Thursday 17th Apr 20:00 Round: 9

Hull Kingston Rovers
Hull FC

Previous Super League Meetings

Thu 17 Apr 14
Rovers Win:
21 - 20
Sun 11 Aug 13
Hull FC Win:
20 - 38
Sat 25 May 13
Hull FC Win:
22 - 16
Fri 29 Mar 13
Rovers Win:
10 - 23
Sun 20 Jan 13
Rovers Win:
18 - 28
TRIES:
17
21
TRIES:
GOALS:
14
19
GOALS:
METRES:
6152
6516
METRES:
CARRIES:
961
977
CARRIES:
TACKLES:
1459
1672
TACKLES:
OFFLOADS:
53
65
OFFLOADS:
PENALTIES:
35
34
PENALTIES:
BREAKS:
22
36
BREAKS:

Current Form

L
14/03
W
23/03
W
30/03
W
11/04
W
17/04
L
16/03
L
23/03
W
28/03
W
10/04
L
17/04

Match Preview

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock believes both his team and Hull FC will go into the 221st derby at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Thursday night in their best form of the season.

The Robins are on a high following their first win at Warrington Wolves for six years and a fourth-consecutive victory would lift them above their local rivals into the top eight.

"It shows we are taking some steps in the right direction," Sandercock said of his side's 25-12 victory at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium.

"The boys really worked hard for each other and I'm hoping that will continue."

Hull, too, go into the derby on the back of their best win of the season, a 30-6 hammering of last year's league leaders Huddersfield Giants.

"They're playing well," Sandercock admitted. "They had a great win against Huddersfield.

"They've got a massive forward pack and some sharp outside backs."

Sandercock has made just one change to the side that won at Warrington, with prop Justin Poore returning from a three-match ban in place of the injured Adam Walker. There is still no place for Greg Eden, with Ben Cockayne continuing at full-back.

FC coach Lee Radford has made just one change to the side that beat Huddersfield, recalling veteran half-back Richard Horne who has missed the last two matches with a mild muscle strain. He takes the place of Aaron Heremaia, while Richard Whiting continues at centre in place of Ben Crooks, who is again set to play for Doncaster.

For information on tickets for this game, click here.

19 Man Squad

  • Burns
  • Carlile
  • Caro
  • Cockayne
  • Costigan
  • Cox
  • Gardner
  • Green
  • Hall
  • J Hodgson
  • Horne
  • Keating
  • Larroyer
  • Lovegrove
  • Netherton
  • Poore
  • Salter
  • Welham
  • Weyman

Form players

Player

Ben Cockayne

Metres: 697

Player

Josh Hodgson

Tackles: 135

Player

Kevin Larroyer

Tackles: 133

Player

Danny Houghton

Tackles: 184

Player

Joe Westerman

Tackles: 167

Hull Kingston Rovers 21-20 Hull FC 2013.superleague.co.uk