Hull KR vs Huddersfield Giants Super League Round 19 Preview

A repeat scoreline of the last time these two teams met seems highly unlikely ( 38/6 for the robins ) as a resurgent Giants look to be ticking all the boxes under New coach Simon Woolford .

Woolford has invested in the dual talents of Olly Russell and Matty English and keep an eye out for English in this game against a very experienced and solid rovers front row .

This lad has many admirers and it will be a challenge for him handling old stager scruton and man mountain masoe, neither of whom are likely to offer this young gun a free range .

Rovers have struggled to his a consistent period of form this year although last weeks draw against Castleford Tigers certainly highlighted their potential . Coach Tim Sheens has appeared to have been on a recruitment drive all year but at least he has Joel Tomkins on board for this game .

For Rovers blockbusting winger Justin Carney  remains unavailable due to injury and he will be missed. On the plus side Danny Mcguire is likely to feature and tommy lee and Robbie Mulhern return after injury
Matty Marsh, Elliot Wallis and Aaron Smith all stand down from the rovers nineteen .

This is the final game of Danny brough”s 3 game ban and it will be interesting to see if he retains his place . The giants are looking like a good bet for the top eight

I think this game will be fairly close and the rovers have two half backs in Mcguire and atkin who will put plenty of high balls into the giants in goal area.however after recent performances I expect the youthful power of Matty English to take this game by 6-10 points

Hull kr likely team
1 Quinlan 2 shaw 3 Salter 4 Blair 5 Vaivai 6 Mcguire 7 Atkin 8 Scruton
9 Lunt 10 Masoe 11 Tomkins 12 Greenwood 13 Kavanagh

Substitutes from Clarkson ,Donaldson , jewitt, Lee, Mulhern , Tickle

Giants likely team
1 Rankin 2 McIntosh 3 Gaskell 4 Cudjoe 5 mcgilveray 6 Turner 7 Russell 8 Lawrence 9 leeming 10 English 11 Mellor 12 Murphy 13 Hinchcliffe.

Subs from Hewitt , Ikahihifo ,Roberts , Smith O’Brien , wood.


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