Warrington Wolves v Hull KR: Challenge Cup semi-final preview
Last Updated: 01/08/15 2:31pm
Hull KR are set to go into their Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final against Warrington on Saturday with a brand new half-back pairing.
Coach Chris Chester has recalled scrum-half Albert Kelly after he missed last week's league game at St Helens with a leg injury and is set to pair him with newcomer Dane Chisholm, who made his debut in that 52-12 defeat at Langtree Park.
Chester also brings back winger Ken Sio and second rower Kevin Larroyer for the trip to Headingley, with Greg Burke making way.
“It’s a massive task,” said Robins hooker Shaun Lunt. “It’s always tough to beat them, regardless of whether it’s in a Challenge Cup semi-final or not.
“They’ve got a great front row with the likes of Daryl Clark, Ashton Sims and Chris Hill. We know it’s not going to be easy, but we’re capable of beating anyone on our day.”
Warrington coach Tony Smith has called up Rhys Evans, who has been out since February with a shoulder injury, and utility back Gary Wheeler in place of the injured Matty Russell.
Joe Philbin and youngster Sam Wilde are vying for the second row vacancy caused by the loss of Ben Westwood to suspension.
Hull KR: Maurice Blair, John Boudebza, Dane Chisholm, Ben Cockayne, Kieran Dixon, James Donaldson, James Green, Graeme Horne, Albert Kelly, Kevin Larroyer, Shaun Lunt, Tyrone McCarthy, Josh Mantellato, Tony Puletua, Liam Salter, Ken Sio, Dane Tilse, Adam Walker, Kris Welham.
Warrington Wolves: Roy Asotasi, Ryan Atkins, Daryl Clark, Ben Currie, Brad Dwyer, Anthony England, Rhys Evans, Ben Harrison, Chris Hill, Joel Monaghan, Richie Myler, Gareth O’Brien, Gene Ormsby, Kevin Penny, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Ashton Sims, Gary Wheeler, Sam Wilde.