Smith makes surprise team change to face Wigan

New Hull KR coach Tony Smith has raised a few eyebrows with his first team selection to face Wigan this afternoon.

Youngster Will Dagger, who struggled for opportunities under former former Tim Sheens, has been drafted in to start in the halves in place of veteran Danny McGuire, who pulled out with injury in the captain’s run yesterday.

Dagger played under Smith at his previous club Warrington.

Line ups in full:

Hull KR team

Craig Hall, Ryan Shaw, Kane Linnett, Jimmy Keinhorst, Ben Crooks, Will Dagger, Josh Drinkwater, Owen Harrison, Danny Addy, Mose Masoe, Joel Tomkins, Weller Hauraki, George Lawler.

Bench: Chris Atkin, Antoni Maria, Ryan Lannon, Robbie Mulhern.

Wigan Warriors team

Zak Hardaker, Liam Marshall, Dan Sarginson, Oliver Gildart, Joe Burgess, George Williams, Tommy Leuluai, Ben Flower, Sam Powell, Tony Clubb, Liam Farrell, Willie Isa, Sean O’Loughlin.

Bench: Joe Bullock, Taulima Tautai, Morgan Smithies, Jake Shorrocks.

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