Decimated Hull KR name 16-man squad for derby

Danny McGuire Hull KR SWpix
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Hull KR interim boss Danny McGuire has only managed to name a 16-man squad for this Saturday’s derby against rivals Hull at the MKM Stadium.

The club previously announced that 29 players are unavailable through injury, suspensions or international representation. It forced the Super League side to also cancel their reserves derby this Friday, scheduled for Craven park.

The club’s first team face Hull FC in their Super League derby this Saturday at the MKM Stadium in the final round of the regular season.

Korbin Sims would have been the Robins’ 17th man for the game. However, the former NRL forward has been forced to retire one game early due to a three-match suspension. He had planned to make the derby his final game to conclude his 10-year professional career.

Meanwhile, Hull FC boss Brett Hodgson has been fortunate enough to name a 21-man squad for the fixture on Saturday.

They are boosted by the returns of Danny Houghton and Darnell McIntosh, who could both make their returns for injury.

Hodgson will also be without 14 players due to injury and suspensions. Kane Evans (knee), Connor Wynne (Achilles), Brad Fash (suspension), Manu Ma’u (arm), Joe Lovodua (knee), Adam Swift (leg), Carlos Tuimavave (Achilles), Josh Griffin (quad), Andre Savelio (knee), Joe Cator (Achilles), Jack Brown (shoulder), Jack Walker (foot), Charlie Severs (shoulder) and Callum Rutland (ankle).

Hull: Connor, McIntosh, Gale, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Lane, McNamara, Johnstone, Scott, Vulikijapani, Taylor, Barron, Balmforth, Litten, Laidlaw, Longstaff, Martin, Smith, Armstrong, Gardiner.

Hull KR: Hall, Vete, King, Linnett, Storton, Minchella, Keinhorst, Milnes, Ryan, Wood, Halton, Tate, Laulu-Togaga’e, Moore, Fishwick, Barley.

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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