Hull KR vs. Huddersfield Giants: Super League Clash and Team News

Rugby League Results: Hull KR Host Huddersfield Giants in Pivotal Super League Clash

After the thrilling Challenge Cup Final last week, Super League action returns this week, with a pivotal clash between third-placed Hull KR and the Huddersfield Giants at Craven Park.

The Robins are in a strong position, sitting behind table-toppers St Helens and second-placed Wigan Warriors in the standings, both on 20 points. In contrast, Huddersfield have endured a tough run of late, with five straight losses before their victory over Hull FC in Round 13.

Home Advantage for the Robins

Hull KR have also faced a challenging schedule, facing the likes of Catalans, Wigan, St Helens and Warrington, winning two of those four matches. They then hammered London and edged out Leigh at home before the Super League break, showcasing their grit and defensive resilience.

Former pundit Eddie Hemmings has praised the Robins’ home support, labeling their “crazy supporters” as one of the club’s biggest assets. Hemmings also revealed that Hull KR star Mikey Lewis is on the radar of Wests Tigers, with the club CEO Shane Richardson describing him as Super League’s best number seven.

“The Robins will be difficult to beat at Craven Park, highlighting the passionate crowd and their tendency to ‘never be off the back of the referee, the touch judges and the opposition.'” – Eddie Hemmings

Huddersfield’s Uphill Task

While Huddersfield are in need of a win to keep their top-six hopes alive, the prospect of facing Hull KR at their fortress is an unenviable one. The Robins have lost just once at home this season, and their formidable record at Craven Park makes them the clear favorites.

As for team news, the Giants will be without the services of Jake Connor, as Ian Watson confirmed the full-back’s potential loan move amid transfer talks. With the home support and recent form on their side, Hull KR will be hoping to maintain their strong position in the Super League standings.

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