2021 Super League – Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction
When is Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 17th September, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)
Where is Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR taking place? Emerald Headingley Stadium
Where can I get tickets for Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR? Click here for the official Super League ticket section
What channel is Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR on? Sky Sports Arena
Where can I stream Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app
THE TEAM NEWS
- Leeds Rhinos were woeful, particularly in the first half, of their clash with St. Helens last week and their play-off hopes now hang in the balance ahead of this clash with top six rivals Hull KR.
- The 40-6 loss to Saints could have been a lot worse than the scoreline suggests and there will have been a lot of soul searching for the squad this week ahead of this must-win contest.
21-man squad: T. Briscoe, Newman, Hurrell, Handley, Lui, Leeming, Prior, Martin, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Holroyd, Thompson, A. Sutcliffe, Walters, L. Briscoe, Donaldson, O’Connor, Broadbent, Gannon, Johnson
- Hull KR put themselves into a solid position to finish in the top six by overcoming play-off rivals Castleford Tigers last week and they now know that a win over Leeds Rhinos would secure their spot.
- Rovers overturned a half-time deficit to see off the Tigers but they suffered a double injury blow during that contest with outside backs Ryan Hall and Greg Minikin being ruled out for the campaign, making their quest to make it three straight wins a tough one.
21-man squad: Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Abdull, Vete, Parcell, Sims, Takairangi, Linnett, Litten, King, Storton, Dagger, Lewis, Keyes, Milnes, Maher, Johnson, Mustapha, Tate, Whur, Keinhorst
Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR come into this contest knowing that a win
will secure their spot in the play-offs but it could be the end of the
road for the losers. If Castleford Tigers can win their game with
Warrington Wolves on Thursday, the pressure will fall on this pair
making it a winner-takes-all clash for the final place in the top six.
Leeds are likely to feel it most after a terrible showing last time out
against St. Helens and they must respond here. There is little to split
the pair with each winning four of their last eight Super League
meetings but coming into this with back-to-back wins, it is Rovers that
are favoured here with the benefit of a +6 start.