLelland, Mellor, Myler, Newman, Oledzki, Prior, Seumanufagai, Smith, L. Sutcliffe, Walker

Unavailable: Tom Briscoe (Injured), Kruise Leeming (Injured), Alex Sutcliffe (Injured), Dom Crosby (Injured), Stevie Ward (Injured)

Questionable:

HULL KR

  • Hull KR were right in the game with local rivals Hull FC for most of the match but fell away in the final 20 minutes as they suffered defeat.
  • Hooker Matt Parcell could make his return for Rovers this week after he was named in the 21-man squad for the first time this season but there will be no Adam Quinlan after the fullback was forced off with an ankle injury last week.
  • Mitch Garbutt will also be on the sidelines once again after he sat out last week’s game and he is replaced in the squad by Joe Keyes who will be hoping to make his debut following his arrival from Bradford in the off-season.

21-man squad: Abdull, Brierley, Crooks, Dagger, Ellis, Gee, Hadley, Kenny-Dowall, Keyes, Lawler, Linnett, Litten, Livett, Maher, Minchella, Minikin, Mulhern, Murray, Parcell, Storton, Trout

Unavailable: Mose Masoe (Injured), Weller Hauraki (Injured), Mitch Garbutt (Injured), Adam Quinlan (Injured)

Questionable: Matt Parcell (Injured), Jordan Abdull (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Leeds were denied the chance to right the wrongs of their loss to Hull FC in round 1 as their game with Huddersfield did not go ahead last week. Hull KR also lost out to the Black and Whites in the Hull derby last week but showed some good signs in attack and they look set to give the ball some air once again which should result in this game going over 40.5 points.

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