Huddersfield vs Hull KR SUper League Round 6 Preview

Hull KR come into round 6 feeling more than a little hard done by, a late penalty call costing them a draw to bottom of the table Catalans, Huddersfield on the other hand made light work of their opponents, Widnes, in Round 5.

The 2016 season was the last time these two sides faced off, the head to heads going 2-1 in the Giants favour, interestingly the last two meetings between these two sides were settled by only 1 point. The Giants are currently sit in 9th place in the Super League table on 4 points, just one spot above Hull KR in 10th on 2 points. Tim Sheens will be hoping that the injustice of last weeks' loss will be enough to fire up his squad in this fixture.
The Robins are still without key player Shaun Lunt after he sustained a nasty gash to his knee that ruled him out of the Catalans game, Danny Tickle is dropped from the 19 man squad and replaced by George Lawler. The Giants are also relatively unchanged, Michael Lawerence is dropped and replaced Jordan Turner.

Hull KR - Adam Quinlan, Thomas Minns, Andrew Heffernan, Ryan Shaw, Danny McGuire, Nick Scruton, Mose Masoe, Maurice Blair, James Greenwood, Ben Kavanagh, James Donaldson, Chris Clarkson, Geroge Lawler, Tommy Lee, Robbie Mulhern, Liam Salter, Chris Atkin, Jordan Walne, Justin Carney.

Huddersfield Giants - Jake Mamo, Jermaine McGilvary, Jordan Turner, Aaron Murphy, Lee Gaskell, Danny Brough, Serbastine Ikahihifo, Kruise Leeming, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Dale Ferguson, Jordan Rankin, Oliver Roberts, Ukuma Ta'ai, Paul Clough, Adam O'Brien, Alex Mellor, Darnell McIntosh, Tyler Dickinson, Sam Wood.

I'm expecting a fairly close game from these two sides, Hull KR have a fight on their hands to keep pace with the middle of the pack, letting the team that sits just one place above them before kick off get a further march on them would really intensify the already difficult task of avoiding the bottom 4. Huddersfield tend to struggle against sides that they should realistically beat, which is why I expect this one to be a tough fixture, however, I will back Huddersfield to take the win by a narrow margin of 0-6 points.



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