Hull KR v Catalans: Predicted line-ups and late injury news

For the third time this season, Hull KR and Catalans do battle and if it’s half as good as their last two encounters it should be some game. The Dragons are looking to keep their record-breaking winning run alive whilst Hull KR need a win to keep their play-off position strong.

I can’t see Tony Smith making many changes to his team. The big question for me is where Brad Takairangi plays. Will he remain in the halves or will he move back to centre to allow Rowan Milnes to return to the side? If he moves to the centre, who will miss out Ben Crooks or Greg Minikin? It’s a nice headache for Smith to have but other than that he’ll likely keep things the same. It’ll be interesting to see who out of Matt Parcell and Jez Litten starts.

Catalans are in a different boat with the likes of Tom Davies, Julian Bousquet and Matt Whitley dropping out. That means Arthur Mourgue could very well move to the wing following the return of James Maloney and Michael McIlorum forcing Steve McNamara to find a way to fit all three into the side and Davies’ absence could allow him to do so with ease. I can see Joel Tomkins starting at prop and Benjamin Jullien at second-row. Meanwhile, Mickael Goudemand will start at loose-forward as he celebrates his new deal.

Hull KR
1 Adam Quinlan
2 Ben Crooks
11 Brad Takairangi
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5 Ryan Hall
25 Rowan Milnes
7 Jordan Abdull
15 George Lawler
14 Jez Litten
26 Will Maher
12 Kane Linnett
27 Luis Johnson
13 Dean Hadley
Substitutes
8 Albert Vete
9 Matt Parcell
10 Korbin Sims
16 George King

Catalans
29 Sam Tomkins
1 Arthur Mourgue
4 Dean Whare
3 Samisoni Langi
5 Fouad Yaha
6 James Maloney
7 Josh Drinkwater
8 Gil Dudson
14 Alrix Da Costa
22 Joel Tomkins
15 Benjamin Jullien
12 Mike McMeeken
17 Mickael Goudemand
Substitutes
9 Michael McIlorum
16 Paul Seguier
27 Joe Chan
28 Sam Kasiano

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