Super League Preview: Hull KR v Wigan

Hull KR are without half-backs Michael Dobson and Travis Burns for Monday’s visit of new league leaders Wigan.

The Australian pair have been carrying knocks in recent games, and coach Craig Sandercock has decided that two games in four days is too much for them.

Both sides won their respective derby matches on Friday, with Wigan’s win lifting them to first place in Super League.

Wigan pair Blake Green and Scott Taylor will face their former club for the first time since their winter switches from Craven Park.

The Warriors have won the last nine matches between the two sides.

Hull KR 19-man squad: Salter, Brown, Walker, Horne, Griffin, Latus, Mika, Tuimavave, Welham, Beharrell, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Cox, Caro, Beaumont, Eden, Lovegrove, J Hodgson.

Wigan 19-man squad: Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Lloyd, Farrell, Flower, Goulding, Green, Hughes, McIlorum, O’Loughlin, Richards, Spencer, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, L Tomkins, S Tomkins, Tuson.

Prediction: The new leaders should make light work of a Rovers side without star man Dobson and others – away win.

Stats:

Wigan have won their last nine meetings with Hull KR. The Robins’ last win was 20-12 at the JJB Stadium (as it was then known) on 15 May, 2009.

The Warriors ended the Robins’ season with play-off successes in both 2009 and 2010.

Wigan have also triumphed on each of their last five visits to Craven Park, with Hull KR‘s last home win against the Warriors coming 39-22 on 13 July, 2008.

Super League summary:

Hull KR won 4
Wigan won 11 (includes wins in 2009 & 2010 play-offs)
Hull KR highest score: 39-22 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)
Wigan highest score: 42-18 (H, 2010 PSF); 42-36 (A, 2012) (Widest margin: 40-6, H, 2011)

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