Super League: Hull KR host St Helen's at KC Lightstream Stadium
Last Updated: 06/07/14 12:19pm
Caretaker boss Chris Chester takes charge of Hull KR for the visit of Super League leaders St Helen’s on Sunday.
Assistant Chester has been given the temporary reins after the Robins sacked head coach Craig Sandercock on Thursday following just seven wins in Super League so far this season, which has left the club sitting outside the top eight.
Experience winger David Hodgson hopes the side can build on the positives of their narrow 26-22 defeat to Huddersfield last time as they bid to get themselves back on track for the play-offs, with the ninth-placed Robins sitting three points off eighth-placed Widnes, although they have a game in hand.
Hodgson told the club’s official website: “It’s tight on the table, especially around where we are at the minute.
“We could have done with a win against Huddersfield, it would have kept us up there and kept a little bit of a gap to a few other teams, but we’ve got to work hard from here.
“We’ve got some tough games coming up but if we play half as good as we did against the Giants and fix up a few little things, we should go alright.
“Hopefully we can pick up a few more wins and keep us moving towards the top eight.”
Chester makes two changes to the side that lost to Huddersfield, with Kevin Larroyer returning from injury and Omari Caro recalled in place of Ade Gardner.
Gary Wheeler and Jordan Hand are back for Saints, although full-back Shannon McDonnell has not made the squad after joining the Super League leaders for the remainder of the season as a free agent.
Hull K R: Burns, Carlile, Caro, Cox, Eden, Esslemont, Green, Hall, D. Hodgson, J. Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Larroyer, Lovegrove, Netherton, Ollett, A. Walker, Welham, Weyman.
St Helens: Makinson, Turner, Jones, Swift, Hohaia, Masoe, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Soliola, Wilkin, Manu, Flanagan, Wellens, Walmsley, Percival, Wheeler, Richards, Thompson, Hand.
First Utility Super League
Tue 30th Jun
Hull K R34 - 28Salford Red Devils
Wed 1st Jul
Wakefield WildcatsvsHull FC
Thu 2nd Jul
Warrington WolvesvsWigan Warriors
Fri 3rd Jul
Leeds RhinosvsSt 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 Helens0 - 0Huddersfield 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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