SL preview: Hull KR v Hull FC (Sun)

Hull FC coach Peter Gentle has made one change to his squad for Sunday’s derby against Hull KR at MS3 Craven Park.

Veteran prop Andy Lynch misses out with a minor leg injury and his place is taken by fellow front-rower Paul Johnson.

For the home side prop Mickey Paea misses out, with back row George Griffin included instead.

Outside back Omari Caro is back in head caoch Craig Sandercock’s 19-man selection, while Lincoln Withers will not feature in the Round 24 clash.

Hull KR 19-man squad: Salter, Netherton, Walker, Gleeson, Tuimavave, Cox, Mika, Burns, Carlile, Beaumont, Hall, Griffin, D. Hodgson, Lovegrove, Dobson, Caro, Eden, Hepi, J. Hodgson.

Hull FC 19-man squad: Arundel, T. Briscoe, Crookes, Ellis, Green, Heremaia, Houghton, Holdsworth, Johnson, Lineham, Miller, O’Meley, Pitts, Shaul, Tickle, Watts, Whiting, Westerman, Yeaman.

Prediction: Derby matches, especially with these two sides, are very unpredictable. Hull FC have the momentum though. Away win.


Michael Dobson needs one appearance to reach 150 for Hull Kingston Rovers.

Dobson scored two tries on his Robins debut – a 22-8 win against Harlequins at Craven Park on 25 May, 2008.

2013 meeting – Hull FC 22-16 Hull KR (SLR16, 25/5/13)

Super League summary:

Hull KR won 12 (includes win in 2010 play-offs)

Hull FC won 9

Hull KR highest score: 42-6 (A, 2007) (also widest margin)

Hull FC highest score: 44-18 (H, 2008) (Widest margin: 36-6, H, 2012)

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