Wigan are certainly a team on top; going into the weekend first in the Super League table following a 42-10 demolition of previously unbeaten Huddersfield, the Warriors are in a superb bit of form with four wins from five games and the best points difference in the division.
The same cannot be said of Hull KR, who, following a 28-8 defeat to Castleford, reside in 11th with just one win in five games.
Joe Burgess and Ben Flower come in for Jake Shorrocks and Tony Clubb as Adrian Lam attempts to refresh his squad. Wigan’s 21-man squad in full: Zak Hardaker, Liam Marshall, Chris Hankinson, Joe Burgess, Bevan French, Tommy Leuluai, Sam Powell, George Burgess, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Morgan Smithies, Ollie Partington, Joe Bullock, Liam Byrne, Dom Manfredi, Mitch Clark, Jake Bibby, Harry Smith, Ethan Havard, Jackson Hastings.
Tony Smith is able to welcome back George Lawler, Jordan Abdull, Robbie Mulhern and Harvey Livett whilst Anesu Mudoti is one of two potential debutants alongside Ethan Ryan, who is expected to feature on the wing in the absence of the injured Ben Crooks – Hull KR’s and Super League’s top try scorer. Mitch Garbutt is also out injured, whilst Mikey Lewis and Nick Rawsthorne drop out.
Last time they met
Wigan came out on top in the most recent fixture against Hull KR in a 36-18 victory. And, the Warriors took home the glory in the other two fixtures played between the two sides in 2019 also.
All the form and statistics point to an easy home victory for Wigan. With the Robins falling flat at present and with the number of injuries sustained piling up, this match is surely heading only one way – a Wigan victory.
Wigan Warriors for the win.
If we had to pick a Line
Hull Kingston Rovers +24.5