Hull KR travel to the DW Stadium to face Wigan Warriors tonight and whilst there are two Super League points on offer the Robins have their minds on other things with the Challenge Cup Final and a chance at silverware just eight days away.
The Robins haven’t lifted the trophy since 1980 and having beaten Wigan at Headingley just two weeks ago in golden point, they’re now set for a Wembley showdown against a Leigh team that has beaten them twice, meaning Willie Peters is taking no risks tonight.
Rovers names their 21 man squad on Wednesday featuring thirteen changes from the previous week and with Peters promising six debuts, three to their incoming loanees Isaac Shaw (Wakefield Trinity, Cesar Rouge (Catalans Dragons) and Luke Thomas (Warrington Wolves), and a further three through their academy in Lennie Ellis, Leo Tennison and Louix Gorman.
That’s seen the bookmakers price KR at a whopping 25/1 whilst Wigan can be backed at 1/250, meaning you’d have to place £250 for the chance of winning just £1.
It was also confirmed by Peters that Dean Hadley would return from injury and skipper the side tonight and we now know that the 17 man squad looks like with the club confirming their team.
— Hull KR (@hullkrofficial) August 4, 2023
Just Louis Senior and Rowan Milnes retain their spots whilst both Matty Storton and Jimmy Keinhorst move from the bench to the starting 13.
As for Wigan they’re intent on avenging that semi-final defeat as well as trying to nail down the second spot in the league so they can book an all important home semi final in the playoffs.
Matt Peet has Joe Shorrocks back available after the forward had been suspended for a high shot on Hull KR’s Mikey Lewis in that Challenge Cup semi final from two weeks back.
New signing Tyler Dupree was also named in the squad after having scored on his debut and Matt Peet has now confirmed the 17 that will take on the inexperienced Hull KR side.
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✅ Matt Peet has named his team to face @hullkrofficial this evening!
— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) August 4, 2023
Peet has opted to leave Shorrocks out, instead naming him 18th man, with Dupree once again playing in the back but this time starting whilst it’s a very strong team to test the young KR side.