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LADBROKES CHALLENGE CUP PREVIEW | Oldham Roughyeds vs Hull KR

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OLDHAM RLFC

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Oldham head coach Scott Naylor has made three changes to his 19-man squad.

Kieran Gill (knee cap), Adam Neal (head knock) and dual-reg Daniel Murray (unavailable) are out with Jack Holmes, Adam Jones and Matty Wilkinson replacing them.

Oldham 19-man squad: Bent, Bridge, Briscoe, Crook. Eccleston, Hewitt, Holmes, Hooley, Hughes, Jones, Joy, Kershaw, Langtree, McComb, Nelmes, Owen, Reid, Spencer, Wilkinson.

HULL KR

Hooker Shaun Lunt is set to be out for around eight weeks with a knee ligament injury.

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Head coach Tim Sheens has opted to leave out Danny McGuire, Justin Carney and Robbie Mulhern, with Josh Johnson, Will Oakes, Will Dagger and Joe Cator taking their places in the squad.

Hull KR 19-man squad: Quinlan, Vaivai, Shaw, Scruton, Masoe, Blair, Greenwood, Kavanagh, Donaldson, Lee, Marsh, Salter, Johnson, Atkin, Oakes, Dagger, Walne, Cator, Tickle.

HEAD TO HEAD

Last season in the Championship, Hull KR did the double over the Roughyeds, winning 48-0 at Craven Park and 32-24 at Bower Fold later on in the season.

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In 2016, when Oldham beat Rovers 36-22, 2015’s finallists, head coach at the time James Webster called their performance an “utter embarrassment”.

THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date: 22nd April 2018
Venue: Bower Fold
Kick-off: 3pm
Referee: Gareth Hewer

WHO WILL WIN?

Who will progress to the sixth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup?

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