Hull KR hit with blow as four players ruled out of Salford clash

Josh McAllister
Hull KR Lachlan Coote vs Wigan, News Images.

Hull KR will be without four first-team players for their trip to the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday to face Salford Red Devils. 

Ryan Hall, 35, misses the fixture due to a rib injury picked up in the opening weekend win over Wigan. The winger scored the club’s first try of the 2023 Super League season, but did not return to action for the second half in the 27-18 victory.

Rhys Kennedy also misses out due to a head knock sustained in the win over the Warriors. The 28-year-old forward was forced from the field on his official debut, and later failed a HIA.

In another major blow, full-back Lachlan Coote has not been included in the side’s 21-man squad. The club has confirmed that the Scotland international will miss the game with a minor hamstring strain.

Coote, 32, suffered with the same injury throughout the 2022 campaign, limiting him to 17 appearances last year.

Meanwhile, forward Matty Storton, 23, misses out after sustaining a foot injury against Wigan at Craven Park.

There could be two debutants for Hull KR, with Louis Senior and Sam Luckley named in the 21-man squad. 

Hull KR have won the previous four outings against Salford.

Salford team news

For Salford, winger Joe Burgess returns to Paul Rowley’s squad. He was forced to watch from the sidelines as the Red Devils picked up a 20-10 victory over Leigh.

Rowley also provided positive news on the injury front for Danny Addy. The Scotland international trained with the side for the first time on Monday since suffering a season-ending injury last July.

The head coach says Addy and new recruit Andrew Dixon are around two or three weeks away from returning to the field.

Hull KR: Ryan, Opacic, Kenny-Dowall, Abdull, Sue, Parcell, King, Halton, Linnett, Minchella, Litten, Batchelor, Keinhorst, Dagger, Lewis, Hadley, Senior, Wood, Johnson, Luckley, Laulu-Togaga’e.

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Watkins, Lafai, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Ormondroyd, Ackers, Vuniyayawa, Stone, Partington, Atkin, Dupree, Wright, Gerrard, Longstaff, Bourouh, Williams, Costello, Cross.

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