SL preview: Leeds v Hull KR (Fri)

Ryan Hall is back in contention for Leeds, as they look to continue their recent form against Hull KR on Friday night.

The Rhinos, who have won their last four in Super League, also have another Ryan back in the squad, as prop forward Bailey returns from a thumb infection.

Bailey’s ‘Bash Brother’ Brett Delaney remains sidelined however, as do Joel Moon, Danny McGuire and Jamie Jones Buchanan.

For Rovers Greg Eden has been ruled out for the season, but Lincoln Withers is available for head coach Craig Sandercock, after serving a suspension.

Rhys Lovegrove will be given a late fitness test, while Graeme Horne and Cory Paterson are definitely unavailable.

Leeds 19-man squad: Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Hall, Burrow, Leuluai, McShane, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Bailey, Kirke, Clarkson, Moore, Singleton, Sutcliffe, Foster, Minchella, Duckworth.

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

Prediction: The two teams are in opposite form, with Leeds peaking for the end of season run-in. Home win.

Stats:

Leeds have won their last four meetings with Hull KR, with the Robins’ last victory against the Rhinos coming 38-28 at Craven Park on 9 April, 2011.

2013 meeting – Hull KR 10-44 Leeds (SLR13, 28/4/13)

Super League summary:

Leeds won 11 (includes win in 2009 play-offs)

Hull KR won 4

Leeds highest score: 44-8 (H, 2009 QPO), 44-14 (H, 2011), 44-10 (A, 2013) (Widest margin: 44-8, H, 2009 QPO)

Hull KR highest score: 38-28 (H, 2011) (Widest margin: 25-6, H, 2010)

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