5 May 2023
Match Preview & Gameday Guide | Hull KR (A)
As we enter Round 11 of the Betfred Super League, we'll take a look at our opponents for this evening in Hull Kingston Rovers.
Giants Squad News
After a disappointing result at the hands of Hull FC last time out, we'll be looking to get back to winning ways as we travel back to Hull to face their near neighbours in Hull Kingston Rovers.
Ian Watson has recalled Innes Senior and Sam Hewitt from their loan at Wakefield Trinity and will hope to be selected on Friday evening, as changes could be made after last time out.
Joe Greenwood is edging ever closer to a return to training, after the injury vs Castleford Tigers that has kept him sidelined ever since, Theo Fages is more long term.
Josh Jones and Matty English both miss out due to concussion protocols, with Owen Trout a possible recall to the team after his absence.
Ian Watson's press conference pre Hull KR is now live on GiantsTV, with subscribers being able to watch what our Head Coach had to say in the build up to the game.
The Opposition Team
Hull KR have had an excellent start to the 2023 Betfred Super League season, currently sitting 3rd in the table and having accumulated 14 points, with some eye-catching wins over St Helens and Wigan Warriors at home, leaving them firmly in the race for a play-off spot.
They have been guided around the park by influential halves Mikey Lewis and Jordan Abdul, the former scooping the Player of the Month award recently.
Abdul, who currently sits third in the Man of Steel leaderboard, will miss Friday evening's game with an injury that sees him sidelined for six weeks, paving the way for young half Rowan Milnes to come back into the squad after his loan spell at Wakefield Trinity.
They defeated Castleford Tigers last time out in what was a close game, 7-12.
Castleford Tigers: Tries: Jacob Miller (9); Conversions: Paul McShane (10); Dropgoal: Jacob Miller (58)
Hull KR: Tries: Corey Hall (47), Matt Parcell (60); Conversions: Lachlan Coote (48, 61)
Castleford Tigers 7-12 Hull KR
Hull KR 26-14 St Helens
Hull FC 0-40 Hull KR
Hull KR 20-12 Leeds Rhinos
Wakefield Trinity 6-34 Hull KR
Hull KR have one of the most dynamic squads in Super League, as shown by their impressive league position as late, with two players mentioned above in Lewis and Adbul both in the Steve Prescott Man of Steel leaderboard.
At Full-Back, Lachlan Coote brings considerable experience, having won a Super League Grand Final with St Helens, while on the wing the story is the same with Ryan Hall, still scoring tries for fun having crossed for a hat-trick in the Hull derby a few weeks ago.
The returning Jesse Sue, who signed for the club from Newcastle Knights in the summer will look to cause havoc in the middle of the park, with his no nonsense style of forward running and hard hitting play.
Sue has played over 150 NRL games, gaining him the knowledge and experience to compete in the fiercest games in Rugby League.
In 2022, we posted one of our statement performances of the home of the Robins, as we defeated Hull KR 10-38, Leroy Cudjoe crossing for a hat-trick.
Luke Yates also raced 60m for a memorable try after Lachlan Coote's kick-off was palmed back into his hands.
The Huddersfield Giants Academy will also be facing Hull KR Academy at Sewell Group Craven Park, kick off at 5:30pm, your match ticket entitles you to watch this game too from Craven Streat, where you can also find live entertainment and a number of street food outlets, located behind the posts.
You must enter via Turnstiles 4-9 if you would like to watch this game, moving to your allocated stand after the conclusion of the game.
Hull KR have put together a handy Gameday Guide for this evening's game at Craven Park, with the story also including an Away Fans Guide for all your information.
Venue - Sewell Group Craven Park, Poorhouse Ln, Hull HU9 5HE
Date - 5/5/23
Kick Off - 8:00pm