Hull KR vs Leigh Centurions: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

The beauty of the cup is that it throws up battles like this one.

One of the Championship’s most exciting sides travel across to take on a Super League side full of stars. Both full of confidence they’ll certainly put on a show.

Leigh have a history of upsetting Super League sides in the cup as they did in 2015 whilst Hull KR, a side capable of beating anyone on their day, will back themselves to go far in and maybe even win the competition making this an interesting battle.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 15:00.

There is sadly no TV coverage but highlights will be available online.

Predicted Line-ups

Hull KR
Hull KR’s major news is the potential return of Ben Crooks and a cup game may be the ideal time to re-introduce the winger allowing Sam Wood to move into the centres. Ethan Ryan and Jimmy Keinhorst are both options out wide as well. There may also be a return for Kane Linnett at second-row whilst matt Parcell could return having missed the trip to Catalans last week through illness.

19 Will Dagger
2 Ben Crooks
24 Sam Wood
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5 Ryan Hall
20 Mikey Lewis
7 Jordan Abdull
26 Tom Garratt
9 Matt Parcell
10 George King
12 Kane Linnett
13 Matty Storton
17 Elliot Minchella
Substitutes
8 Albert Vete
14 Jez Litten
25 Greg Richards
27 Frankie Halton

Leigh Centurions
Leigh’s difficulties are in the forwards. With James Bell returning to St Helens and Mark Ioane injured following the win over Halifax, Adrian Lam’s options in the middle are limited maybe even forcing him to include outside backs on the bench rather than forwards. As for the rest of the team, it will likely remain the same following some impressive performances recently from the likes of Nene MacDonald and Caleb Aekins.

1 Caleb Aekins
23 Krisnan Inu
4 Nene MacDonald
16 Ed Chamberlain
3 Keanan Brand
6 Ben Reynolds
7 Joe Mellor
8 Adam Sidlow
9 Aaron Smith
13 Tom Amone
11 Joe Wardle
12 Sam Stone
18 John Asiata
Substitutes
2 Jy Hitchcox
20 Kieran Dixon
17 Jacob Jones
15 Ata Hingano

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