Tetley's Challenge Cup match preview: Hull KR v St Helens
Last Updated: 20/04/13 2:25pm
Hull KR welcome St Helens to New Craven Park on Saturday for an all-Super League Challenge Cup showdown with a place in the fifth round up for grabs.
Rovers are boosted by the return of stand-off Travis Burns who is able to take his place in coach Craig Sandercock's 19-man squad following a three-week absence.
Greg Eden retains his place in the match-day squad after running in two tries for the Robins despite losing 50-30 to Huddersfield Giants in the Super League last weekend.
Meanwhile Saints coach Nathan Brown makes two changes to his squad as they travel across the Pennines; experienced duo Ade Gardener and Tony Puletua are welcome returnees.
Saturday's fixture sees the two sides meet for a fourth time in eight seasons in the Challenge Cup.
Hull have not beaten Saints in Challenge Cup rugby since 1985 when they triumphed 8-3 in a first-round clash. However, the hosts were victorious when the sides met earlier this month in Super League, the Robins securing a 22-14 win.
"We have learnt a fair bit about ourselves over the last two games. Last time we faced Hull KR it was a close contest," Brown said.
"We got penalised and spent a lot of time on try line so we know we can do well and improve."
Hull KR:Beaumont, Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cox, Dobson, Eden, Green, Griffin, Hall, Hodgson, Hodgson, Lovegrove, Mika, Paea, Paterson, Salter, Walker, Welham
St. Helens:Ashe, Clough, Forster, Gardner, Greenwood, Hohaia, Howarth, Jones, Laffranchi, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Meli, Percival, Puletua, Soliola, Turner, Walmsley, Wellens, Wilkin
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