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rhinoms Superleague XVII Previews - Grand Final
Posted by southstander on October 04 2012 - 14:09:57

by rhinoms

With two showpiece events each season most clubs would be happy to get to just one. But Saturdays Super league Grand Final sees the re-match of the Challenge Cup Final, won so convincingly just six weeks ago by Warrington Wolves.

But Grand Finals are 'what the Rhinos do' and with five wins in the last eight years it would be a brave man to rule out the Rhinos chances of yet another fabulous October evening at Old Trafford.

The also-rans dispensed with, now we are down to the 'nitty gritty'.

Read more here....

After twenty-seven Super League rounds and a 3week play off series we finally arrive at the "Big one" it's Grand Final time and for those of us who follow the Blue 'n' Amber it could be described as "Groundhog Day".

Here is my Grand Final preview.


Once again a "better team" picked the Rhinos as their club-call opponent and once again they regretted it as the Rhinos showed their best defensive performance of the year filled with fire and agression which was capped off by the efforts of Play-off Jedi Sir Kev.

The Wire have finally made it to the Grand Final and to be fair they did it style once they upped the gears against Saints who simply had no response.

So here we are the second big final in six weeks and it's the same two teams only this time it takes place on "Our Manor", and Grand Finals is what we do.

Having Danny Mags back will bea huge boost for us because he adds balance to our attack brings some much needed X-factor and there's no doubts at all we are much better team with him than without as the Stats prove.

We all know Wire can score from all over the park at any time in fact we don't need reminding not only because of two painfull Challenge Cup losses but we have all witnessed forst hand how Tony Smith has his teams coached and how they play.

Of course the Wire start favourites if not only because of their Cup exploits but they finished way ahead of the Rhinos on the Super League ladder.

History can be discussed and in these games at this time of year it points to a Rhinos win but Tony Smith really has built a tough team full of pace and skill and they have 3/4 CC wins under their built so they won't be over-awed in any way.

The time for joking is over the "there's always next week" approach doesn't exsist tthis is the time for last two standing to go toe to toe pack and decide who is the BEST.

A nerve wrecking occasion and plenty of big colisions ,errors and jaw dropping action in store but we know full well NEVER WRITE OFF A RHINO and once again the bookies and experts have done this which points to the obvious the Rhinos win (I hope).

Rhinos by 7.

rhinoms tipsRhinos by 7 tipsWolves by 6
AverageRhinos by 1

If you are travelling to the game have a safe journey and check the traffic reports the M62 is a nightmare and enjoy the game.

Finally it's been a pleasure writing these previews and once again many many thanks for reading them GO Rhinos!!



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