As we enter the 2nd half or "Business end" of the season here are my
thoughts on the upcoming fixtures.|
SAINTS v. KR
The mighty "S" return home after suffering a surprise defeat away at Salford
despite the best efforts of "enfant terrible" Alibert and Steve "call me
They will face a HKR side boosted by the demolition job they did on Nobbys
plastic taff outfit.
The hosts are still missing some quality but should have too much for "coach
elect"(if the rumours are proved correct.) Morgan and his charges.
Saints by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 16|
|Number 2 tips||Saints by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 14|
|Average||Saints by 16|
CRUSADERS v. WARRIORS
The hosts are coming off the back of an old fashioned pasting and face the
league leaders who go from win to win.
For the plastic taffs there will be a re-shuffle after Mr Raynor is forced
to spend a few months holiday at her majesties pleasure.
The Pies will be more than confident for this one and I expect them to leave
nobby feeling like he'd he thought he was bidding on Canon printer
cartridges only to find it meant they'd been "fired" from a canon and not
actually the "real thing".
Pies by 20.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 20|
|Number 2 tips||Warriors by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 24|
|Average||Warriors by 21|
DRAGONS v. REDS
Will the real Salford turn up this week?
After a fantastic performance and win against Saints last time out the
careers advisor at job-centre plus should of deleted Mr McRae's file for at
least the 5th time this season.
However, I expect Mr walters to be picking up his P45 shortly.
His squad is decimated,low on form/confidence and what little quality he can
get out on the park they more often than not perform well below par.
All things considered I expect the hosts to scrape a home win as the
visitors resort to their "Jekyl and Hyde" performance.
Dragons by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 8|
|Number 2 tips||Reds by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 4|
|Average||Dragons by 1|
WOLVES v. GIANTS
A repeat of the CC fixture but the Giants will be praying for a different
The hosts are back home after been handed a reality check against the
defending champs. What the season has shown the "pretenders" so far is that they'll need to do
that bit more than hammering the "also rans" to be true contenders.
The Giants are really doing tough their Coach is off as is their captain and
best player the signing of "mono-brow brat" Brough hasn't quite worked yet
and they stumble form one defeat to another.
I think the best the Giants can hope for is that with the injuries the Wire
are carrying at the moment they can get within at least 2 scores.
More woe for the other "Brown" who is leading his party to a crushing defeat
Wolves by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 14|
|Number 2 tips||Wolves by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 16|
|Average||Wolves by 19|
TIGERS v. FC
A real must win game for the "Hills have eyes" hosts this week.
They bombed a decent lead last time out and are showing their true level in
the SL pecking order.
The Arlie birds "Trawl" into town looking to net 2 more points.
With Stig back and some confidence gained from there exploits at the Dragons
plaice I think the fish fingered visitors will have too much for the
Coach Matterson is hanging onto his job by a stump and that grip will loosen
further after another home defeat.
Hull by 10.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 10|
|Number 2 tips||FC by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 10|
|Average||FC by 9|
WILDCATS v. QUINS
Two teams with complete opposite levels of confidence and performance.
The hosts are "finger twitching" from one defeat to another despite some
Brian Mc's southern kaleidoscopes are on the up and with their squad
starting to get re-inforced with the return of their better players they
will have too much "colour" in their play for the mis-firing wannabes.
Quins by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Quins by 8|
|Number 2 tips||Quins by 6|
|SouthStander.com tips||Quins by 12|
|Average||Quins by 9|
BULLS v. RHINOS
The game of the round in my opinion and thankfully SKY have got this right
by picking this as a televised fixture.
The hosts are boosted after coming back from a 10 point deficit last time
out and the possible return of Langley and $$Orford.
The visitors arrive after putting the "pretenders to the throne" in their
place at HQ without the inspirational Peacock.
The Champs arrive after suffering more injuries to Talisman Peacock and
Young gun Clarkson and are missing the mercurial Webb after the disciplinary
showed the best example yet of the inconsistent numpties that are employed
at Red hall.
Last time these two met the Rhinos let the Dulls get away with a good start and
a big lead before hitting back for a draw.
However this time as with the Wolves last week I expect the Champs to put
the Crater of dreams residents firmly in their place and leave Mcbanana
feeling as empty as the Grattan land fill.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|Number 2 tips||Rhinos by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 4|
|Average||Rhinos by 7|
Thanks for reading and enjoy the games.
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