Challenge Cup Preview: Hull KR v Warrington

Albert Kelly returns to the Rovers squad after being rested for the thrashing at St Helens last week.

French back rower Kevin Larroyer is also included, after missing the trip to Langtree Park last week.

Ken Sio is also named in Chris Chester’s 19-man squad, and is expected to play this week, after being a non-playing squad member at Saints.

Scotland full-back Matty Russell misses out for Warrington after picking up an ankle injury in the Wolves’ game against Castleford.

Back rower Ben Westwood begins a two-game suspension. Rhys Evans returns to the squad, having not played since the World Club Series at the beginning of the season.

Hull KR (19-man squad): Blair, Boudebza, Chisholm, Cockayne, Dixon, Donaldson, Green, Horne, Kelly, Larroyer, Lunt, McCarthy, Mantellato, Puletua, Salter, Sio, Tilse, Walker, Welham

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Atkins, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, England, Evans, Harrison, Hill, Monaghan, Myler, O’Brien, Ormsby, Penny, Philbin, Ratchford, Sims, Wheeler, Wilde

Stats:

Hull Kingston Rovers are appearing in their 13th Challenge Cup semi-final, having won five and lost seven of their previous semi-finals.

Warrington are appearing in their 34th Challenge Cup semi-final, having won 16 and lost 17 of their previous semi-finals.

Kris Welham needs three tries to reach 100 for Hull KR. Welham has touched down 97 times in 182 games for the Robins since 2006.

Previous Challenge Cup Meetings:

2014 (Round 4) Hull KR 24 Warrington 28
2009 (Quarter Final) Hull KR 24 Warrington 25 (after golden point extra time)
2007 (Round 4) Warrington 38 Hull KR 10
2006 (Quarter Final) Hull KR 40 Warrington 36
1989 (Quarter Final) Hull KR 4 Warrington 30
1980 (Quarter Final) Hull KR 23 Warrington 11
1950 (Round 1, First Leg) Hull KR 2 Warrington 12
1950 (Round 1, Second Leg) Warrington 24 Hull KR 4
1949 (Round 1, First Leg) Warrington 17 Hull KR 7
1949 (Round 1, Second Leg) Hull KR 5 Warrington 28
1932 (Round 1) Warrington 4 Hull KR 2
1928 (Round 2) Hull KR 0 Warrington 5
1913 (Round 2) Warrington 13 Hull KR 6
1912 (Round 2) Hull KR 3 Warrington 3
1912 (Round 2, Replay) Warrington 3 Hull KR 0
1905 (FINAL) Hull KR 0 Warrington 6 (at Headingley, Leeds)

Last 10 Meetings:

Hull KR 36, Warrington 10 (SLR19, 19/6/15)
Warrington 32, Hull KR 24 (SLR4, 8/3/15)
Hull KR 4, Warrington 34 (SLR16, 13/6/14)
Warrington 12, Hull KR 25 (SLR8, 11/4/14)
Hull KR 24, Warrington 28 (CCR4, 6/4/14)
Warrington 34, Hull KR 6 (SLR22, 21/7/13)
Hull KR 26, Warrington 12 (SLR5, 3/3/13)
Hull KR 23, Warrington 22 (SLR16, 3/6/12)
Warrington 42, Hull KR 10 (SLR4, 26/2/12)
Hull KR 16, Warrington 46 (SLR18, 19/6/11)

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