Sunday 12th May 2013  MS3 Craven Park  Kick Off: 15:00:00

Hull Kingston Rovers Squad

Wigan Warriors Squad

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Rovers out to make amends

Hull KR will be out to atone for the heaviest defeat in the club's 131-year history when they host Wigan in Sunday's Tetley's Challenge Cup fifth-round tie.

Memories are still raw in east Yorkshire of the Robins' 84-6 mauling by the Warriors at MS3 Craven Park on Easter Monday, even though they bounced back a week later to defeat St Helens in Super League.

Craig Sandercock's men also knocked Saints out of the Cup to further appease their fans and Wigan coach Shaun Wane says he has done his homework on the Robins' recent performances, rather than the Easter massacre.

"We haven't taken any notice of that game at all," Wane said. "On that day we caught them on the hop.

"They were poor and they will never play like that again. That's why I am expecting a really tough game this weekend."

More significantly, Hull KR were without both half-backs Travis Burns and Michael Dobson and influential forward Cory Paterson for the earlier meeting with the Warriors.

Wane added: "They do have some real talent in the side and they can click. Michael Dobson and Corey Paterson didn't play that day and for me they are the two big threats.

"I understand that we will face a different team on Sunday and am not under estimating Hull KR one bit.

"Their performance against St Helens was superb and even against Leeds at home, they did some good things with the ball and defended well."

Paterson and full-back Greg Eden return to the Rovers ranks after sitting out last week's defeat at Castleford but Dobson is a slight doubt after picking up an eye injury in that game.

Wigan have goalkicking winger Pat Richards back and Wane will either bring in Sam Powell or switch skipper Sean O'Loughlin from loose forward to partner former Hull KR favourite Blake Green in the absence of injured scrum-half Matty Smith.