Hull KR make two enforced changes to Challenge Cup semi-final squad

Hull KR boss Willie Peters has drafted in two players to his squad for the Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan Warriors. The Robins head to Doncaster this Saturday, looking to secure back-to-back Wembley appearances at the expense of the current Super League and World Club champions.

Both changes are enforced, with Jack Brown and Jack Broadbent both cup-tied are therefore ineligible for the fixture. They have been replaced by impressive youngster Louix Gorman and hooker Reiss Butterworth, who will leave the club at the end of the season.

Otherwise, the Robins are unchanged. Tom Opacic, primed to replace Broadbent at centre with Oliver Gildart out injured, is in the squad, as are Elliot Minchella and Sam Luckley, who both missed last week's defeat to Warrington with slight injuries. Peters indicated that both will be cleared to feature in the semi-final when speaking on Tuesday. Leo Tennison also retains his place in the extended squad.

With Minchella and Luckley both set to return, it leaves Willie Peters with a decision to make in his pack. George King was recalled to the side last week, but had been 18th man for the victories over Wigan Warriors and St Helens. Brown's unavailability opens up one pack spot.

A player who doesn't feature in the 21-man squad is Danny Richardson, who has joined the club on loan from Castleford Tigers. Like Brown and Broadbent, he is cup-tied, having played for the Tigers in their cup defeat to the Warriors.

Hull KR's Challenge Cup 21-man squad: Peta Hiku, Niall Evalds, Tom Opacic, Ryan Hall, Mikey Lewis, Sauaso Sue, Jez Litten, George King, Dean Hadley, James Batchelor, Elliot Minchella, Matt Parcell, Sam Luckley, Jai Whitbread, Matty Storton, Kelepi Tanginoa, Reiss Butterworth, Tyrone May, Louix Gorman, Leo Tennison, Joe Burgess.

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