After a week away for the Challenge Cup we return to the Bread and Butter of
the SL here are the previews for this weekends fixtures.|
RHINOS v. DRAGONS
A big challenge at HQ for the defending champs in the shape of the in form
After disappointing results against Saints and the Giants the Blue 'n' Amber
will be keen to get the win and close the gap on the top four.
Both teams had good Cup wins but the visitors had the tougher task and will
arrive confident and ready for a battle.
Although missing some quality, and doubts over Burrow after last week, the
home side need the win more than the visitors and I expect a tough encounter
in front of the cameras.
A tough and entertaining match in prospect but expect the Champs to get the
spoils and drag themselves back into the race for a top three spot.
Rhinos by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 12|
|Average||Dragons by 2|
SAINTS v. VIKINGS
After a late hiccup last time out the hosts will be much sharper when they
face their cup opponents this week.
The visitors will take a lot of confidence from scoring 38 points against the
same opposition but this isn't the fairy tale of the CC.
Expect a fast start from the home team and whether the visitors can stay in
touch will determine if it's a reasonable effort or a huge loss.
I can't see the Vikings troubling the scoreboard like last week whereas the
Saints will be fired up and determined to put the game to bed before half
ST's by 34.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 34|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 22|
|Average||Saints by 28|
WILDCATS v. REDS
The home side will be looking to build on their first half efforts of last
week where they deservedly lead at half time.
This week they welcome the hot and cold Reds who will pose threats and ask
questions of the home team.
This really could be an end-to-end game with plenty of points and both teams
having reasonable attacking options.
I think last week will be enough to give the home team the confidence for
the full 80 minutes this week and take the points.
Wakey by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Reds by 4|
|Average||Wildcats by 3|
BULLS v. GIANTS
The in form home team welcome the top team this week and they will hope to
continue their good recent form and get more than the pathetic 3k that came
out last week.
The visitors go into the game after re-signing problem child Moore after his
sacking by Widnes and they will be confident of continuing their grip on top
I think the home side will produce their usual spirited grind but they won't
have enough with or without the ball to beat the Giants.
A good away win with pot holers start their slide down the league begging
bowls in hand.
Giants by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 20|
|Average||Giants by 18|
FC v. WARRIORS
After the reality check last week the gentle touch will again entertain a
top team with very much the same result on the cards.
The reef have been telling everyone and anyone what a top team they are
since signing Ellis but the recall of Radford highlighted just how much
their squad lacks depth.
Last week also proved they are far from a top 4 team and maybe their recent
form was just that rather than a showing of any worth that they are top SL
Rat-Boy and Hock of the dead will enjoy another easy away day and take the
points and although the home whelks may put up a spirited effort they aren't
good enough yet.
Pies by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 8|
|Average||Warriors by 12|
KR v. BRONCOS
Two teams desperate for SL points after the Easter period.
It was a case of so near so far last week for the Robins whereas the
visitors cruised somewhat against inferior opponents.
The visitors just aren't good enough to put a consistent 80 minutes together
week after week and the writing must surely be on the wall for coach Powell.
The hosts will be hoping for a return to winning ways whilst looking to
improve their points difference.
The Broncos may compete for an hour but the huge home pack will be too
Robins by 20.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 6|
|Average||KR by 13|
WOLVES v. TIGERS
A chance for the home team to rest some regulars this week when Basil and
his comedy crew arrive in town.
The hosts will be looking to build a consistent 80 minute performance after
some disjointed performances in the League of late.
The visitors should be minus their talisman after his "Spanish Archer"
(El-Bow) on Ropati last week.
What can be said of the Tiggers other than HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
I think the Wire will up their efforts and put the mange-ridden visitors to
Wire by 28.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 28|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 12|
|Average||Wolves by 20|
If you are traveling to a game this week have a safe journey and thanks for