Hull KR go into the game in high spirits after thrashing Wakefield 44-18 last weekend while Hull pulled off an impressive away win at Warrington.
Hull FC head coach Peter Gentle has recalled fit again prop forward Liam Watts in just one change to his squad ahead of Saturday’s showdown. Watts could face his former club having recovered from an ankle injury sustained in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup victory against Wakefield Wildcats two weeks ago.
Hull FC 19-man squad: Bowden, Briscoe, Crookes, Crooks, Ellis, Green, Holdsworth, Heremaia, Horne, Houghton, Johnson, Lineham, Lynch, McDonnell, O’Meley, Pitts, Watts, Whiting, Yeaman.
Hull KR 19-man squad: Salter, Brown, Walker, George, Tuimavave, Cox, Mika, Burns, Horne, Withers, Hall, Paea, Hodgson. D, Lovegrove, Dobson, Welham, Eden, Beaumont, Hodgson. J.
Magic Weekend summary:
Hull FC: Won 1, Lost 5
Hull KR: Won 5, Lost 1
Super League summary:
Hull FC won 8
Hull KR won 12 (includes win in 2010 play-offs)
Hull FC highest score: 44-18 (H, 2008) (Widest margin: 36-6, H, 2012)
Hull KR highest score: 42-6 (A, 2007) (also widest margin)