Wigan boss identifies Hull KR’s biggest threats ahead of Thursday’s clash

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Wigan head coach Matt Peet has identified who he thinks will be Hull KR’s biggest threats during this Thursday’s Super League clash.

The Warriors head into the game following a 42-12 battering against Leeds at Headingley Stadium.

Danny McGuire’s side go in following an impressive 30-22 victory over Warrington, having found themselves 22-12 down with just 15 minutes to go.

However, the win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium came with a cost. Jimmy Keinhorst failed a head injury assessment and will miss Thursday’s fixture. Greg Richards suffered a hamstring injury, while Mikey Lewis was forced form the field in the second half and was later seen on crutches.

Previewing Thursday’s televised clash, Peet highlighted his opposition’s danger men.

Wigan coach Matt Peet previews Hull KR clash

“Since Danny McGuire has taken over, one thing they have shown is energy and enthusiasm,” Peet said in his weekly press conference.

“In some ways, you could say it’s a similar challenge [to Leeds] in that it’s a team full of athletic ability and a really powerful backline who will come and challenge you in those key departments. 

“They’ve shown the last couple of weeks, they play with plenty of spirit.”

Asked about Rovers’ key men, Peet responded: “I think Ryan Hall and Shaun Kenny-Dowall on that left edge are two experienced players who have such speed and power and get them rolling forward.

“They’re such threats. The two dummy-halves as well, particularly if Mikey Lewis isn’t fit. I think even more that they’re going to build their game around the speed of the ruck. They have some exciting players.”

Peet confirmed no new injuries to his side. Patrick Mago is set to return for the fixture at the DW Stadium. The Wigan boss will also give some younger players their opportunity.

“We’re going to freshen things up a little bit,” Peet added.

“We’re going to give some players an opportunity. We’ll be giving people a chance who have been working hard in the background.”

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