SL Preview: Hull KR v Warrington

Travis Burns could make his Hull KR debut after head coach Craig Sandercock made five changes to his squad for their home game with Warrington on Sunday.

Eager to put the 38-34 defeat to Salford behind them Sandercock has brought in Burns to the squad following the completion of his 12-match ban. Youngsters George Griffin, Sam Latus and Jordan Cox are included in the 19-man squad, whilst Alex Brown is named for the first time following his arrival from Batley.

Adam Walker misses the match after being handed a one game ban for fighting. Lincoln Withers suffered a broken toe in training while Omari Caro, James Green and Craig Hall are the other absentees.

Warrington Wolves will be looking for their third consecutive win after they beat Hull FC 24-10.

Tony Smith will be without joint Super League try scorer, Joel Monaghan through injury after he tore a stomach muscle.

Rhys Williams is also in the squad following his recall from the Salford City Reds.

Lee Briers, Adrian Morley and Ben Harrison all remain unavailable for first-team action.

Hull KR 19-man squad: Salter, Brown, Ferguson, Horne, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Burns, J Hodgson, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Dobson, D Hodgson, Eden, Lovegrove, Latus

Warrington Wolves 19-man squad: Atkins, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Evans, Grix, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, Laithwaite, McCarthy, M Monaghan, Myler, Ratchford, Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Williams, Wood

Prediction: Hull KR finally welcome Burns into the side but I still can’t see them getting a result.

Hull KR‘s Michael Dobson has scored points in eleven successive games against Warrington, last failing to score in the Robins’ 38-20 defeat at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on 15 June, 2008.

Warrington’s Brett Hodgson has scored points in his last seven matches against Hull KR – four for Warrington and three for Huddersfield. His streak began in the Giants’ 30-0 away win over the Robins on 21 February, 2010.

Super League summary:

Hull KR won 5
Warrington won 9
Hull KR highest score: 40-16 (H, 2009) (also widest margin)
Warrington highest score: 60-20 (A, 2007) (also widest margin)

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