Match preview: Hull KR v Warrington Wolves
Hull Kingston Rovers and Warrington lock horns in one of five all-Super League clashes this weekend, with the Wolves looking to continue their rich recent history in the famous tournament.
With Matthew Russell easing himself back to full fitness for the Wolves, the visitors are likely to be considered as favourites for their trip to East Hull – where they won a dramatic cup quarter-final back in 2010.
Greg Eden returns to the fold for Hull Kingston Rovers for the clash – but there is still no Craig Hall, who is injured. Jamie Langley is also injured for the Robins.
Hull KR: Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Eden, Gardner, Green, Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Netherton, Salter, Walker, Weyman, Welham.
Warrington: Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, Evans, Evans, Grix, Higham, Hill, Laithwaite, Monaghan, Monaghan, Myler, Ormsby, Riley, Ratchford, Russell, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.
Hull KR have won their last two home meetings with Warrington, with the Wolves’ last away win against the Robins coming 46-16 on 19 June, 2011.
Simon Grix needs one appearance to reach 200 for his career. Grix has played 168 games for Warrington since 2006 and was previously with Halifax, where he made 29 appearances (2003-2004). He has also represented Ireland twice (2010 European Cup).
Warrington are easing back into form with the season now well underway. And, with the likes of Russell and Ratchford starting to strike up relationships, the Wolves would be good value for the win.