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Match preview: Hull Kingston Rovers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Match preview: Hull Kingston Rovers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

by: Aaron Bower, March 30, 2014, 11:15 am

Both Hull KR and Wakefield will be looking for much-needed points to drag them away from the relegation zone this Sunday, as the two sides meet in a crunch encounter at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

Rovers finally got their first win of the season at the sixth attempt last week, as they managed to defeat Bradford. And they will fancy their chances of making it two wins on the bounce against a Wakefield side who have suffered somewhat of a dip in form.

The Wildcats have lost their last two, but like the Robins, will fancy their chances of a big win to hoist themselves away from danger at the foot of the Super League table.

The Squads
Hull KR: Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Eden, Gardner, Green, J Hodgson, Keating, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Netherton, Ollett, Salter, A Walker, Welham, Weyman.

Wakefield: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Lyne, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Tautai, Smith, Raleigh, Siejka, Sammut, Scruton, Riley.

The Stats
Wakefield’s Dean Collis has scored a try in each of the Wildcats’ last three meetings with Hull KR.

Hull KR’s Ben Cockayne (1-2-3-1) has scored tries in the last four fixtures between the sides – but all for Wakefield.

Wakefield’s Peter Fox needs two tries to reach 150 career touchdowns. His total of 148 has been scored as follows: 40 for York (2005-2006), 56 for Hull KR (2008-2011), 45 for Wakefield (2007 & 2012-2014) and 7 for England (2008-2009).

The Prediction
Perhaps one of the toughest games of the weekend to call, this. However, the Wildcats are starting to get their squad together after a slow start, and could quite easily be the side who take the spoils back to West Yorkshire.

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