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Coverage of the Hull derby has been delayed due to technical difficulties according to Sky Sports.

It seems that those technical issues are continuing now that the coverage has begun with the usually impeccable footage is buffering frequently.

Rovers cross the city today to face their neighbours Hull FC and they’re set to face former coach Tony Smith for the first time.

Smith will be desperate for a win given his side are on a five game losing streak and defeat on derby day could be something that would end his short time in Black and White on Humberside.

That was the speculation that Sky Sports’ pundits made last night, and it will be Rovers every intention to put FC to the sword given Willie Peters men come in off the back of a good win over Leeds Rhinos.

At the 21-man squad declaration stage it was confirmed that Ligi Sao would return from suspension whilst Ben McNamara looked set to join Jake Clifford in the halves, having recovered from a shoulder knock.

The major blow was the confirmation that Tex Hoy wouldn’t feature due to a hamstring injury.

That’s meant that Jamie Shaul will slot back in at full-back providing experience and also plenty of passion for the rivalry too.

The surprise in Tony Smith’s squad is that Darnell McIntosh starts on the wing having previously been left out and instead playing for the reserves.

Meanwhile Hull KR saw the huge boost in their returning captain Shaun Kenny-Dowall who had served a four match suspension, with his return to the centres being massive for the Robins.

Tom Opacic also returned meaning Peters had both starting centres available for the first time since round three.

Sam Wood keeps his spot in the side after an impressive stint in the centres but he’s shifted to the wing to make way for the returning Opacic and Kenny-Dowall.

That’s meant that Louis Senior drops out of the squad completely having started the past four in the absence of Ethan Ryan and at times Ryan Hall.

Jesse Sue once again starts on the bench and will be looking for another impact try as he did last week against Leeds.

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