This week we enter round 6 with some interesting fixtures and fireworks
Here are my thoughts on the weekends games.
CRUSADERS v. DRAGONS
Two of the "expansion" teams meet this week in Wrexham and both will be desperate
for morale boosting wins.
The hosts were again well beaten in Cods-ville this time the Red half and
their "Big Willie" inflicted the damage.
The visitors arrive on the back of a defeat they grasped from the jaws of
victory down in the Jungle.
Both have untried young coaches eager to prove their credentials and it
should make for an entertaining encounter although maybe not a well attended
I think the visitors will have the appetite for this one and take the
Dragons by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Crusaders by 6|
|Average||Dragons by 1|
FC v. WILDCATS
The hosts return to the Reef this week well and truly shell shocked after
losing to the 12 man Pies.
For JK he takes his unloved puddy cats back to where he had success before
the crazy call to ditch him.
Although the visitors were well beaten by the Dogged Wolves last time out
they put in a spirited display and can take confidence into this weeks
The hosts will be missing "sick-note Stig and have lost Yeaman to suspension
for not taking any slaver off the Tompkins brats.
Another creditable effort by JK's lads but not enough.
FC by 16.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 14|
|Average||FC by 15|
REDS v. KR
The hosts return home on the back of a good old fashioned hiding last time
out and welcome the Red Mullets and their Willie Circus.
Still missing their head coach the onus will fall on Simms to turn around
the shocking effort they put in during the 2nd half at HQ last week.
Coach Morgan will be hoping the "Willie" factor can continue its momentum
whilst offsetting the loss of General Dobson and carry them to another two
The rebuilt Reds are in serious bother confidence and talent wise and the
wholesale changes are yet to bear fruit.
Robins by 10.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 18|
|Average||KR by 14|
GIANTS v. WARRIORS
The game of the weekend and a chance for the Giants to reinforce their early
season top 4 billing.
The Pies arrive minus SL Brats the Tompkins brothers and the AWOL Gleeson.
The defending champs got out of jail last week against the Cods at the
Pie-dome but this will be a very harder test of their squad and resolve and
one they'll fail.
The hosts had a blip at Cas the other week but will be looking to build on
their destruction of the "Pot hole" dwelling pub team from down the road.
Giants by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 6|
|Average||Giants by 2|
RHINOS v. SAINTS
The two Grang Final regulars meet at HQ with both missing Quality and tipped for
The hosts built their confidence back up last week with a rout against the
poor reds out-fit and managed to do it without 5 recognised Props.
Both teams will have quality absentees due to injuries and "other issues" so
it may reduce the amount of skill on show but it won't reduce the
entertainment value or dilute the intense rivalry.
The pressure will be on the strawberry blonde cuddly one and the dynamic
Roby to lead their team to a much-needed win after failing to get a home
2pts thus far.
Expect plenty of fireworks and confrontation as these two really do dislike
each other but with the visitors are missing their hide 'n' seek champ and
the Union bound spoilt stale breaded boned Brat the hosts should have just
enough for the win.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 8|
WIRE v. QUINS
The early season form team entertain the "surprise" package of the SL thus
far when they host the high flying Quins.
The hosts are back at home after a much harder than expected win at Wakey
last time out and will be hoping they don't become the visitors latest high
profile victims after their wins on the road at Headingley and in Widnes.
Expect the hosts to start all guns firing and to try and blow away the
visitors early on but they could come unstuck if the southern team get to
impose their game and get plenty of ball to their 3 musketeers.
A decent game in prospect and another test both teams will relish but with
the home team having Too much Bite this time around.
Wire by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 18|
|Average||Wolves by 13|
BULLS v. TIGERS
The unbeaten wagon train rolls into the Gratten Pot Hole this week and the
Banjoes are blazing.
For the hosts they return hoping to improve 110% on their last outing when
the harsh realities of the talent levels of their Squad have were exposed
This could well prove to be the last chance the hosts have to convince their
"Netto" priced season ticket holders there is hope for them this year before
the crowds dessert them once again.
Whilst the pressure mounts on the over-hauled home team the last thing they
need is a tough task against their unbeaten barn-dancing visitors.
More high 6's and the "fiddle factor" to continue.
Cas by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 8|
|Average||Tigers by 11|
If you are traveling to any games this weekend have a safe journey and enjoy
Thanks for reading.