September 29, 2021 10:26 AM
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Ash Wheldon

2021 Super League – Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR taking place? Thursday 30th September, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

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

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

What channel is Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

THE TEAM NEWS

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • Catalans Dragons earned the week off thanks to finishing top of Super League and they will hope to make their rest count as they bid to make it to Old Trafford for a shot at winning their first Grand Final.
  • The Dragons did not end the season in the best of form having lost their last two and they will also be sweating on the fitness of Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel favourite Sam Tomkins with the fullback picking up a knee injury in his side’s loss to Wigan Warriors last time out.

21-man squad: Mourgue, Davies, Langi, Whare, Yaha, Maloney, Drinkwater, Dudson, McIlorum, Bousquet, Whitley, McMeeken, Garcia, Jullien, Goudemand, Laguerre, J. Tomkins, Chan, Kasiano, S. Tomkins, Dezaria

HULL KR

  • Hull KR produced a huge upset as they stunned Warrington Wolves in their play-off clash week, nilling their opponents as they took full advantage of a plethora of errors to keep their hopes of making the Grand Final alive.
  • Rovers ran out 0-19 winners in that game and fully deserved their success but they will have to go up another level for this trip to the south of France, although they could be boosted by the return to winger Ryan Hall who will be hoping to pass a late fitness test.

21-man squad: Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Abdull, Vete, Sims, Takairangi, Linnett, Litten, Lawler, King, Storton, Dagger, Lewis, Keyes, Maher, Johnson, Mustapha, Tate, Whur, Keinhorst

THE PREDICTION

It will be a great story for whichever side progresses to next week’s showpiece at Old Trafford from this semi-final between Catalans Dragons and Hull KR. The French outfit lifted the League Leaders’ Shield after a superb campaign but they will be desperate to build on that with success in the Grand Final. Hull KR on the other hand have turned their fortunes around having finished with the wooden spoon last season and after such a solid showing to see off Warrington Wolves last week, they will hold no fear. The away side are capable of prevailing here but with a raucous home crowd backing the Dragons, it is the hosts that can earn a spot in their maiden Grand Final.

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