As we enter the final straight the fight for play off places is still in
Here are my thoughts on this weeks fixtures.
FC v. WARRIORS
This week the Pies visit the Reef and Sponge bob will hoping his plankton
can show it's sole and mussle up to keep their season alive.
The Pies will be still high on confidence after last weeks CC exploits and
they could rest a few with one eye on next weeks semi against their bitter
This could prove to be a tough game with both teams fighting for play off
spots but with different finishing slots in sight.
Expect a fired up home shoal after 2 consecutive spankings by the Rhinos but
it won't be enough to knock the crust off the visitors.
Pies by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 22|
|Average||Warriors by 18|
REDS v. RHINOS
The Blue 'n' Amber make their last visit to the willows this week hoping to
maintain the momentum 2 wins on the bounce has created.
The hosts will be hoping to end their home SL hoodoo against the visitors
and finally get a win and give their new coach something to build on.
There could be a defeat in store here if the visitors have 1 eye on next
week's cup semi so focus will be key.
It's the final visit to Willows for the Blue 'n' Amber and no doubt memories
of the Chris Sanderson tragedy will surface so spare a thought for a lost
A potential banana skin awaits us but the teams hunger for CC semi places
will be enough to get us through.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 16|
|Average||Rhinos by 13|
TIGERS v. SAINTS
Two of the CC semi finalists meet at the "Rock Ridge probiz jungle down't lane
colon" this week.
With so much still to play for and both squads having many injuries I can't
see either team gambling on resting too many players.
The shell-suited hosts are pushing for a top 2 spot whilst the Web Footed
hosts are desperate to hold onto 6th.
Both teams are confident and come into the game on the back of great wins
but Fagins scousers should have too much quality so the banjoes remained
boxed and the moonshine on ice.
St's by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 16|
|Average||Saints by 15|
WILDCATS v. CRUSADERS
How fate has conspired this week one team on it's way to the championship
and one retains its franchise amongst heated debate.
Not what many thought though and the puddy cats get a 3yr reprieve after the
Crusaders finally crumbled and their SL bid without substance and finance
had to be withdrawn.
The home crowd will be in party atmosphere and the home team will get a huge
lift after looking like they'd fizzled out for this year.
The visitors arrive not even knowing if they will get paid and their futures
uncertain so the last thing they'll want or need is facing the team that
survived at their expense .
A much needed win in store for JK and co and the season needs to end now for
the failed welsh franchise.
Wakey by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Crusaders by 6|
|Average||Wildcats by 2|
WOLVES v. BULLS
If there was 1 team Potters wands needed to avoid this week then it was Wire
The visitors have had the week off to celebrate their drubbing of the Giants
but now they'll come back down to earth with a bang.
Expect the hosts to be fired up for this and looking to put their cup exit
behind them by pushing for the top spot.
This could get messy and no amount of confidence or remembering their big
win last time out will help the bull s#8t this week.
Wire by 26.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 18|
|Average||Wolves by 22|
GIANTS v. KR
Morgans Mullets visit the Galpharm this week desperate to keep their season
going after a CC mauling.
The hosts will be fired up after their cup exit and determined to maintain
their grip on 4th spot.
The season can't finish quickly enough for the Reds half of cods ville
because they won't threaten the play offs and rumours of the coach departing
are gathering momentum.
Coach Brown will want his side to prove their SL bubble hasn't burst and
that they remain a real threat this year despite their recent indifferent
The home team will prove too strong and send the visitors trawling home
Giants by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 10|
|Average||Giants by 12|
DRAGONS v. QUINS
A chance for the Dragons to maintain their charge this week as the whipping
boys cross the channel in this "expansion derby".
Another coach who can't wait for the season to end is London rookie coach
Powell who's promising start has disintegrated.
The visitors won't be helped by the announced exodus of most of their squad
and the young coach will want the year to end so his planning can start for
next year asap.
The hosts will be looking to build their momentum and cement a top 5 spot.
Too big, fast and skillful this could get messy for the jellied eels.
Dragons by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 22|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 14|
|Average||Dragons by 18|
If you are traveling to a game have a safe journey and let's paint Salford
Blue 'n' Amber.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the game.