Aaron Sutcliffe takes a look at the Super League Round 13 Previews and Predictions.
Hull Kingston Rovers vs Leeds Rhinos
Venue: Halliwell Jones Stadium
Kick-off: Thursday 24th September, 2:45pm
Last Five Results: Leeds 48-18 Hull KR (18/09/20), Leeds 52-10 Hull KR (14/02/20), Leeds 16-32 Hull KR (12/07/19), Leeds 28-24 Hull KR (28/04/19), Hull KR 45-26 Leeds (04/04/19)
Hull KR and Leeds meet for the second time in under a week on Thursday night at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, after the Rhinos hammered Rovers 48-18 in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals last weekend.
Rovers have named Jimmy Keinhorst in their squad for the first time this season, with Ryan Brierley also returning from injury. Will Dagger, Matty Storton and Ethan Ryan are all sidelined, which means Will Tate could make his senior debut for the club.
The Rhinos recall Adam Cuthbertson and Brett Ferres to their squad who are without four players due to Covid-19 and track and trace protocols, with Brad Dwyer, Konrad Hurrell, Bodene Thompson and Corey Hall all self-isolating.
Despite Leeds looking far superior to the Robins at the weekend, Tony Smith’s side have performed well in Super League lately and should continue their resurgence on Thursday night. The Rhinos may have won their last two league matches, but have lacked consistency since the restart, that said, they will nevertheless fancy their chances having beaten Rovers in their last outing.