SL Preview: Wigan v Hull KR

Wigan will be looking for revenge for their early season defeat at Hull KR, but will have to do so without Anthony Gelling.

That victory sparked a run of form for the Robins which has faltered in the last couple of weeks, with defeats coming at Catalans last week, and

They will be missing Josh Mantellato, who will be attending his brother’s wedding this weekend, in Australia.

James Donaldson and Shaun Lunt are included in Chris Chester’s squad, as is former Wigan player Greg Burke.

Ryan Sutton is added to the Wigan squad, while Sam Powell is also included.

Prediction: Wigan are unbeaten at home this season, and it should stay that way, with the Warriors winning a close game by six points.

Wigan (19-man squad): Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Clubb, Crosby, L. Farrell, Flower, Hampshire, Manfredi, McIlorum, Mossop, Patrick, Powell, Sarginson, Smith, Sutton, Tautai, J. Tomkins, Williams.

Hull KR (19-man squad): Blair, Boudebza, Burke, Campese, Cockayne, Dixon, Donaldson, Esslemont, Green, Horne, Kelly, Larroyer, Lunt, McCarthy, Ollett, Sio, Tilse, Walker, Welham.


Wigan have won their last six home meetings with Hull KR. The Robins’ last away win against the Warriors was 20-12 on 15 May, 2009.

Wigan have the longest winning streak in Super League, having won their last three matches. Their last defeat was 24-18 at Salford on 6 April.

Super League Summary:

Wigan won 14 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)

Hull KR won five

One draw

Wigan highest score: 84-6 (A, 2013) (also widest margin)

Hull KR highest score: 39-22 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)

Last 10 Meetings:

Hull KR 22, Wigan 20 (SLR3, 1/3/15)
Hull KR 14, Wigan 14 (SLR24, 14/8/14)
Wigan 34, Hull KR 20 (SLR5, 14/3/14)
Wigan 21, Hull KR 16 (SLR23, 2/8/13)
Hull KR 14, Wigan 46 (CCR5, 12/5/13)
Hull KR 6, Wigan 84 (SLR10, 1/4/13)
Hull KR 36, Wigan 42 (SLR26, 2/9/12)
Wigan 36, Hull KR 22 (SLR13, 4/5/12)
Wigan 40, Hull KR 6 (SLR15, 30/5/11)
Hull KR 16, Wigan 28 (SLR10, 15/4/11)

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