This week we start the 2nd half of the SL season and the race for the top8
is expected to get even more heated and even more intense.|
Here are this weeks previews.
RHINOS v. WARRIORS
The game of the weekend and looking at the league leaders injuries and
suspensions we couldn't have picked a better time to play them.
Saying that all their pivots are fit and firing and IF we repeat the last
few indisciplined and lacklustre performances we will still lose.
After an improved second half last week we need to up the gears big time and
start our rise up the table and after the last effort at HQ the lads should
be in determined mood.
A word of caution though teams who are written off or have nothing to lose
for whatever reason are always dangerous and the Pies still have quality
within their 17.
This should be a good tough encounter and hopefully the whistle happy Child
won't spoil it.
This is the chance to beat the current league leaders and our recent nemesis
and we will have enough this time to get the job done.
Rhinos by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 4|
|Average||Rhinos by 6|
REDS v. DRAGONS
After their impressive win against the trophy pretenders last week the
homeside will be hoping for a repeat effort to show that it was no fluke and
continue their rise up the league.
The Dragons arrive after a tougher than expected win against the Broncos
looking to improve and maintain their top 4 status.
The hometeam really are unpredictable and they can compete and beat some
good teams on their day whilst the Dragons do slip up from time to time.
This should be entertaining with both looking to play open RL but the
visitors power up front and quality of their HB's should be enough to get
Dragons by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 16|
|Average||Dragons by 15|
FC v. SAINTS
It's the battle of the "Derby day losers" this week at the B+W reef.
After last weeks capitulation both teams will be very fired up for this and
the visiting Scousers have shown in the past they are very dangerous when
they've got the hump.
For Gentles mob they caved in and let their bitter rivals comeback from the
dead and show that this lot are not as good as their fans think.
Now is teh time to show that they are serious top 5 contenders but the truth
is they've had some good fixtures and soem lucky wins now their slide down
teh table starts this weekend.
A contest for an hour but the scousers should have more than enough to steal
ST's by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 6|
|Average||Saints by 11|
KR v. WOLVES
The home side will be buzzing after their last gasp derby win whilst the
visitors had an easy training run in the sunshine.
Although confident this is a step up for the home side and their pack will
have to be tough against the visitors whilst their defence out-wide will need
to improve a hell of a lot.
With Dobson and Green pulling the strings the Rovers will threaten and make
a game of it but they lack the overall quality the visitors bring with and
without the ball.
Another good game but the Wire top three charge is gaining momentum and won't be
stopped this week.
Wire by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 6|
|Average||Wolves by 10|
WAKEFIELD v. BRONCOS
The hometeam will be boosted by their well deserved "High Noon" derby win
and this week they'll see it as a chance to further boost that confidence.
The other "pub team" of SL arrive on the bnack of another beating and
already the season cant end soon enough their owner has invested the SC in
the squad but someone forgot to tell him to get a coach who knows how to
Their should be some home grown talent on show for both teams but Wakey have
that bit more quality and should get back to back wins.
Another defeat and long depressing journey back down the M1 for the Nags.
Wakey by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 16|
|Average||Wildcats by 14|
VIKINGS v. GIANTS
This week the whipping boys get their weekly pasting off the "pretenders" of
Although for some reason they seem to be boosted by the signing of the Astra
Thief for 2013 they still have an awful squad but the arrival of the unloved
Mcshane should add to their nine options and give both parties something to
Giants by 26.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 38|
|Average||Giants by 32|
BULLS v. TIGERS
This week Potters wands return to their RFL hostel and host another poor
team when Basils tiggers come to town.
The hosts are really depleted after the weekend through injury and ill
After dropping out of the 8 the hometeam will be fired up for this and their
will certainly be some resolve after their player was rushed to hospital
For the visitiors they just aren't good enough "Benjamin Button" Orr hasn't
got anything left to offer and the over-rated Lorraine has been sussed.
A good win for the home side but in context they should be beating poorer
teams than them as few as they are.
Dulls by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Bulls by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 6|
|Average||Bulls by 8|
If you are traveling to game this week enjoy the action and have a safe
I would also like to pass on my best wishes to Adrian Purtell and his family
after last weeks events which put our great game into true context. Get well
Thanks for reading.