Three returning stars for Hull KR whilst Leigh Leopards name new signing for Friday’s clash

Hull KR host Leigh Leopards on Friday night and Rovers will be aiming to do something they’ve never done before, start a Super League season with three straight wins.

As for Leigh they’re coming off two losses and will look to kickstart their season but they’re set to face a strong Hull KR side that has three returning stars from injury.

Lachlan Coote, Ryan Hall and NRL signing Rhys Kennedy have all been named in Willie Peters’ 21-man squad and they’ll all provide a huge boost for the Robins.

Having their first choice full-back and winger will be massive for Rovers, whilst Kennedy adds plenty of bulk into the pack with his six foot six inch tall frame.

Matty Storton remains out however Sam Luckley deputised brilliantly last week and could do so again.

As for Leigh they’ve named a strong squad that features their three main injury concerns in Josh Charnley, Edwin Ipape and Jack Hughes.

Adrian Lam had mentioned that the likes of Ipape would be given every possible chance to make the squad following concerns that they might miss out.

The Leopards were delayed in their return from Perpignan and now facing a trip to a strong Hull KR side they’ll need all the strength they can get.

That will come in the shape of Joe Shorrocks who the Leopards have brought in on an initial two-week loan deal from Wigan Warriors.

Joe Mellor is also a major boost to the squad with the playmaker looking likely to feature alongside Lachlan Lam.

Shorrocks will take the shirt number 28.

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