SL Preview: Hull KR v Widnes

Widnes will be aiming to score at Craven Park for the first time in Super League when they meet Hull KR on Sunday.

The Vikings were beaten 36-0 in treacherous conditions last season, and return with a spring in their step, following a win against London and an encouraging performance last week against St Helens.

They are without prop Ben Cross, who will serve a one-match ban after being sent off in that match, and Cameron Phelps with a knee injury.

Rovers, meanwhile, are one of only two clubs yet to record a point this season, after they were beaten by Wakefield in front of the SKY TV cameras last week.

Lincoln Withers, hurt in the very first tackle of that match, is missing with a head injury, but both Kris Welham and youngster Chris Heil have been named in Craig Sandercock’s squad.

Stats:

Hull KR have won their last six meetings with Widnes, with the Vikings’ last victory being a 28-0 Northern Ford Premiership home success on 22 April, 2001.

Widnes are seeking their first away win against Hull KR in the summer era. They were last victorious at Craven Park on 28 November, 1993 – 32-10 in the Stones Bitter Championship. The Robins have won seven consecutive home matches with the Vikings since then.

Super League summary:

Hull KR won 2
Widnes won 0
Hull KR highest score: 36-0 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)
Widnes highest losing score: 26-32 (H, 2012)

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