Like a few teams, Hull KR have nothing left to play for in 2022 which gives them a sense of freedom which may be useful against the high flying Wigan Warriors.
But can they upset the applecart against Wigan as they come to town this Bank Holiday Monday.
The Warriors will be riding high after maintaining their unbeaten home record against the Champions St Helens with a statement win and will be looking to maintain that momentum as the play-offs beckon.
After losing Lachlan Coote to concussion last week for the rest of the season as he was forced out with the same problem for a third time this year, Hull KR have now lost Mikey Lewis to the same problem ending his year. Speaking of ending seasons, Jez Litten’s two game ban ends his year whilst Jimmy Keinhorst has also picked up a one match ban.
The Warriors will be sweating on the fitness of Liam Farrell after he picked up a knee injury in the 53rd minute of their game against St Helens. Cade Cust and Brad Singleton may not feature for this one either after they picked up knocks.
Match Preview – Key Battles:
Ryan Hall vs Bevan French: Two very different wingers will do battle on Monday, the speedster French up against Ryan Hall’s brilliant strength and power. A real clash of styles between two of the league’s best wingers do battle. It’ll be interesting to see who has the edge?
Matt Parcell vs Brad O’Neill: An interesting test for young Brad O’Neill up against the lively and dangerous Matt Parcell who – in a tough season for Hull KR – has been an integral cog in the Robins’ side and will want to keep up that momentum into 2023. O’Neill will be tough to topple the way he played against St Helens on Friday.
Where the game will be won and lost:
A free Hull KR side liberated from pressures, the Robins could pose an interesting threat to the Warriors but an open game may suit the free scoring Wigan and may see them have the edge.
Score Prediction: Hull KR 12-24 Wigan Warriors