Hull KR kept their top eight hopes still alive with a dramatic win at Widnes last week, but only a win against a very tough Warrington side will sustain their fight. Read the lowdown on their Friday night clash here:
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Hull KR go into the Super League fixture on the back of a three-match winning streak and will be hoping to give the East Hull faithful even more fireworks than Little Mix did last Friday!
KR have recalled Lee Jewitt and Junior Vaivai for the Friday night encounter, both having been missing through injury.
Prop Jewitt has been out for almost a month with groin and back problems, whereas tough centre Vaivai returns after undergoing recent nose surgery.
But the hosts are without Justin Carney and Joel Tomkins due to ankle and knee injuries respectively.
Hull KR 19-man squad: Quinian, Vaivai, McGuire, Scruton, Lunt, Masoe, Blair, Greenwood, Kavanagh, Jewitt, Donaldson, Clarkson, Mulhern, Salter, Atkin, Oakes, Tickle, Wallis, Tomkins.
Warrington also make two changes, with Morgan Smith and Pat Moran coming in for Bryson Goodwin and Ben Westwood.
The Wolves, who sit fourth in the Super League table, were involved in a thrilling 22-22 draw with Catalans Dragons in their last outing and will be hoping to repeat their attacking quality at KCOM Craven Park tomorrow night.
Warrington Wolves 19-man squad: Akauloa, K Brown, M Brown, Charnley, Clark, Cooper, Hull, Hughes, G King, T King, Lineham, Livett, Moran, Patton, Philbin, Pomeroy, Ratchford, Roberts, Smith.
HEAD TO HEAD
Warrington usually prevail as victors in this Super League fixture, although it has not always been as easy as the scoreboards made it seem. The Wolves mauled the Robins 40-26 back in April, but having won just one of their last three away games this promises to be a much closer battle.
As previously stated, the hosts go into the fixture having won three games on the bounce and having displayed some sumptuous attacking plays in that nail-biting win in Liverpool last time out, they will be convinced that they can avenge their defeat in the Spring.
KEY BATTLE- Danny Tickle vs Tyrone Roberts
With both sides capable of attacking brilliance coupled with grit in defence, this match could well be decided by the boots of these two men. Tickle made four goals on Saturday, and Roberts went one better and kicked five to ensure his side came away from their enthralling meeting with Catalans with a point on Thursday. Thus, you wouldn’t bet against either man producing the goods again this week.
However, Tickle is also a major threat for the hosts in open play too, as highlighted by his brilliant try at a crucial time in last week’s showdown at Widnes. It’s safe to say that, if one of these two have an off day, their team will do too.
THE IMPORTANT DETAILS
Date: Friday 20th July 2018
Venue: KCOM Craven Park
Kick-off: 20:00 BST
Referee: L. Moore
WHO WILL WIN?
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