As we enter Round 7 the shocks keep coming not least the Pies taking the
"Untouchable" approach to their fixture with Widnes then falling flat on
their faces, meanwhile the slump at Saints continues.|
Here are this weeks match previews.
GIANTS v. TIGERS
Another tough game for the forlorn Tiggers this week as the wagon train hits
Once again the home team have started strong and sit top of the SL early
The return of Coach Millward can't come soon enough for his struggling side
and his input is needed more than ever especially defensively.
For Mono-Brow FRS and Chav Brown they'll be looking to build on their
progress thus far and make sure come 10pm Friday night they are still on top
of the pile.
I expect a more spirited and much improved performance from John boy Orr and
co but doubt they have enough to take the points.
Giants by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 18|
|Average||Giants by 14|
REDS v. RHINOS
This week the defending Champs visit the new stomping ground of the Reds.
The home side will be looking to bounce back after their recent good run
came unstuck in France last time out.
For the Blue 'n' Amber they will be looking to keep their recent winning
form going after a well deserved battling win last week against the
previously unbeaten Wire.
The home team will show plenty of spirit and endevour but I think the way we
are playing at the moment we'll have too much power and pace for the home
An entertaining game but the quality of the visitors will prove too strong.
Rhinos by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 10|
BULLS v. SAINTS
A big fixture at the "Armitage Shanks RFL WC" this week.
The home team can't buy a win here and the visitors are on a 3 game losing
The absence of KFC Graham and the injured Roby is really hitting the plastic
scousers hard but for Simmons to stave off the p45 calls they NEED the win
For whispering Potter he's got to see if his mob can replicate their
grinding determined efforts at home that have brought them away wins.
This is a great chance for the Dulls to take the plastic scousers and cement
their 1st home win in front of the TV cameras.
Although early doors the ST's form will be concerning all involved and like
the home team they'll be desperate to get a win and I think they'll come
good this week.
A tough battle with plenty of huffing and puffing but the Scousers will pick
the home sides pocket and take the win.
ST's by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 14|
|Average||Saints by 12|
DRAGONS v. KR
After blowing a big lead last week the Robins will have to make big
defensive improvements to keep the fire of the Dragons at bay.
The home side are making their home ground a real "Dragons Den" with many
visitor leaving "out" of points.
The visitors have the pack to compete with their French counterparts but do
they have the overall quality from 1-17?
We'll certainly get the answers come full time and I think it will be "Non".
Another tough gritty effort from the Red half of Cods-Ville but not enough
Dragons by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 8|
|Average||Dragons by 2|
FC v. VIKINGS
Both teams will enter this one buzzing after their efforts last time out.
For the visitors they have put the marker down that although clearly the
weakest team in SL NO-ONE should take the urine like the Pies tried and got
The home side really out mussled the ST's away and earned their win and will
be looking to build momentum and show they are the Real deal this year.
Expect a much tougher and confident visiting team but the home side should
have far too much to net the win.
FC by 14.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 28|
|Average||FC by 21|
WOLVES v. WILDCATS
After losing their unbeaten tag the home side will be looking to get back to
winning ways as the bedraggled Wakey enter town.
Once again the visitors fluffed their lines and opportunities last week and
ended up losing.
The home side will look to improve on both sides of the ball less errors and
more defensive cohesion.
I doubt TS will be interviewed from behind his sulking pet lip this week
after a comfortable win against a side clearly not ready for the top teams
Wire by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||wolves by 30|
|Average||Wolves by 23|
WARRIORS v. BRONCOS
Expect a backlash at the Pie the dome after coach Wane got way above his
station last time out resting some quality players.
The visitors finally clicked last week got a well-deserved win but do they
have the quality to improve on that and do it for the full eighty minutes?
I think the visitors will be competative for an hour but I can't see them
having enough to stop the Pies at home especially after their "point and
laugh" efforts last week.
A much better effort and win for rat-boy and Hock of the Dead this week.
Pies by 18.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 28|
|Average||Warriors by 23|
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