Here are my thoughts on the upcoming games.|
RHINOS v. QUINS
The battle of the 100%'s at HQ this week when the Cockney Rebels visit.
The visitors really have upset the form book this year beating the much
fancied Crusaders and the dis-interested Catalans.
The key for young pretender coach Powell has been their defence and then
taking the chances created by their "Golden Triangle" of Gale, Dorn and
Randell add to that a fully fit Purdham and they are a pretty useful RL
The Rhinos are returning home after two wins on the road where they scored
some scintillating tries but also had questions about their defence
After leaving Cods-ville last week with a well deserved 2 points they will
rightly be disappointed to hear about the loss of improving back-rowers
Delaney (6 weeks) and Ablett (3 weeks).
This week they will hope for the return of Ali and Work-horse Ben Cross and
after a promising impact on debut Hauraki will be looking to have more to
show the Headingley faithful on his home debut.
A decent game in prospect but the fire-power of the home team will be far
too much for the Pearly Quins.
Rhinos by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 12|
|Average||Rhinos by 14|
SAINTS v. WOLVES
A real humdinger in prospect when these two meet in Widnes.
For the hosts they are hoping that they can build on the destruction of the
Reds last week whilst the GF wannabes are in better spirits after a last
gasp win against the Robins.
Both teams are carrying injuries for the Scousers Leon "where is he in
October" Pryce remains on the injured list and their Auburn haired cuddly
pack leader remains doubtful with a shoulder injury.
For TS he's missing "I didn't know what was in the bag" King and messrs
Bridge and Cooper and will hope that Puletua and co don't target soggy
Kit-Kat Myler too often.
This promises to be all action and end to end if both teams come to play but
once again the CC holders will be visibly choked in SL.
Saints by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 12|
|Average||Saints by 13|
CRUSADERS v. BULLS
A real crash back to earth for both teams after promising starts in Cardiff.
The Harris inspired Hollywood welsh were only two points adrift away in London
and although they were gutted to lose there's not much needed to tweak for
this weeks match.
For the visitors it didn't take long for them to revert to type and perform
like the pub team we know them to be.
After selling tickets for ten bob and half a packet of wine gums to get the
punters to back coach Potters "new look" (don't laugh) Crater of dreams squad
were given a good old fashioned pasting Pie style.
Another tough task in prospect away in Wrexham for the "Bulls are Back"
(Quality Clarkey) and expect the mercurial Sammutt to add to the Odslum
Crusaders by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Crusaders by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 8|
|Average||Crusaders by 1|
KR v. DRAGONS
After a narrow defeat at the Ikea HJ last week the Red Mullets of Cods-ville
return home to hosts the poor and mentally soggy French team.
Coach Morgan really expects his team to be serious challengers again this
year and have an impact in the CC so he'll be expecting at the very least a
For the visitors they really haven't shaken off pre-season mode yet and when
they concede they don't seem bothered or together.
The pressure must be mounting on new coach Robinson because the last thing
the Catalan Board will be expecting is another wooden spoon.
An improved effort (can't be any worse) from the visitors but no where near
Robins by 18.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 32|
|Average||KR by 25|
GIANTS v. FC
Both teams will be looking to get much-wanted wins after poor defeats last
For the hosts coach Browns top 4 pretenders were out muscled in the mud down
at the "Probiz wheldon jungle colon".
For the fishy visitors the excuses are rolling off Sponge bob Agars tongue
already and the Reef is growing restless.
The has beens from cods-ville will be praying that the hosts will be
suffering a Cas hangover but the Giants will be standing too tall and it's
nearly time for the coach to Clam up and swim off.
Giants by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 4|
|Average||Giants by 8|
WILDCATS v. REDS
The performance of last week has to go to the "beg ,stolen and borrowed"
They went to France showed their claws and got a very good win against a
very lack-lustre Dragons outfit.
This week P45 chasing Mcrae rolls into town with his abysmal thrown together
Reds squad and they have had 2 good hidings already and the last team they
need to be playing will the JK inspired hosts.
The 1st home game of the season for the newly owned Wakey club and although
some of their better players were cherry picked they will look to further
boost the new good feeling amongst the locals.
Wakey by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 8|
|Average||Wildcats by 8|
WCC: WARRIORS v. ST GEORGE
A really good game in prospect at the pie dome on Sunday evening.
The battle of the Champions will take place and coach Bennett has brought
his strongest available squad although you have to question how serious they
are taking it because they've only arrived a week before the game after two
good warm up wins at home in Aus.
The Pies will be looking to show the SKY team that they are worth the
creaming over they receive just for warming up and look to win the trophy
and build on last years GF win.
This really could go either way and depends if "Bruce" Silverwoods Reffing
style is replicated or we get a much more familiar whistle style where
wonder boy S.Tompkins gets penalties for breathing near him.
I think the 1 week prep by St George will go against them to be honest and the Pies
are looking very strong.
Pies by 6.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 6|
|SouthStander.com tips||St. George by 12|
|Average||St. George by 3|
If yer traveling to matches safe journey, enjoy the weekend and thanks for