Super League preview: Hull KR v Wakefield Wildcats
Last Updated: 30/03/14 2:39pm
Dean Collis (left): Welcome return for the Wildcats
Hull KR will be without veteran forward Jamie Langley for the visit of Wakefield on Sunday.
The 30-year-old will have to sit out the round seven fixture due to a hamstring injury he picked up in last week's defeat of his former club Bradford and will join the suspended Justin Poore on the sidelines.
Poore, who spent the 2013 season at Wakefield, picked up a three-match ban for a dangerous throw in last week's win, his second suspension of the season. The collective loss of both players is likely to be felt up front by Craig Sandercock's team.
Back in the 19-man squad for the Robins are exciting full-back Greg Eden, along with Rhys Lovegrove, Jason Netherton and academy product Aaron Ollett, who will be looking to add to his four first team appearances from 2013.
The Wildcats put up a bold showing despite a 16-24 reverse at home to joint leaders St Helens last weekend, a defeat that leaves them just outside the top eight.
Coach Richard Agar is boosted by the return of talented centre Dean Collis to his squad. Rovers know all about the threat that Collis presents after he scored tries in each of the last three meetings between the teams.
Danny Washbrook is also ready to resume hostilities for Wakefield, though on-loan threequarter Jimmy Keinhorst misses out.
The Super League head-to-head between the clubs has Wakefield nosing just ahead with eight wins from their 14 meetings, while Hull KR's Ben Cockayne has scored tries in each of the last four fixtures between them, though all of those were for the Wildcats.
Hull KR: Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Eden, Gardner, Green, J. Hodgson, Keating, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Netherton, Ollett, Salter, A. Walker, Welham, Weyman.
Wakefield: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Lyne, Sykes, Godinet, Anderson, McShane, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Ryan, Tautai, Smith, Raleigh, Siejka, Sammut, Scruton, Riley.
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 Giants32 - 14Hull K R
Hull FC31 - 24Wakefield Wildcats
Salford Red Devils18 - 14Catalans Dragons
Castleford Tigers34 - 20Widnes 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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Paul Anderson admitted his side only have themselves to blame after blowing a 14-4 lead to lose 33-14 to Warrington.
Hull KR won successive Super League games for the first time since July with a commanding 44-6 victory over Wakefield.
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