After a break for the Challenge Cup we are back in SL action this week, here
are my thoughts on the upcoming fixtures.|
RHINOS v. WOLVES
This is the stand out fixture of the round in my opinion so I'm surprised that SKY
have decided to show Wakey v Dulls.
This is a huge game for both teams, for us it's a chance to lay down a
marker and show we are back on the up this year. For our visitors after losing to the Pies and Saints it's a chance to show
they are serious challengers this year.
Both teams have injury doubts and I expect a bumper crowd and more tension
than at a hung parliament meeting. Again like before I've found the Blue'n'Amber specs for this one and expect
the Champs to win the day in a tense encounter.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|Number 2 tips||Wolves by 24|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 16|
|Average||Wolves by 10|
WILDCATS v. BULLS
Two teams that are hoping to return to winning ways in the SL this week for
For the home team they will be hoping to bounce back after dominating the
Champs for 40 minutes they were distraught when they failed to see it
through in the 2nd half but like the old saying goes it's a game of 80
The Bulls arrive after a poor effort against the Crusaders in which they
reverted to the average team we know them to be. The England coach elect will hope for 100% improvement from his team and
JK's finger will be twitching like a Tory MP's sphincter at a coalition
I think the hosts will be buoyed by their efforts against the champs and
have too much for the Grattan land fill residents.
Wakey by 7.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 7|
|Number 2 tips||Bulls by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 12|
|Average||Bulls by 7|
REDS v. SAINTS
The hosts return home after the annihilation they suffered at the Magic
weekend and they will be hoping for a much improved effort against the "On
The news that coach Potter is getting on his broom and going home seems to
of boosted the Brookside wannabes and they racking up the points at will.
It's going to be a long night for the home team and McRae has as much chance
of seeing out the season as Gordon Brown does of waking up still the P.M.
Saints by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 22|
|Number 2 tips||Saints by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 32|
|Average||Saints by 25|
DRAGONS v. FC
The home team will be boosted by their narrow victory in the cup last week
when they did everything possible to blow it.
At times against the Crusaders they looked like Bosc was back to his
inspiring best and the rampaging Sa looked unstoppable.
The visitors will arrive after a week off and looking to kick start their
season at a plaice they have a good record although they are missing some of
their big fish.
I think that the Les enfants will improve on their defensive effort last
week and have too much mussel for the fish fingered visitors.
Dragons by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 8|
|Number 2 tips||Dragons by 6|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 6|
|Average||Dragons by 3|
QUINS v. TIGERS
A game that the hosts will be confident of winning after their recent upturn
in league form.
The visitors "caravan of love" arrives down south after boosting their
confidence with a SL win last time out and they will be hoping for another
"hoe down" at full time.
The Quinns really are picking up form and with their better players
returning are looking decent, they will be confident of beating the visitors
who arrive on the back of rumours of their better players leaving,
fighting, and a coach on his way out.
I expect Brian Mcs multi-coloured swop shop lads to prevail and spoil the
"Barn dancing" visitors.
|rhinoms tips||Quins by 10|
|Number 2 tips||Quins by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Quins by 10|
|Average||Quins by 9|
GIANTS v. WARRIORS
A really tough ask for hosts this week after their bubble was "exploded" by
a rampant Wire last week.
This week the "Crusty" league leaders will be looking to cement their top
spot and showing that the hosts really are "pretenders" to the throne.
The hosts will have to respond to last weeks hammering but with the news
that coach Brown has had enough and is leaving at the end of the season it
will be a tough ask for them to rise to the occasion in front of a crowd
that resembles a Tory majority.
Pies by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 12|
|Number 2 tips||Warriors by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 22|
|Average||Warriors by 17|
KR v. CRUSADERS
HKR v Crusaders.
A battle the home team should relish this week.
They are visited by the "plastic" welsh this week who will be hoping their
defence won't be as bad as the hosts last efforts.
It could turn out to be a points fest after both teams showed the resolve a
soggy Kit-Kat last time out.
The hosts really need to respond and with Morgan rumoured to be on his way I
think they'll come good and have too much for the visitors.
Robins by 14.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 14|
|Number 2 tips||KR by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Crusaders by 14|
|Average||KR by 3|
Thanks for reading and enjoy the games.
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