Monday, 1 April 2013

Wigan v Hull KR preview

Despite claiming a superb derby win over St Helens only three days ago, Wigan continue their packed Easter weekend with a trip up to Hull KR, a place that holds happy memories for the Warriors as they claimed the League Leaders shield there both in 2010 and 2012.

Last season's match will mainly be remembered as possibly the greatest comeback in Super League history as Wigan fell 26-0 behind, pulled back to 32-12 down and mounted a miracle in the final 15 minutes to win 42-36 with Pat Richards and Josh Charnley sealing the win.

No trophy can be won this afternoon but Wigan can go two points clear at the top of the table while a win for Hull KR would take them as high as third if results go their way so even though we are only in round ten both sides are looking good.

Wigan are unchanged from Friday and Hull KR still have Dobson and Burns sidelined as Beharrel come into the squad.

Hull KR -Liam Salter, Alex Brown, Adam Walker, Graeme Horne, George Griffin, Sam Latus, Con Mika, Evarn Tuimavave, Kris Welham, Matthew Beharrell, Craig Hall, Mickey Paea, Keal Carlile, Jordan Cox, Omari Caro, Richard Beaumont, Greg Eden,Rhys Lovegrove,Josh Hodgson.

Wigan- Greg Burke, Josh Charnley, Dom Crosby, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Darrell Goulding, Blake Green, Jack Hughes, Rhodri Lloyd, Michael McIlorum, Sean O'Loughlin, Pat Richards, Tom Spencer, Matty Smith, Scott Taylor, Iain Thornley, Logan Tomkins, Sam Tomkins, Chris Tuson.

Good conditions are forecast and with both buoyant after comfortable wins on Good Friday, I think a Wigan win but a narrow one so Hull KR 18 Wigan 30