As the fight for play-off places continues the business end of the season is
on the horizon.|
Here are my thoughts on this weeks fixtures.
RHINOS v. WARRIORS
The game of the weekend league leaders against the reigning champs at HQ
under the lights and on SKY.
The hosts will be hoping for and will need the steely defensive effort they
showed in the cup game a few weeks back.
The visitors arrive after losing to Wire but bouncing back in style to
destroy the Cod-eads last time out.
Both teams will want to lay down a marker for various reasons for the Rhinos
it's about showing we aren't done yet and for the Pies they want to keep
showing that they are the champs elect.
Some cracking battles all over the park but for me the key will be keeping
the supply to Richards to a minimum and our pack laying a platform for
Buderus to get some speed around the ruck.
A real humdinger in store and a game not to be missed.
Rhinos by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 8|
|Number 2 tips||Warriors by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 12|
|Average||Warriors by 4|
QUINS v. FC
The hosts have nothing but pride to play for and welcome Birds eye Agar and
his shoal desperate to bounce back from last weeks battering.
The hosts were also well beaten last time out and again showed they are a
real Jekyl and Hyde this year.
The fishy visitors will also want to keep the race for 4th wide open so
they'll have more desperation to win.
I really do think that the visitors desperation could prove their undoing in
this one and the Quinns are a team that will lose heavily then bounce back
and beat a top 6 team.
A home win for me and a long Trawl back up North for the sponge bob cast.
Quins by 7.
|rhinoms tips||Quins by 7|
|Number 2 tips||Quins by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 8|
|Average||Quins by 3|
WOLVES v. SAINTS
Another cracker of a fixture when the Saints visit their SL play things.
This time however the Wire have actually beaten one of the big three and will be
very confident of turning a depleted Saints team over.
The hosts will be desperate to get this monkey off their backs and show they
are serious challengers for the double.
I think potter may rest some of his battle weary squad with the CC semi in
mind and that will open the door for a 1st Wire win in ages.
Wire by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 10|
|Number 2 tips||Saints by 2|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 8|
|Average||Saints by 5|
BULLS v. DRAGONS
The crater of dreams faithfull will actually be quite confident this week
they face a team with everything depending on their CC semi so it should be
The visitors have nothing to play for other than pride and maybe 1 or 2
fringe players will be able to cement a place in the 17 for the semi next
A real nothing fixture but a little confidence boost for old man Menzies and
his average mates.
Bulls by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Bulls by 10|
|Number 2 tips||Dragons by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 8|
|Average||Dragons by 3|
CRUSADERS v. REDS
Another chance for the Welsh to take a step closer to the top 8 and continue
to prove all doubters wrong.
The visitors have had some good results this year and didn't disgrace
themselves last time out against the champs.
This is a game the Taffs need to win to keep the top eight dream alive but if
they underestimate the Reds they will come unstuck.
Another good solid effort from McRae's men but to no avail.
Crusaders by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Crusaders by 8|
|Number 2 tips||Crusaders by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Reds by 6|
|Average||Crusaders by 4|
GIANTS v. WILDCATS
The hosts put the cleaners through a poor Quins team last time out and will
be confident against a shot Wakey outfit.
Old twitchy Kear just can't get his team going and it's no surprise really
when he was apparently courting other jobs earlier.
The puddy cats are really mange ridden and just need putting out of their
misery for this season and I expect the final nail in their top 8 coffin
The Hosts will win well and boost their form going into the later rounds of
SL but any talk of "the next big thing" should be laughed off.
Giants by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 14|
|Number 2 tips||Giants by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 22|
|Average||Giants by 18|
KR v. TIGERS
The wagon train heads east this week and after last weeks hiccup in Wales
they will face an even bigger challenge from the red half of Codsville.
The visitors are light in the pack after losing 2 of their props and a game
they had control in.
Justin Morgan will have his Red Snappers ready to fire and expect them to
put a big dent in the Cas hopes of an invite to the end of season hoe down.
Robins by 12.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 12|
|Number 2 tips||KR by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 6|
|Average||KR by 11|
Thanks for reading and enjoy the game. C'mon the Rhinos.
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