Both these teams have something in common.
They have both lost recently to Toulouse recently as part of their recent struggles. They both came up short at the Magic Weekend despite some quality spells in Newcastle.
It’s clear that they both do have the aforementioned quality but they are both struggling at present and this is the ideal game to stop their recent struggles. Wakefield especially will be hoping to win with just two points separating them and Toulouse at the bottom.
Ryan Hall and George King are back for Hull KR in a major boost for Danny McGuire’s men. However, they will be without Matty Storton and Albert Vete which resulted in the arrival of Sam Royale on loan from St Helens who could debut.
Jorge Taufua is in line for his Wakefield debut and could replace fellow new signing Kyle Evans on the wing who alongside Thomas Minns does not feature in the squad. Of course, Rob Butler is out through suspension with Lee Gaskell returning to the squad. Josh Bowden could also debut ironically in the city of Hull after trading Hull FC for Wakefield.
Match Preview – Key Battles:
Mikey Lewis vs Jacob Miller: Two very different halfbacks who had good Magic Weekend performances with the former scoring a hat trick whilst the latter created some lovely tries in the first half. Both will look to have a huge impact on this game. The one who has the better game may lead their side to victory.
Matt Parcell vs Liam Hood: A pair of former Leeds hookers with speed and an eye for a gap, a flashy run from attacking half from either could go on to decide this fixture.
Where the game will be won and lost:
This is a game which will be won in the minds of the players. They can’t panic and have to show an air of confidence otherwise things could unravel. Avoiding errors will be central to winning this. Possession is nine tenths of the law especially in a game between two struggling sides.
Score Prediction: Hull KR 26-16 Wakefield Trinity