As we enter June the clear favourites for the top spots continue their
winning form with the rest vying for form and position behind them.|
Here are my thoughts on the weekends games.
CRUSADERS V WOLVES
A real tough year for rookie coach Harris doesn't get any easier when his
plastic Welshmen meet the league leaders and form team.
TS has no worries at all his team are simply to good for all comers at the
moment and he can look forward to another unopposed training session in
The only positive for the taffs is that they won't play wire every week.
Wire by 30.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 30|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 42|
|Average||Wolves by 36|
REDS v. WILDCATS
The two most unpredictable teams in the league meet at the Willows.
Both are capable of gutsy and quality wins but also can be on the receiving
end of good hidings.
JK will hope his unloved team can shake off their CC hangover whilst coach
Veivers will be looking to show the Reds board they've made a mistake not
appointing him the full time coach.
An entertaining game between two sides desperate for better but home advantage
should just be enough.
Reds by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Reds by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 6|
|Average||Reds by 2|
SAINTS v. RHINOS
The Blue 'n' Amber face another top four opponent this week still searching for
that elusive win against teams above them.
The shell-suited hosts are going along nicely and despite some ridiculous
injuries to mirror our own they are getting wins and staying in touch at the
What team will turn out for the Rhinos is anyones guess but another 2nd half
to mirror the Wire performance won't be good enough and Brian Mc really is
under pressure from the faithful to turn it around.
The hosts are always confident of leaving their visitors on bricks at home
with the KFC kid leading the pack but I think/hope we will be too desperate
and fired up for them and get our 1st win against a top four team despite Mc's
tactics and selections.
Rhinos by 4.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 4|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 8|
|Average||Saints by 2|
DRAGONS v. WARRIORS
This is one of the stand out fixtures of the weekend and the Pies will be
hoping Rat boy and co can continue their winning run.
The hosts are really showing their fire this year and will be confident of
another two points after their destruction of the same opponents at the Pie
A really tough encounter and hopefully it won't be decided by a Richards
"slam dunk" try or a passing move Payton Manning would be proud of.
A new and confident home side guided by the magic of Dureau will have just
enough to take the spoils and leave Clarke and rat boy cursing the rugby
Dragons by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 18|
|Average||Warriors by 10|
QUINS v. BULLS
Two of the "also rans" meet darn sarf this week and the visitors arrive
after winning a home game!
The hosts still stumble from defeat to defeat and show no signs of the early
season form which netted them wins against St's and the Rhinos.
This could well be entertaining in that neither team can defend so the best
way for them both to approach it is attack at all costs.
Despite encouraging signs Potters pot-hole pub team will revert to type and
Quins by 7.
|rhinoms tips||Quins by 7|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 6|
|Average||Quins by 1|
GIANTS v. TIGERS
The Wagon train arrives at the Galpharm and not in good enough form to
challenge the joint top team hosts.
The high 6's and ho downs are just things of memory in the SL and although
they got a good old fiddle dual after their cup win it's not enough to
inspire them to the points here.
The hosts are boosted after Mrs Brown gave her hubby permission to stay
another year and the Mono-Brow has earned an England call up.
The hoists will be too big and powerful plus they won't forget the early
season defeat to the same opposition making revenge a must and the banjoes
getting twanged in defeat.
Giants by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 8|
|Average||Giants by 11|
KR v. FC
The Cod 'Ead derby part 3 takes plaice at Craven park this week with both
teams desperate for a win for very different reasons.
The hosts are desperate to get their season going after poor performances
and limp willies have left the red mullets putting pressure on their coach
The visitors are looking to Mussle up and show that their home defeat last
week was a blip and their sole remains intact in their ultimate shoal of a
top 8 finish.
A brutal clash at the reef and their could shells left all over the nets but
expect the visitors to Clam up and the hosts to trawl the two points.
HKR by 6.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 8|
|Average||KR by 12|
If you are attending a game then have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Just to add the Rhinos u15 ,16 and 18's are in action at Headingley Carnegie
on Saturday against their plastic scouse counterparts starting at 11.30am
for the u15 fixture.
Come down and enjoy the "future" of our club showing their worth.
Thanks for reading.