One of Super League’s best set for huge return

Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow and Kevin Sinfield at Leeds Rhinos, Thomas Leuluai at Wigan Warriors, Lee Briers at Warrington Wolves and Sean Long at St Helens, they all show the value of having a great halfback.

That is why St Helens are again in the mix for Super League glory with Jonny Lomax leading the way as Mitchell Pearce turns Catalans Dragons into contenders.

But perhaps the best halfback in the league, certainly the best kicker in the league, has again been struck by long term injury in 2023 in the shape of Jordan Abdull.

He has missed a large chunk of the season including the Challenge Cup Final as their season stall.

They did show what they can down as the avenged that defeat against Leigh Leopards. This came on a great night for Hull KR who laid down a real marker early on who caused an awful lot of damage with some top notch rugby league from a much more balanced Hull KR side.

After a really strong start, Hull KR probed the line and as Brad Schneider moved across the pitch before a short ball and a great angled run allowed Shaun Kenny-Dowall to carve through and score.

After a yellow card against Leigh at Wembley which resulted in a ban, Minchella meant business as he powered over after good work from Matt Parcell.

A great player saw Mikey Lewis generate space and Ryan Hall danced down the touch line before a forward roll over the line saw him touch down.

Jack Walker was having a superb game for the Robins in a rare appearance and he linked up in a sweeping play to feed Louis Senior to score who produced a scruffy finish.

After an error from Tom Briscoe after a high kick, Lewis was on hand to take the bouncing ball and score in the corner.

The Robins then added another try with Ryan Hall devastating down the wing again before feeding the ball back inside for Shaun Kenny-Dowall to score again as the Robins gained revenge for their defeat at Wembley against Leigh in golden point.

Mikey Lewis and Brad Schneider were both brilliant in the game, but after the match it was revealed that Jordan Abdull will be back within two weeks as he trained before the game.