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Willie Peters gives Hull KR injury update ahead of Wigan Warriors clash

Hull KR manager Willie Peters has given an injury update on Sam Luckley and Elliot Minchella ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan Warriors.

The Robins were without captain Minchella (groin) and prop Luckley (wrist) in last Thursday’s 20-8 defeat to Warrington Wolves.

But speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Super League champions Wigan at Doncaster, Peters gave a positive injury update on the attacking pair.

“Sam’s fine,” Peters said. “There’s a bit of a problem there so it’s something we’ll have to look at a little later in the year.

“Mini is on the right track. He trained yesterday, he didn’t do the whole session, but he hopes to do more tomorrow.

“There are some big calls around our forwards, we have some depth there. Obviously, Tom Opacic will come back into consideration and he’s done a job for us before, so there’s no doubt that Tom will do a job for us again. Other than that, the side was pretty consistent with who we picked.”

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Willie Peters was delighted to extend his stay at Hull KR

Peters committed his long-term future to Hull KR earlier this week, with the Australian signing a contract extension until at least the end of the 2028 season. Peters says he “loves” Hull KR as a club, with his family rejoicing of his time in England.

He added: “The family is comfortable, the family is happy first. If my family wasn’t then it would make my decision difficult because I have a family that I absolutely love, but if the family isn’t happy then I can’t do my job properly and it can be difficult, but it’s the other way around. : family love, that was the first thing.

“And of course I love the club. It has a lot of similarities to the club I grew up in, in the NRL, in terms of the community and exactly where we are at the moment.

“We’re on a journey, we’re definitely not there (yet) but it’s exciting and I want to be a part of it and I want to finish the job that I started. We are on an exciting path, but there is a lot of hard work to be done, so we have to do it.”

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