Super League preview: Wigan v Hull KR

Champions Wigan will be looking to bounce back from their last-minute defeat to Castleford, as Hull KR visit the DW Stadium.

The away side are still searching for their first win of the campaign, and after last week’s defeat to St Helens it is not likely to get much easier against the Warriors.

Captain Sean O’Loughlin is back in head coach Shaun Wane’s squad, and Logan Tomkins will also start, with young scrum-half George Williams on the bench.

The youngest Tomkins will replace the suspended Michael McIlorum at hooker, whilst other changes see Darrell Goulding and Jack Hughes come in for Dan Sarginson and John Bateman.

Rovers will give a debut to experienced winger Ade Gardner following his arrival on loan from St Helens, as he takes over from the injured Craig Hall.

Loose forward Neville Costigan returns after illness but Rhys Lovegrove is ruled out.

Wigan

Squad: Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, Dudson, L. Farrell, Flower, Goulding, Green, Hughes, James, O’Loughlin, Pettybourne, Smith, Taylor, Thornley, Tomkins, Williams.

Last match: Lost 36-31 away at Castleford

Hull KR

Squad: Burns, Carlile, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Eden, Gardner, Green, J. Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Langley, Larroyer, Netherton, Poore, Salter, A. Walker, Welham, Weyman.

Last match: Lost 38-18 away at St Helens

Previous 10 meetings

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)

Wigan 42, Hull KR 18 (SLPSF, 17/9/10)

Hull KR 18, Wigan 38 (SLR26, 22/8/10)

Wigan 32, Hull KR 6 (SLR2, 12/2/10)

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