Hull KR marched to the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley with victory over Wigan Warriors at the weekend and they’ll head there for the first time since their record defeat to Leeds Rhinos, but tonight they face a Castleford Tigers side fighting for their Super League life.
The Robins have found some form in the close games of late with two consecutive golden point victories over both Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors, but tonight’s task pits them against a Castleford side desperate for wins.
The previous match-up between these sides saw Rovers edge out a very wet and windy game at the Jungle by a scoreline of 12-7.
That night they had both Jordan Abdull and Lachlan Coote though with the latter now retired and the former injured.
Instead though they’ve got their new magic man Brad Schneider with the former Canberra half-back being influential in both games, scoring a try on debut and knocking over two drop goal winners.
The introduction of Schneider has forced Mikey Lewis into full-back, a position that he starred in at the weekend, whilst Schneider is partnered once again with Rowan Milnes.
Ethan Ryan resumes on the wing and Jimmy Keinhorst once again features on the bench in what is an unchanged 17 for Rovers.
— Hull KR (@hullkrofficial) July 28, 2023
As for Castleford they’re without Gareth Widdop but they do hand out a debut to new signing Billy Tsikrikas from the bench.
Another man who is debuting, albeit his second debut, is Alex Foster who also starts on the bench.
Jack Broadbent heads to full-back despite the return of Greg Eden who plays on the wing whilst former Robin Will Tate faces his old side.
— Castleford Tigers (@CTRLFC) July 28, 2023