Hull KR and Huddersfield have both announced their 21-man squads for Friday night’s Super League Round Three clash at Craven Park (KO 7:45pm).
It was Challenge Cup heartbreak for Rovers last week as they relinquished a 32-18 lead to lose 33-32 to Castleford after four periods of golden point.
It’s the second time in their first three games KR have lost by a point, following their 29-28 opening weekend defeat to Catalans which was compounded by a 25-0 loss to St Helens the week after.
Huddersfield, meanwhile, gave Ian Watson his first victory as Giants boss in the Cup last week with a convincing 36-18 performance against Leigh.
They’re still yet to register a league win, though, with losses to Hull FC and Catalans so far.
The game will be available to watch on Sky Sports Arena, with coverage starting at 7:30pm.
Hull Kingston Rovers
KR have again named a 20-man squad this week, with just one change as Korbin Sims, who was a late call up last week after passing concussion protocols, replacing Will Dagger. Tony Smith remains without Elliot Minchella (knee), Brad Takairangi (hamstring), Will Maher (hamstring), Joe Keyes (back) and Matty Storton (concussion) through injury.
20-man squad: 1 Adam Quinlan, 2 Ben Crooks, 3 Greg Minikin, 4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 5 Ryan Hall, 7 Jordan Abdull, 8 Albert Vete, 9 Matt Parcell, 10 Korbin Sims, 12 Kane Linnett, 13 Dean Hadley, 14 Jez Litten, 15 George Lawler, 16 George King, 20 Mikey Lewis, 23 Ethan Ryan, 25 Rowan Milnes, 27 Luis Johnson, 28 Muizz Mustapha, 33 Jimmy Keinhorst.
Aidan Sezer is back in the 21 after missing out the Giants’ first three games with a niggling injury. Young Irish prop Ronan Michael is also included for the first time this season, with Owen Trout and Oliver Russell dropping out. There’s still no Joe Greenwood (suspended), Ricky Leutele (hand), Ashton Golding (shoulder), Olly Ashall-Bott (shoulder) and Joe Wardle.
21-man squad: 2 Jermaine McGillvary, 3 Jake Wardle, 5 Darnell McIntosh, 6 Lee Gaskell, 7 Aidan Sezer, 8 Luke Yates, 9 Adam O’Brien, 10 Michael Lawrence, 11 Kenny Edwards, 13 Josh Jones, 14 Matty English, 16 Jack Cogger, 17 Chris McQueen, 18 Jack Ashworth, 19 James Cunningham, 20 Oliver Wilson, 21 Leroy Cudjoe, 22 James Gavet, 24 Louis Senior, 27 Sam Wood, 29 Ronan Michael.