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.
RHINOS v. WOLVES
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
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 tips||Rhinos by 7|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 6|
|Average||Rhinos 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!!