HULL KR could not be in more buoyant mood ahead of the visit of the Giants this afternoon.
The Robins warmed up for the contest on Good Friday with an excellent 18-14 victory over Hull FC in front of over 22,000 fans at the KC Stadium.
It was a fifth win from eight top-flight starts for coach Justin Morgan’s men, although they also drew at Bradford Bulls earlier in the season.
Morgan believes his side can be genuine Super League Grand Final contenders.
And with new signings on board in the shape of former Giants prop Nick Fozzard from St Helens, winger Liam Colbon from Wigan and Scott Wheeldon from Hull, Rovers do look formidable.
ALREADY well established as a Roves legend for leading the Robins into Super League, coach Justin Morgan continues to make progress at Craven Park in his effort to establish the club as a genuine top-flight force.
The 33-year-old was forced to retire aged just 26 through injury.
His playing career included spells at Australian NRL clubs Parramatta, Canberra and New Zealand Warriors.
He rose to prominence as a coach in 2005, steering French side Toulouse to the semi-final of the Challenge Cup before repeating the feat with Hull KR the following season.
MICHAEL DOBSON made an instant impact after signing for Hull KR midway through 2008.
By the end of the season the 22-year-old Australian scrum half had scored 12 tries from his first 13 appearances for the club.
Dobson’s contributions were already familiar to Super League followers after dominant spells at both Catalans Dragons and Wigan Warriors.
Dobson was statistically the best goalkicker in world rugby league in 2006 at Canberra Raiders, successfully converting 84 per cent of the chances presented to him.