Hull KR lose two forwards with Jack Brown drafted in for debut

Hull KR prop Sam Luckley.
Hull KR prop Sam Luckley. -Credit:SW Pix

Elliot Minchella will not play for Hull KR in their game against Warrington Wolves. The loose forward has not been selected after suffering a groin injury in last week's victory over St Helens.

Coach Willie Peters admitted that a five-day turnaround may prove too soon for the Robins captain and that has proven to be the case. But he's not the only player missing, with Sam Luckley also missing. It's believed he has suffered a minor hand injury. Both will now focus on being fit in time to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan Warriors.

As a result, Jack Brown, a boyhood Robin, comes in to make his debut for the club after completing a move to Rovers in the week. George King is also recalled after being the 18th man for the last two weeks.

Both King and Brown play from the bench, with Kelepi Tanginoa promoted to the starting line-up. He starts in the back-row, with Dean Hadley moved to loose forward in Minchella's absence. Meanwhile, Jack Broadbent retains the centre spot he played in last week, with the new recruit preferred to Tom Opacic, who misses out.

Hull KR team: Niall Evalds, Joe Burgess, Peta Hiku, Jack Broadbent, Ryan Hall, Tyrone May, Mikey Lewis, Sauaso Sue, Jez Litten, Jai Whitbread, Kelepi Tanginoa, James Batchelor, Dean Hadley. Subs: Matt Parcell, George King, Matty Storton, Jack Brown.