Super League preview: Widnes Vikings v Hull KR
Last Updated: 01/09/13 2:27pm
Widnes will be looking to carry on from their shock win over Warrington last time out when they entertain Hull KR on Sunday.
The Vikings caused a huge upset back on August 15 when they defeated the Wolves 16-6 on their travels, despite being down to 12 men in the second half following a red card for Hep Cahill.
That result was soured slightly by the news that hooker Grant Gore had suffered a broken knee cap at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
With Jon Clarke also absent for this weekend, coach Denis Betts will have to decide who takes over the hooking duties for the clash with the Robins.
Lloyd White is a strong candidate for the job as he returns from a lengthy injury absence, while forwards Ben Cross and Gareth Hock are also fit again to boos Widnes' pack.
Cahill, meanwhile, is ruled out through suspension as the Vikings look to end their home campaign on a high.
Hull KR look likely to stick with the team that toppled Leeds Rhinos last time out, a result that helped secure their place in the play-offs.
Rich Beaumont and George Griffin are vying to take the place of Jason Netherton, who is out with a hip injury but could be back for the regular season finale against London Broncos.
Robins boss Craig Sandercock could hand a recall to Alex Brown after the winger was named in the visitors 19-man squad.
Widnes: Ah Van, Allen, K. Brown, Cross, Hanbury, Hulme, Hock, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Craven, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, White, Winterstein.
Hull KR: Hall, Gleeson, D. Hodgson, Burns, Dobson, Tuimavave, J. Hodgson, Mika, Lovegrove, Withers, Walker, Salter, Caro, Cox, Beaumont, Green, Griffin, Brown, Ollett.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield Wildcats26 - 16Hull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington Wolves17 - 6Wigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds Rhinos46 - 18St Helens
Sun 5th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Hull K R
Hull FC0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Thu 9th Jul
Wigan WarriorsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 10th Jul
St HelensvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 12th Jul
Hull FC0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Hull K R
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 16th Jul
Warrington WolvesvsSt Helens
Fri 17th Jul
Hull K RvsHull FC
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 18th Jul
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
Sun 19th Jul
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Thu 23rd Jul
Hull FCvsWigan Warriors
Fri 24th Jul
St Helens0 - 0Hull K R
Sun 26th Jul
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Warrington Wolves
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