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OPPOSITION CORNER: Warrington Wolves should beware wounded Robins hunting revenge
HULL Kingston Rovers will visit The Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight looking for revenge only five days after Warrington Wolves dumped them out of the Challenge Cup at the first hurdle.
Wolves’ fourth round victory earned them a home tie with Championship outfit Doncaster, while the Robins are left to focus on Super League.
The cup meeting brought Hull KR’s brief winning streak to an end and also saw the hosts ship more points than they had in those two victories combined.
Having suffered a poor start to the 2014 Super League campaign, only a draw at Huddersfield Giants to show for the first five rounds, they went on to convincingly beat Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats at the KC Lightstream Stadium.
Wolves’ win on Sunday was their first in East Hull since 2011, but the primrose and blue enjoyed a 34-6 success in the home Super League fixture last season and boast considerably better form.
A win tonight would make it five in the past six for Tony Smith’s side in Super League this year.
The visitors will again be without forward Justin Poore, who serves the final game of a three-match ban.
The Robins head coach Craig Sandercock was without centre Sean Gleeson and wingers David Hodgson and Craig Hall on Sunday, only the latter has recovered from injury for tonight's squad, replacing Greg Eden.
However, Sandercock will hope Sunday’s starting wingmen can exploit the space at The Halliwell Jones, with Ade Gardner, on-loan from St Helens, and Omari Caro, six tries this season, both scoring in the cup loss.
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