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Match preview: Hull KR v Bradford Bulls

Match preview: Hull KR v Bradford Bulls

by: Aaron Bower, March 21, 2014, 3:49 pm

Two sides struggling at the wrong end of the Super League table meet in East Hull on Sunday, as Hull Kingston Rovers take on bottom-placed Bradford Bulls.

Jamie Langley comes up against his former club and on-loan winger Ade Gardner is set for his home debut.

Matty Blythe is set to make his first appearance of the season for Bradford after recovering from a hand injury.

Prop Anthony Mullally is also back, having been ineligible to face parent club Huddersfield last weekend, but Chev Walker is suspended. Adam Sidlow is expected to feature for the Bulls after missing last weekend’s game against the Giants due to illness.

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

Bradford Bulls: Donaldson, Henry, Wood, Purtell, Gale, Kear, Olbison, Sidlow, Bridge, Mullally, Sutcliffe, Blythe, Roberts, Manuokafoa, Addy, Foster, Diskin, Kearney, O’Brien.

The Stats
Ade Gardner – who is set to make his home debut for the Robins this weekend – could bring up a pair of milestones on Sunday.

Gardner is four tries away from 150 in his career, having scored 146 times for St Helens. He is yet to get off the mark for his loan side. He will also bring up 250 appearances this weekend.

The Prediction
A tough game to call – perhaps the toughest of the weekend – but home advantage could be the swinging factor for the Robins in a titanic tussle at the bottom of the league.

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