This week we enter Round 5 of the Super League and one fixture stands out. The Wires
visit to Headingley.|
Here are this weeks Previews.
RHINOS v. WOLVES
The game of the round takes place at HQ this week when TS brings his highly
rated Wolves team to town.
This is the first home game since the Blue 'n' Amber won the WCC and the first
meeting between these two since "THAT GAME" in last years GF eliminator.
Both teams have quality sat in their respective treatment rooms but saying
that there's still stacks of quality and potential on show.
Once again the visitors have started the season unbeaten and have racked up
the tries in some games.
The hosts have also started well with the blip at Wigan the only time
they've dropped points whilst also winning the WCC against a quality fired
up manly team.
This promises to be one of the games of the season already and expect plenty
of end-to-end RL, brutal collisions and a "last man standing" approach from
A great game in prospect but the Rhinos are starting their charge to the top
three early this year.
Rhinos by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 8|
SAINTS v. FC
Already the hosts have lost back to back close games and the questions are
getting asked re-KFC's departure and lack of replacement.
This week the "Gentle Touch" trawls into town on the back of a scrappy win
against the Wildcats last time out.
A huge blow to the plastic scousers is the absence of "Machine" Roby, which
will test their squad depth at 9.
The visitors have been grinding yet unspectacular and they will see this as
a great chance to take a notable scalp this early after getting an opening
day point against Wire.
Another tough game and the hosts will be feeling the pressure not to lose three
in a row (Not Grand Finals's this time).
I still think the visitors are short on real quality and even missing their
talisman the hosts will have too much mussle and take the spoils.
ST's by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 6|
|Average||Saints by 8|
DRAGONS v. REDS
Both teams will be pretty confident going into this match and although well
beaten at the Pie-dome the hosts know they have the quality to win this one.
A real tough test for the resurgent Reds and one they'll be looking to meet
head on after going 3 from 5 in the win column.
As good as the Reds may have been I don't think they have enough up front to
tame the hosts huge pack.
Not the hiding many may predict for the visitors but they'll still fall
short for me.
Dragons by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 12|
|Average||Dragons by 13|
KR v. BULLS
The much improved visitors enter the red half of cods-vile this week and
will be confident as their wins thus far have come away from the RFL's
The hosts will be looking to build on the nilling of SL whipping boys Widnes
last time out and having their 6 and 7 back will be key.
The home team are looking much stronger this year and will have more than
enough to take care of the visitors improved form.
I think this could be a grind-fest for the first 50 or so then the hosts
superior class will take the points.
HKR by 12.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||BULLS by 4|
|Average||KR by 4|
BRONCOS v. TIGERS
A game both sides desperately need to win to get their season going.
For the home team it just isn't happening this year despite signing some
decent players during the winter.
Cas have hit a wall after an opening night win and then suffering off field
Although improve efforts were there last week the visitors still lost by
over 20 and that's where they need to sharpen up.
The hosts need to sharpen everything and try to put together a solid 80
minute performance or coach Powell will be nearer to becoming the first
coaching casualty of the year.
This has all the signs it will be a nervous affair with both teams more
scared of losing than trying to win but I think the better finishing from
the Waltons will get the spoils.
Dust off the moonshine and toast an away win.
Cas by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 14|
|Average||Tigers by 11|
WILDCATS v. GIANTS
A huge test for Wakey this week after coming so close in cods-ville last
The visitors arrive brimming with confidence after a dramatic one point win
against ST's last time.
Coach Agar will hope his team can build and improve with and without the
ball this week and there are a few amongst the home ranks looking to prove a
point to the visiting Coaching staff.
If the visitors maintain their composure they should have just too much
skill ,pace and power for the home team to handle.
Again I think this will be closer than many predict but that extra quality
with the Giants ranks will see them take the points.
Giants by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 22|
|Average||Giants by 16|
VIKINGS v. WARRIORS
This week it's Rat by and co who will rack up the 'plus' column in the points
Poor coach ,poor team and this week another gulf in class on show.
Maybe the penny will drop after this and the home side will go out and sign
a coach who can improve them or at the very least organize them into a SL
Another "training run" with the visitors not getting out of 2nd gear for the
Pies by 40.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 40|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 60|
|Average||Warriors by 50|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.