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  • Brown, Hanbury, Dean, Marsh, Mellor, Owens,
    Goals: Tickle (2),
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  • Burns, Keating,
    Goals: Burns,
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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


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

First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - March 1 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Catalans Dragons 3 4
4 Warrington Wolves 3 4
5 Wakefield Wildcats 3 4
6 Widnes Vikings 3 3
7 Wigan Warriors 3 3
8 Hull FC 3 2
9 Hull K R 3 2
10 Salford Red Devils 3 2
11 Castleford Tigers 3 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
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Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield Wildcats vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Sunday 8th March
15:00Warrington Wolves vs Hull K R
Thursday 12th March
20:00Huddersfield vs Castleford
Friday 13th March
20:00Warrington vs Leeds
20:00Wigan vs Hull
20:00Widnes Vikings vs St Helens

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