SL Preview: St Helens v Hull KR

Hull KR travel to St Helens clinging onto faint hopes of making the top eight, though it looks highly unlikely.

As well as beating Saints heavily, Rovers are also relying on Leeds giving the Catalans Dragons a real hiding at Headingley.

New signing Dane Chisholm is included in the Rovers squad, with Albert Kelly missing out. Kevin Larroyer is serving a one-match ban.

Saints are missing skipper Jon Wilkin, who has a broken thumb. Atelea Vea returns following a shoulder injury.

St Helens (19-man squad): Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Walsh, Masoe, Amor, Vea, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Flanagan, Percival, Thompson, Richards, Greenwood, Dawson, Savelio, Charnock, Quinlan.

Hull KR (19-man squad): Dixon, Cockayne, Mantellato, Sio, Blair, Walker, Horne, McCarthy, Donaldson, Burke, Salter, Welham, Green, Ollett, Boudebza, Lunt, Tilse, Puletua, Chisholm.


Kris Welham needs three tries to reach 100 for Hull KR. Welham has touched down 97 times in 181 games for the Robins since 2006.

Jordan Turner needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 99 has been scored as follows: 24 for Salford (2006-2009), 34 for Hull FC (2010-2012), 39 for St Helens (2013-2015) and two for England Knights (2012).

Mose Masoe has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 54. Masoe made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-18 win against Hull KR at Langtree Park on 7 March, 2014. He is an ever-present in the St Helens side since then.

Super League Summary:

St Helens won nine (includes win in 2013 play-offs)
Hull KR won nine
One draw
St Helens highest score: 68-12 (H, 2010) (also widest margin)
Hull KR highest score: 40-10 (H, 2014) (also widest margin)

Last 10 meetings:

Hull KR 24, St Helens 22 (SLR7, 27/3/15)
Hull KR 40, St Helens 10 (SLR19, 6/7/14)
St Helens 38, Hull KR 18 (SLR4, 7/3/14)
St Helens 46, Hull KR 10 (SLEPO, 14/9/13)
St Helens 12, Hull KR 24 (SLR20, 28/6/13)
Hull KR 26, St Helens 18 (CCR4, 20/4/13)
Hull KR 22, St Helens 14 (SLR11, 7/4/13)
St Helens 34, Hull KR 28 (SLR19, 29/6/12)
Hull KR 36, St Helens 36 (SLR3, 19/2/12)
Hull KR 24, St Helens 22 (SLR25, 21/8/11)

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