SL Preview: Hull KR v Wakefield

Wakefield take a trip to Hull KR hoping to find some form, and Rovers’ last outing would seem to give them some hope.

Hull KR were destroyed by 60 points to nil at Wigan last week, though their team was heavily depleted by injuries.

The Robins are boosted for this game by the return of Josh Mantellato in the back line. The forward pack also receives some much-needed reinforcement in the shape of Jordan Cox, who has returned from a loan spell at Huddersfield.

Danny Washbrook misses out for Wakefield, but forwards Scott Anderson and Chris Annakin do return to James Webster‘s squad.

Former Robin Craig Hall will also be in Trinity’s squad, with the utility back having shaken off the effects of an Achilles tendon injury.

Prediction: Despite the Robins’ poor recent form, they should still be too strong for Trinity, especially with home advantage. Rovers to win by at least 12 points.

Hull KR (19-man squad): Boudebza, Campese, Cockayne, Cox, Dixon, Donaldson, Green, Guzdek, Horne, Kelly, Larroyer, McCarthy, Mantellato, Ollett, Robinson, Sio, Tilse, Walker, Welham.

Wakefield (19-man squad): Anderson, Annakin, Arundel, Crowther, Godinet, Hall, Johnstone, Kavanagh, Lauitiiti, Lyne, McShane, Miller, Molloy, Ryan, Riley, Scruton, Simon, D. Smith, T. Smith.


Adam Walker needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. Walker has played 62 games for Hull KR since 2013, and has previously made appearances for Huddersfield (5 games, 2011-2012), Barrow (16 loan games, 2011) and Swinton (7 loan games, 2012). He has also represented Scotland 9 times (2012-2014).  

Wakefield have lost their last ten Super League matches. Their last league win was 44-24 at home to Hull Kingston Rovers on 15 February.

Super League Summary:

Hull KR won eight

Wakefield won nine.

Hull KR highest score: 70-14 (H, 2011) (also widest margin)

Wakefield highest score: 44-24 (H, 2015) (also widest margin)

Last 10 Meetings:

Wakefield 44, Hull KR 24 (SLR2, 15/2/15)
Wakefield 18, Hull KR 42 (SLR27, 14/9/14)
Hull KR 44, Wakefield 6 (SLR7, 30/3/14)
Hull KR 44, Wakefield 18 (SLR15, 19/5/13)
Wakefield 36, Hull KR 20 (SLR2, 9/2/13)
Hull KR 30, Wakefield 31 (SLR25, 19/8/12)
Wakefield 10, Hull KR 22 (SLR2, 12/2/12)
Hull KR 70, Wakefield 14 (SLR20, 3/7/11)
Wakefield 26, Hull KR 24 (SLR13, 1/5/11)
Wakefield 14, Hull KR 46 (SLR20, 4/7/10)

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