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Widnes

  • Brown, Hanbury, Dean, Marsh, Mellor, Owens,
    Goals: Tickle (2),
28 - 10

Hull K R

  • Burns, Keating,
    Goals: Burns,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 3rd Aug 2014
  • KO 15:00
  • Att: 5,345

Super League: Widnes Vikings v Hull KR preview

Last updated: 1st August 2014  

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Hull KR boss Chris Chester treating Sunday's Super League clash like a playoff game

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Kevin Brown: Fit enough to be named in Widnes' 19-man squad to face Hull KR

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Widnes Vikings will be looking to cement eighth spot in Super League against rivals Hull KR when the pair meet at the Select Security Stadium on Sunday.

Just one point separates the teams meaning a win for the East Yorkshire club would see Chris Chester’s team leapfrog the Vikings in into the final playoff spot.

Widnes are looking to bounce back from a heavy 44-22 loss to St Helens while the Robins come into the game on the back of a thumping 62-10 win over relegated London Broncos.

Vikings tactician Denis Betts has recalled Irish international Eamon O'Carroll into his 19 man squad for Sunday’s clash.

O'Carroll has been out injured for the majority of the campaign with a shoulder problem, but now the former Wigan Warrior and Hull FC man is available once again.

Also named to face the Robins is Kevin Brown, the stand-off who was an injury doubt last weekend after sustained a heavy knock against St Helens in Round 22.

No-nonsense forward Phil Joseph is also back in contention as is winger Jack Owens. Cameron Phelps misses out with a clavicle injury.

Five changes

Rovers caretaker boss Chris Chester has made five changes to his 19-man squad to face Widnes with Ben Cockayne amongst those returning.

The winger or full back is available after a knee injury that has ruled him out of his side’s last seven matches, whilst he is joined in this week’s squad by Keal Carlile, Omari Caro, Graeme Horne and Kris Keating.

Craig Hall, Macauley Hallet, David Hodgson, Aaron Ollett and Mick Weyman are the players to make way.

“It’s like a play-off game for us and we’ve been preparing the best we can to get the win,” Chester told the club’s official website.

“I would agree with those saying that it’s a must-win game. If we lose, it puts us three points behind Widnes with four games remaining and it would be a tough ask to claw back those points.

“It’s a massive game for the club and we need to win to keep our chances of reaching the top eight alive. If we do get the two points, it’s in our hands from there and that’s all we can ask for.”

Widnes Vikings: Ah Van, Allen, Brown, Cahill, Carberry, Clarke, Dean, Galea, Hanbury, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, O’Carroll, Owens, Tickle, White

Hull KR: Burns, Carlile, Caro, Chan, Cockayne, Costigan, Cox, Eden, Gardner, Green, J Hodgson, Horne, Keating, Larroyer, Netherton, Robinson, Salter, Walker, Welham

Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Saturday 7th February
15:00Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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