Now we've completed the "derby" part of the Easter weekend the shocks just
keep coming and now we enter part two and round twelve of the SL season.|
Her are my thoughts on the upcoming fixtures.
DRAGONS v. BULLS
The Hosts return home after winning the "expansion" derby and they have
chance to add Potters Pub team to their list of scalps in front of the
The visitors will be physically and mentally drained after giving their all
and coming away with nothing against the Rhinos last time out.
The news doesn't get any better for ditch residents as one of their very few
quality players Kearney is out with a broken foot which may force recall for
the struggling Briggs or jelly fish Sykes.
Coach Robinson really is building a useful and dangerous team with Dureau
the chief architect and this will be another 2 pts to their tally.
Not enough left in the tank for Lynch and his also rans.
Dragons by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 8|
|Average||Dragons by 11|
KR v. QUINS
The red half of cods-vile will be hoping to get a much-needed win after
losing the Trawler War last time out.
The visitors are struggling to live up to their early season promise and
will hope the farce and confusion surrounding the limp Willie saga will help
Coach Morgan may not be under as much pressure as some SL coaches but if
they don't start making the headlines for their winning RL rather than
pathetic and lifeless squad retention/signing he could be the next one out.
The unloved from down south will prove a test and after the hosts failed to
show Mussle last time out expect Purdham and co to leave them Shell shocked
and skate away with 2 pts.
Quins by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Quins by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Quins by 8|
|Average||Quins by 8|
WILDCATS v. WARRIORS
The hosts produced one of the performances of the good Friday matches when
they left rock ridge with the spoils and mongo and co were left without a
hoe down and their barns burned down.
This week they entertain the Pies who arrive on the back of their own energy
sapping Derby win and looking to build up form and send coach Mcguire home
with another trophy.
JK will have his team fired up no doubt about but their biggest problems are
squad depth and when they've produced a stunning effort they've failed to
back it up.
The visitors will have too much gravy and take the points leaving "rugby
gods" Clarke burping his worm over Rat-boy and co.
Pies by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 24|
|Average||Warriors by 20|
WOLVES v. FC
The on fire hosts welcome Stig and co after very different results.
Sponge-bob Agars lot got a hard fought Reef derby win whilst the hosts
didn't need second gear when destroying the inconsistent Reds.
Too much energy will have been taken out of the Whelks from Humberside and
they will tire quickly in the face of the onslaught from TS' wolf pack.
Another home win and the natives will be left talking up their GF
credentials again despite the rest of SL knowing they've played 3 of the
poorest teams in the league.
More misery and excuses from Agar as the bark and bite from Wire get louder
Wire by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 16|
|Average||Wolves by 15|
RHINOS v. CRUSADERS
The Blue 'n' Amber return to HQ after a grinding if yet unspectacular win at
the Gratten land fill.
This week we entertain Harris and his Giant killers after they left Astra
thief and whining b#tch N. Brown stunned by a 32-6 loss.
The hosts really need to up the gears and performance levels to get the
Rhinos "back in the chase" and they will be boosted by returning talisman
Whilst the Giants result will boost the visitors confidence it should also
be a warning to Brian Mc's boys that if they don't perform the plastic Taffs
will take the points.
A tougher than expected game but the Rhinos are more desperate and have that
bit more quality to get the points.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 18|
|Average||Rhinos by 14|
SAINTS v. TIGERS
Two teams reeling from derby defeats after getting into winning leads.
The Scouse squatters will be looking to put the Pie defeat behind them and
renew their quest for a top 2 spot.
The wagon train enters town after a shock loss to their unfancied rivals the
This is a real test for both teams for the hosts they will be looking to
prove their youngsters can handle life at the top of SL whilst the visitors
will hoping to prove cotton eyed joe is not a "one hit wonder".
This promises to be a fiery and entertaining encounter but the Doggies bound
Stawberry blonde will lead the hosts to a win which will leave the Wagon
train on bricks and the banjoes string less.
St's by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 6|
|Average||Saints by 13|
GIANTS v. REDS
Another 2 teams desperate to turn around poor performances and results.
The hosts were out-played last time out in Wrexham after some eye catching
wins whilst the coach-less Reds were destroyed without scoring at home.
The Astra Thief and pack of angels will have too much for an improved but
very ragged Reds outfit.
Expect more talk from the home fans and Mono-Brow about how great they are
after a comfortable win.
Giants by 18.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 14|
|Average||Giants by 16|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and don't forget the
bank holiday traffic.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the action.