London clash crucial says McGuire

15 September 2018 06:18:38 EST

Hull KR half-back Danny McGuire admits that victory in the clash with the London Broncos is crucial to the team's hopes of securing their Super League status.

The Robins currently sit third in their group of eight and could go level on points with Salford and Leeds at the top of the table with a win against the Championship side.

London are fifth and appear on course for a place in the Million Pound Game.

"We've obviously got three wins from four, but this is now a real crucial game for both teams. It is really, really important to our objectives. We have to be as prepared as possible for what lies ahead," said McGuire, who says he'll relish the chance to test himself against former team-mate Danny Ward, who is now head coach of the Broncos.

"I enjoyed playing alongside Wardy back in the day. He was always a character, always joking but he's obviously found his feet at London. From what I gather he's pretty strict but he's doing a great job and will look forward to coming up against him."

Hull KR were winners against Halifax last week, but McGuire admits that the team lacked intensity in the second half against their Championship opponents.

"We did some really good stuff with the ball, especially the first 25 minutes, and scored some really good tries," he said.

"But it's typical of what we've been like this year. We seemed to take the foot off the gas a little bit and you have to give credit to Halifax."

Meanwhile, St Helens are 11/8 to win the Super League Grand Final, with Wigan Warriors 8/15 and Castleford Tigers 9/2.

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