After 27 Super League rounds we finally reach the "Business" end of the season.
Here are this weeks previews.|
WARRIORS v. DRAGONS
After having their "Hub-cap" party crashed by their nearest rivals ST's last
week expect a mean and fired up Pie mob.
For the Dragons they enter the play offs with some good wins behind them but
this will be their toughest game of the year.
I expect plenty of fireworks when the two packs collide but I think the Pies
have more quality out-wide and in the BR.
The Dragons should make a game of it but knowing they have a second bite
should they lose could see them give up after an hour if they are a few
It should be decent game but I don't see the Dragons having enough fire to
burn the Crustys!
Pies by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 8|
|Average||Warriors by 12|
WOLVES v. SAINTS
The game of the weekend as second meets third at the Ikea flat-pack.
Both teams have quality across the board but after last years failure the
much fancied home team will have that extra bite and after some smart squad
rotation they in theory have the fresher team.
Having said that Play-off RL is what ST's do best and they have this inner
belief that they will make the GF no matter the opponent that faces them.
This should be a belter and i doubt there'll be any holding back from either
side despite both having a 2nd shot should they come up short.
The collisions across the park will be brutal ,fast and furious but for me
the hosts hold the advantage out-wide.
The home side know that ST's hold a hoodoo over them but under TS that
becomes less and less an issue.
The home side take if for me but in a humdinger.
Wire by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 14|
|Average||Wolves by 11|
RHINOS v. WILDCATS
This could be the upset of the series the visitors arrive as the form team
of the SL on the back of seven straight wins one of which was a demolition job
on the home team.
For our Blue 'n' Amber lads they must have had a lot of soul searching to do
this week after a pathetic effort last time out despite playing against twelve
men for well over an hour.
there's talk of Mags returning but a shift in attitude and application is
more important and a return to the attitude that play-off RL is when we "go
I still think we have enough quality to do a job on the visitors the
question is firmly if we still have the mind-set and desire to do so?
After recent defeats and another Challenge Cup battering I think the lads will switch
on and get the job done against a tough and determined opponent.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 8|
FC v. GIANTS
Both teams will be confident after some big wins but knock out RL increases
The hosts haven't matched their owners gob and the visitors have lost 9/10
albeit bouncing back in style last week with twelve men.
This could be the most open of all the games with both defences leaking
points and i expect an end to end encounter with a who blinks first outcome.
I do think though if the visitors can get in front then the home crowd will
soon show discontent with their side and the whelks will go into their
An entertaining game but an away win for me.
Giants by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 8|
|Average||Giants by 8|
If you are attending a match have a safe journey and enjoy the game.
Thanks for reading.