Warrington boss Daryl Powell on ‘dangerous’ Hull KR and perfect game for his side

Drew Darbyshire
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Warrington coach Daryl Powell knows his side will have to be at their best if they are to come away with the win against the high-flying Hull KR on Friday.

League leaders Warrington host third-placed Hull KR in the a mouth-watering Super League clash at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night.

Powell was full of praise for Willie Peters and the job he’s doing with the Robins, who have won their last six matches.

The Wolves boss told Love Rugby League: “I think they’ve been really good. I was talking to Willie the other day at the coaches meeting that we had, I think he’s done a really good job, I like the way he speaks.

“I think the Hull KR job is a really good job and I think he’s built on the foundations that Tony (Smith) had built over a couple of years and they look great.

“They are working super hard for each other, the standards are high and they are defending really well. If you look at some of the defensive stats they’re top of, they are conceding the least metres per set in the competition.

“They’re good and have got dangerous players. A sign of a good team is that it doesn’t matter who’s in there, they play pretty well so they’re in a good place.

“They’ve won their last six games I think and it’ll be a really tough game. I think it’s the perfect game for us at this point.”

Warrington coach Daryl Powell highlights Hull KR danger men

Powell says he is a keen admirer of Hull KR’s rotating hookers Matt Parcell and Jez Litten.

He added: “Obviously they’ve lost a couple of key players in (Jordan) Abdull and (Lachlan) Coote, so that’s forced a re-shuffle. I thought (Rowan) Milnes was pretty good last week.

“Both nines – Litten and Parcell – are both really dangerous and really challenge you and they run consistently.

“They are different players but have both got really strong skill sets. I like Litten, I think he’s got a great skill base and to be able to play half last week and he did against us last year – he’s a good player.

“Their pack is tough and dangerous. I just think they’ve got good players. They don’t have massive stars but they’ve got high quality players in most positions.

“As a team they are really solid, that’s the biggest thing I’ll say about them, their biggest threat is how strong they look as a team and we have to match that.”

The Wolves face the Robins at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday night, 8pm kick-off.

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