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Hull Kingston Rovers vs St Helens

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Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium
Kick-off: Sunday 30th August, 1pm

Head-to-Head

Last Five Results: Hull KR 26-42 St http://gty.im/1263424698 Helens (05/05/19), St Helens 36-24 Hull KR (29/03/19), St Helens 26-4 Hull KR (08/06/18), Hull KR 6-30 St Helens (23/03/18), St Helens 48-16 Hull KR (17/06/16)

Preview

St Helens have won the last seven meetings between the two teams and are on a three-game winning streak since the restart, while Hull KR are looking to snap a six-game winless run, having lost to Warrington in their only outing post lockdown.

Tony Smith has recalled Greg Minikin, Ethan Ryan, Matthew Storton and Robbie Mulhern to his 21-man squad, with Ben Crooks missing until early October through a calf injury.

Kristian Woolf is without Tommy Makinson through suspension and Mark Percival through injury, which gives Matty Costello and Josh Simm a chance to impress in his 21-man squad. Dominique Peyroux returns in place of Joe Batchelor.

Prediction

Everything about this fixture points to a St Helens win, with Saints boasting an impressive recent record against the Robins and beating their last two opponents to nil. Rovers haven’t won a Super League game since the opening round of the season, but can play with some freedom at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, knowing their place in next season’s competition is assured.

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