Sunday, 12 May 2013

Challenge Cup sees Wigan return to Hull KR

This afternoon sees Wigan visit Hull KR in the Challenge Cup fifth round with Rovers hoping to avenge the record 84-6 loss they suffered in their last meeting with the Warriors.

Since that humiliating defeat just over a month ago, KR have bounced back magnificently with a duo of defeats over St Helens including knocking them out of the Challenge Cup and are gunning for revenge against Wigan.

Wigan are missing the sidelined Smith and Gelling but welcome back Richards who will hopefully return to the kicking duties and Charnley goes into the tie needing only six points to reach 500 in his Wigan colours in what will be his 81st game. 

Hull KR: Salter, Caro, Walker, Green, Griffin, Paterson, Mika, Burns, Horne, Withers, Hall, Paea, Carlile, Lovegrove, Dobson, D Hodgson, Eden, Beaumont, J Hodgson.

Wigan Warriors: Burke, Charnley, Crosby, Farrell, Flower, Goulding, Green, Hansen, Hughes, Lauaki, McIlorum, Mossop, O'Loughlin, Powell, Richards, Taylor, Thornley, L Tomkins, S Tomkins.

So far this round we have already seen surprise exits for Bradford and Leeds so I am slightly cautious about Wigan as clear winners and as such will got for Hull KR 18 Wigan 30.