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Tad Rhinos Superleague XIV Previews - Round 6
Posted by southstander on March 18 2009 - 16:48:14

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Tad did well again last week with a total of seven points, Oldham Rhino and SouthStander.com only managing to scrape six each.

We're at it again as we look ahead to round six including, for the second week running, the monster tie of the round as the Rhinos take on the Saints at Knowsley Road.

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Here are my thoughts on this weekend's action in Super League XIV, Round 6;

FC v. TIGERS

Both sides have shocked people with there great starts to the season, not least themselves I'd imagine. Hulls' pack have been the key, giving a rejuvenated Horne lots of space. Thormans kicking game has been a great asset too. Cas havenít the pack that hull have but Shenton, Dixon and Owen have been key players for them. Hudson is the one who dictates for me though and he is only rated 50/50 for this week.

Hull by 10

Tad tipsFC by 10
Oldham Rhino tipsFC by 8
SouthStander.com tipsFC by 18

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available


WARRIORS v. REDS

A real basement battle in store at the Willows on Friday. Salford have been poor, as expected, this season but Wigan were expected to be chasing top spot this season. Wigan were simply awful at HQ on Friday, notwithstanding Leeds great display. Handling errors abounded, no structure, missed tackles and a discernable lack of confidence contributed to there loss. I expect them to beat Salford and Nobby to announce the league is won in October and not March. Again!

Wigan by 12.

Tad tipsWarriors by 12
Oldham Rhino tipsWarriors by 20
SouthStander.com tipsWarriors by 14

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available


SAINTS v. RHINOS

The big one! The two premier sides battle it out on Friday and a crunching game is in prospect. Saints will be looking to get their season going after not really hitting any sort of form while Leeds gave there best display of the season last week. Both sides should be at near full strength and a titanic game is in prospect. For me Saints weaknesses are in the backs. A lack of pace, and some suspect handling under the high ball, should see Leeds peppering the flanks. Saints will try and get Leeds on the back foot with Roby the key man. Leeds will try and dominate in the forwards to give McGuire and Burrow the room to manoeuvre. Sinfield will be the key man for Leeds, as per usual.

With nothing really at stake but bragging rights this is a real tough one to call. For me Leeds are the better side but I have a feeling home advantage may just pay, although I hope Iím wrong!

Saints by 4.

TadSaints by 4
Oldham Rhino tipsRhinos by 4
SouthStander.com tipsRhinos by 14

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available


DRAGONS v. BULLS

Last season must seem like years away to the French boys as they have had there backsides kicked a few times this season. They really need to get back to basics and get there pack going again. The Bulls have never lost in France but they have been awful this season, simply dreadful. This is a must win game for both teams and I fancy the Dragons to pick up the points.

Catalans by 14.

TadDragons by 14
Oldham Rhino tipsDragons by 6
SouthStander.com tipsDragons by 4

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available


CRUSADERS v. WILDCATS

Wakefield keep coming with the wins and Brough made a welcome return for them from the bench last week. The Crusaders keep making a game of it in there debut season and they will get a win somewhere down the line. But not this week.

Wakefield by 16.

TadWildcats by 16
Oldham Rhino tipsWildcats by 10
SouthStander.com tipsWildcats by 28

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available


GIANTS v. 'QUINS

Both sides had a great win last week and are looking to push on this week. The Giants were outplayed for a lot of the game at Cas but were supurb in defence and clinical on the break. The 'Quins demolished Warrington at the stoop and confidence will be sky high in the camp. A tight game but itís the Giants for me by 10.

TadGiants by 10
Oldham Rhino tipsQuins by 4
SouthStander.com tipsQuins by 10

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available


WOLVES v. KR

Dear me Warrington, where do you start. Early as it is I suspect Tony Smith may write this season off and look to offload as many players as he can and get set for next season. No heart, no backbone. Warrington have been on the slide for a few seasons and it will take a long time to get them on an even keel let alone as challengers. HKR have been consistent all season. A big pack and Dobson kicking teams to death. HKR to add to Smiths woes and to win by 12.

TadKR by 12
Oldham Rhino tipsKR by 12
SouthStander.com tipsKR by 18

SportingOdds Handicap: Not Available



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