Burns: Time to hit some form

Hull KR stand-off Travis Burns want to make up for missed opportunities by defeating derby rivals Hull FC at the Magic Weekend on Saturday.

Rovers have dropped three points over the past two weekends, losing 34-29 at home to Widnes before a 16-16 draw with Salford last time out.

Attention now turns to the Etihad Stadium and the Magic Weekend, where Rovers were beaten in controversial circumstances by their city rivals last season.

Burns said: “We didn’t get the points last year, so we’re hoping to turn the tide this year.

“We gave away three points in the last two weeks, and the worst thing for us is that other results have probably gone our way. Apart from St Helens and Leeds, who are putting a bit of daylight between them and the rest, from 5th/6th spot there’s only a few points in it.

“It’s very tight, and it’s going to get interesting, so it’s a good time to hit some form.”

Hull KR have already claimed the derby bragging rights in 2014, Craig Hall scoring the decisive drop goal in a 21-20 win at the KC Lightstream Stadium back in April.

This derby clashes with Hull City football club’s appearance in the FA Cup final, where they will take on Arsenal at Wembley, at the same time the city’s two rugby league clubs go head to head at the Etihad.

Burns added: “I don’t follow the football really. I’ve always liked the Hull team to go well, but don’t get in to it that much. I’m hoping that Hull City can win the cup on Saturday and we can beat FC, then it will be a good weekend.

“The city has a good fanbase with football and rugby league teams, and they are very passionate fans. Only one set is going to be happy, and hopefully it’ll be the KR fans!

“We managed to get a win against them last time out, so hopefully we can carry that in to this one. The derbies are always the biggest games of the year for us, and last year at Magic, it was a really good atmosphere. The other fans have always got a bit of interest in the derby, as its a good spectacle.”

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