Date: Thursday, 07 May
Venue: KC Lightstream Stadium
Hull KR 19 man squad: Kieran Dixon, Ben Cockayne, Josh Mantellato, Ken Sio, Albert Kelly, Adam Walker, Kevin Larroyer, Graeme Horne, Tyrone McCarthy, James Donaldson, Kris Welham, James Green, Aaron Ollett, Jordan Cox, Terry Campese, John Boudebza, Josh Guzdek, Connor Robinson, Dane Tilse.
Wakefield 19 man squad: Scott Anderson, Chris Annakin, Joe Arundel, Jordan Crowther, Pita Godinet, Craig Hall, Tom Johnstone, Ben Kavanagh, Ali Lauitiiti, Reece Lyne, Paul McShane, Jacob Miller, Jon Molloy, Matt Ryan, Chris Riley, Nick Scruton, Mickael Simon, Daniel Smith, Tim Smith.
Last Five Meetings
Wakefield 44-24 Hull KR – Round 2, 2015
Wakefield 18-42 Hull KR – Round 27, 2014
Hull KR 44-6 Wakefield – Round 7, 2014
Hull KR 44-18 – Round 15, 2013
Wakefield 36-20 Hull KR – Round 2, 2013
Both Hull KR and Wakefield will be looking to resurrect their seasons this Thursday when the sides meet at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Both teams suffered heavy defeats last weekend, with Rovers being humiliated 60-0 away to Wigan and the Wildcats losing 44-4 to St Helens.
The loss to Saints was Wakefield’s 10th consecutive defeat in the league and James Webster’s side are running out of time to save their hopes of Super League survival.
Craig Hall is named in Wakefield’s 19-man squad after recovering from an achilles injury, while Scott Anderson and Chris Annakin will both feature should they pass a fitness test on Wednesday.
Three consecutive defeats in the league has seen Hull KR drop to 10th in the table but there is good news for Robins fans as Terry Campese is fit to return to captain the side.
Leading points scorer Josh Mantellato is available after best-man duty at his brother’s wedding saw him miss the defeat to Wigan. Kevin Larroyer pulled up in the warm-up last Thursday but is set to feature. Prop Jordan Cox is also named in the squad after returning from a month’s loan at Huddersfield.
Shaun Lunt is still out however and is joined on the sidelines by Greg Burke (ankle) and Maurice Blair (hamstring).
The Robins were the last team to be beaten by Wakefield in the league back in Round 2 and the Wildcats will be hoping for a repeat performance on Thursday.
It’ll be close but I’m predicting Wakefield to secure their third win of the season. The Wildcats by 8.