Already we arrive at round four of the new season the snow has gone but the great
I-Pitch debate goes on.|
As we enter the weekend SL has the bragging rights over the NRL after the
Rhinos thrilling win against Manly now we get back to SL business.
Here are this weeks previews.
REDS v. FC
After finally getting their first win against the 2012 whipping boys the Reds
will hope to gain back to back wins against the Cods who are hit by injury
The hosts seem to be "as you were" thus far with the good ,bad and Bulls all
thrown into their 3 performances this year.
The visitors looked pretty sharp against a poor London team until they were
reduced to 12 men so it's still too early to sense how they'll play or
improve this year.
It could prove to be an entertaining game but even missing 2/3 the visitors
won't clam up and have too much to crab the points.
FC BY 16.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 8|
|Average||FC by 12|
SAINTS v. DRAGONS
The game of the weekend at "light fingered" park when the high flying
With both teams unbeaten and looking to find their stride early this should
be a humdinger especially as Dragons coach has finally done what SL couldn't
do he's found Leon 'I don't do October' Pryce!
The hosts pack will be really tested without the KFC kid and Dereau along
with Bosc etc will bring enough quality to the home defence honest and on
The young gun halves at St's will need to be sharp and at their best and I
doubt the team will get away the sloppy defence witnessed last week.
The vistors will really get stuck in and look to burn the hosts early but I
think ST's will just have enough at home to pick the Dragons pockets.
St's by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 8|
|Average||Saints by 8|
WILDCATS . BULLS
The hosts will be nice and fresh and sharper after their enforced week off.
The visitors will be trying to get back to winning ways after showing their
true talent last week after getting " flushed" at the RFL WC.
Another entertaining game in prospect especially for the home faithful who
will expect the points this week.
Whispering Potter really needs to raise his voice or expect another season
in the Dumps.
Expect the visitors to compete more this week but the hosts will have their
claws on the points come full time.
Wakey by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 6|
|Average||Wildcats by 8|
TIGERS v. WARRIORS
Tragically this game will be last thing on the minds of the home team after
last weeks tragic events.
The visitors are starting to look as good as the fans think they are and
will be totally confident of sinking Cas and their former coach.
The home team have done ok but need to dig in more and show the resolve and
structure they did in week one or it could be a long day.
A tough day for the home-team who will try hard but come up short.
Pies by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 22|
|Average||Warriors by 18|
BRONCOS v. GIANTS
The tough matches come thick and fast for the home side.
This week the visitors will be seething after losing at home last week and
they arrive looking to stomp all over the hosts.
The home-team just can't get enough quality or link up play for any
sustained amount of time and really look like 17 strangers thrown together.
With Pug Robinson, Fat Robbie Savage and Mascot Brough the Giants have too
much for a ragged Broncos outfit.
Giants by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 22|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 10|
|Average||Giants by 16|
WOLVES v. KR
The home-team will be looking to build on their tough away win last week
when they entertain the Red Mullets.
The visitors are Buoyed by getting a draw against the scousers last week
especially missing their 6 and 7.
The home pack have a real challenge this week with messrs Paea and Mika
continuing their destructive start to the season.
A game too far for the visitors who without their 6 and 7 will be unable to
capitilise on any work their tough pack produce.
Wire by 18.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 28|
|Average||Wolves by 23|
VIKINGS v. RHINOS
The new boys entertain the World Club Champs this week.
After another pasting gonad gargling Betts is running out of gravel to spit
out as excuses.
The visitors arrive after a tough and thrilling well-deserved cup win but
Missing the machine Jib and possibly looking to rotate one or two the visitors
17 will be adjusted somewhat.
For the hosts and their I-pitch the novelty of playing the best should raise
their intensity and adrenalin.
It may not be a vintage Blue 'n' Amber performance but they have far too
much pace and power for the hosts.
Rhinos by 26.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 36|
|Average||Rhinos by 31|
I just want pass on my condolences to the Millward family after tragedy
struck this week.
If you are traveling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the games
Thanks for reading.