We enter round 10 and the table is taking shape. The only thing is that no-one
told Cas they weren't supposed to be top with the Giants!|
Here are my thoughts on this weeks fixtures.
QUINS v. TIGERS
The Waltons take their wagon train south this week to visit one of the
expansion clubs in London.
The league leaders will be in great spirits, and will be very confident of
another win against the seemingly frail hosts.
The home team look a pale shadow of the side that took the points away from
HQ and the Scouse squat on the back of gritty defence and clinical
The banjos will once again be firing out 'cotton eyed joe' all the way back
up the M1 as the 'surprise' package continue to revert to their pre-season
billing as also rans.
Cas by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 18|
|Average||Tigers by 16|
KR v. WARRIORS
The Red half of cods-vile will be hoping to build on a comfortable win last
time out despite having key players missing and their Willie lacking stiffness.
The forlorn Pies arrive this week after the Dragons did what the Rhinos
failed to do by exposing the defending champs as the chumps they appear to
Rat boy and Angel Lima will be hoping to bounce back and give coach Mcguire
a win they desperately need now the SL seem wise to his sh#*house tactics
and the one season wonder tag grows stronger.
Although the hosts appeared to mussel up in a well deserved win last time out
they are aided by a defence that even a French Battalion would have been ashamed of, and the performance of a crazy whistle clown from Cummings' officiating Circus.
Both teams are lacking confidence but the Pies will have too much and won't
make the same mistakes the last visitors did.
Pies by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 18|
|Average||Warriors by 14|
WOLVES v. CRUSADERS
A much needed sacrificial lamb for the home side this week after two consecutive beatings
that showed they don't have as big a bite as some would think.
However, the plastic South Welshmen will duly turn up for a good old
fashioned hiding and aid the headline makers in saying that TS has got his trophy
favourites back on track.
It will be another case of damage limitation for Coach Harris and his team
as they will meet a side who are too good, and coming off the back of a good old rollicking
from TS. The score-board will be ticking over at regular intervals.
A miss-match in store and cue the Wire faithful telling anyone and everyone
they will win everything.
Wire by 26.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 38|
|Average||Wolves by 32|
RHINOS v. GIANTS
The league leaders arrive at HQ on the back of an impressive destruction of
the Wire last time out looking strong, in form and hoping to add to the home
The Blue 'n' Amber really have to step up show hunger, desire and the
strength needed to keep this big Giants pack at bay.
The natives are getting restless and already the lists for departures and
new arrivals are popping up like mushrooms everywhere.
The team have skill and have shown albeit in glimpses that they can match
the better teams in this league but they've also had some shocking efforts
so it's time to man up and put in a full 80 minute performance.
Mono-brow and Pug face will be looking to guide the big pack around and
expose the past weakness shown by the home defence but this week they will
meet a fired up and more resolute Rhino outfit and leave coach Brown still
questioning if they are the real this year.
Leeds by 7.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 7|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 1|
SAINTS v. WILDCATS
The KFC Kid and his chums meet a wakey outfit brimming with confidence after
doing what they failed to do in beating the Londoners.
The home team are settling into their new quat and getting their form going
even without the hide n seek champ and the "Rooney" of SL Gobsh#*e
JK will have his misfit team fired up for another encouraging effort but
once again they'll come up short as the home team continue to build under
Too big a task for the visitors this week.
St's by 20.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 18|
|Average||Saints by 19|
DRAGONS v. FC
Spongebob and Co. cross the channel this week looking to trawl another win
after his job was saved by beating the pot-hole pub team.
This week though the reef will feel the fire of a Dragon outfit going from
big win to big win now the language barriers have been broken down and
they've shown hear and steel.
Whether or not the coach can blame the ref will be irrelevant like his black
n white team because the tongan muppets, Radders and any other pathetic name
their fish fingered followers call them they won't be good enough to net a
Vive le France will be once again heard around the home ground and they'll
have their mussels how they like them swimming in a garlic and cream based
sauce for dinner.
Dragons by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 8|
|Average||Dragons by 11|
REDS v. BULLS
This week coach Potter takes his over achievers to the Willows where the
home team are missing two of their coaching staff and any kind of consistency
in their performance.
After taking the lead last week against the cod eads they capitulated late
on and were well beaten whilst the hosts were leaking 50+ against the
It really could go either way with two average teams needing a win but I think the
hosts will want it more in front of their own crowd leaving Potter without
another win on the road.
Reds by 4.
|rhinoms tips||Reds by 4|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 8|
|Average||Bulls by 2|
If you are traveling to a game this week have a safe journey and also don't
forget that the Rhinos u20's will be the Giants as the curtain raiser KO at
Enjoy the action and thanks for reading.