Hull KR vs St Helens: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

Last Friday, we saw more of the Hull KR we saw last season as they picked up their first win of the campaign. The Robins were back to their old selves and playing dangerous rugby and that does pose a threat to the Champions St Helens.

However, elsewhere on Friday night the Saints secured a third consecutive win to start the season. They conceded just four points against Wakefield taking it to just 18 points conceded all season so the Saints will take some beating.

That being said, they’ll be taking on one of the players who underpinned their recent threepeat in the shape of Lachlan Coote which only adds more to this intriguing contest.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 8pm at Craven Park.

Unfortunately, there will not be any live coverage of this game but highlights will be available on BBC’s Super League Show and the Super League YouTube channel.

Predicted line-ups

Hull KR
The Robins have the massive boost of Lachlan Coote’s return whilst their forward pack may also be reinforced this week with Tony Smith potentially turning to experienced heads like Albert Vete, Dean Hadley and Korbin Sims to provide impact off the bench. Alongside them, Jez Litten will also provide some bite as he and fellow hooker Matt Parcell look to cause St Helens problems. Elliot Minchella will again feature this time against the side who he got injured against last season ending his campaign in Round Two.

1 Lachlan Coote
24 Sam Wood
3 Brad Takairangi
4 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5 Ryan Hall
20 Mikey Lewis
7 Jordan Abdull
10 George King
9 Matt Parcell
13 Matty Storton
27 Frankie Halton
12 Kane Linnett
17 Elliot Minchella
Substitutes
8 Albert Vete
11 Dean Hadley
14 Jez Litten
16 Korbin Sims

St Helens
As for the Champions, they again face the prospect of little change. Will Hopoate is set to return after a rib injury whilst they have lost fellow new signing Curtis Sironen to suspension. Hopoate will likely return to the side in place of Josh Simm whilst the big question is who will replace Sironen: Will it be new signing James Bell or impressive youngster Jake Wingfield? Based on how highly rated Wingfield is at St Helens and the fact Bell has yet to even feature in a 21-man squad up until now, I believe it will be the young loose-forward Wingfield.

1 Jack Welsby
3 Will Hopoate
23 Konrad Hurrell
4 Mark Percival
2 Tommy Makinson
6 Johnny Lomax
7 Lewis Dodd
8 Alex Walmsley
9 James Roby
10 Matty Lees
11 Sione Mata’utia
12 Joe Batchelor
13 Morgan Knowles
Substitutes
14 Joey Lussick
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
17 Agnatius Paasi
19 Jake Wingfield

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