2021 Super League – Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR taking place? Friday 18th June, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

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

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

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

Where can I stream Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR? Wigan Warriors vs Hull KR cannot be streamed live in the UK

THE TEAM NEWS

WIGAN WARRIORS

  • Wigan Warriors come into this clash with Hull KR on the back of huge loss to Catalans Dragons with that 48-0 defeat at the forefront of their minds during their recent period without a game.
  • Last week’s contest with Huddersfield Giants was postponed because of COVID-19 issues within the Huddersfield camp so the Warriors have had plenty of time to dwell on that loss but in their bid to right the wrongs of that showing, they will be without the suspended Zak Hardaker.

20-man squad: Bateman, Bibby, Bullock, Byrne, Farrell, Gildart, Hanley, Hastings, Havard, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, Marshall, Partington, Pearce-Paul, Powell, Shorrocks, Singleton, Smith, Smithies

Unavailable: Jai Field, Tony Clubb, Bevan French, Zak Hardaker

Questionable: Oliver Gildart, Liam Marshall, Willie Isa

HULL KR

  • Hull KR made it back-to-back wins as they notched 40 points for the second game in succession and they will believe that they can upset Wigan Warriors in this contest on the back of their solid run of form.
  • Rovers have won five of their last seven matches but they have suffered some disruption this week with Rowan Milnes going down with COVID-19 so he misses out which offers Mikey Lewis a route back into the fold.

21-man squad: Abdull, Crooks, Hadley, Hall, Johnson, Keinhorst, Kenny-Dowall, King, Lawler, Lewis, Linnett, Litten, Maher, Minikin, Mustapha, Parcell, Quinlan, Sims, Storton, Takairangi, Vete

Unavailable: Elliot Minchella, Ethan Ryan, Rowan Milnes

Questionable: Jordan Abdull, Dean Hadley, George Lawler

THE PREDICTION

Wigan Warriors were blown away by Catalans Dragons last time out as they suffered their first league defeat of the campaign. They have had plenty of time to stew on that result and it is likely that they will come out all guns blazing as they attempt to put that loss behind them. However, they come up against an in-form Hull KR who arrive with five wins in their last seven and they have hit 40 points in their last two outings. The away side could feel a backlash from the hosts but with points hard to come by for Wigan so far this season, a low-scoring encounter should ensue here with no more than 46 points set to be scored.

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