It doesn't seem like a couple of weeks ago when we were longing for the new
season to start but already we hit the Round seven stage.|
Here are this weeks previews.
RHINOS v. WARRIORS
After the dismal and disjointed defeat at the hands of the Giants last week
the defending Champs have another tough test at HQ.
Rat-boy and co arrive on the back of a thumping 38-0 win against the Dragons
and will be confident given their recent excellent record at our place.
For the Blue 'n' Amber they have to improve across the park especially with
the ball and we certainly cant afford such a lethargic game.
We proved at Saints we can handle big games post WCC so this is a perfect
fixture to prove last week was a blip.
We know from last year having a decimated FR wont deter the visitors so we
have to be firing on all cylinders and I think we will.
This could be a humdinger with both sides fired up but I expect a big
response from the Champs and think we'll just grind out the win.
Rhinos by 4.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 4|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 12|
|Average||Warriors by 4|
REDS v. WOLVES
After a spirited draw away at Wakey the last thing the hosts needed was a
game against the mis-firing Wire who have suffered back to back defeats.
The visitors will be really determined to win this one and TS will have them
ready for a backlash.
Whilst the hosts showed some positives last week they really don't have the
calibre to handle the visitors this week.
Wire by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 22|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 26|
|Average||Wolves by 24|
SAINTS v. WILDCATS
The hosts bounced back in style last week and will look to build on that
when the "NEVER SAY DIE" team of SL visit Langtree Park.
This is a tough task for the visitors as the hosts seem to have finally
found their mojo under coach Brown and we all know the damage they can do at
Although they will make it a battle and get stuck in I don't see the
visitors having enough to trouble the result.
A decent game should be on offer but the home side have too much quality and
now the confidence to match it.
ST's by 18.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 12|
|Average||Saints by 15|
DRAGONS v. VIKINGS
The hosts were given a an old fashioned pasting at the pie-dome but at home
they are tough to beat.
To be fair the 2013 Vikings are really showing a lot of guts, improvement
and some quality if they aren't taken seriously.
However, saying that they have a couple of key injuries and their go to
forward suspended which makes this a game too far in my opinion.
I think they visitors will get stuck in and make it a game but they don't
have enough depth to get the win.
Dragons by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 14|
|Average||Dragons by 15|
GIANTS v. FC
It's the "pretenders" trophy at the Tetley's stadium as both teams will go
into this full of confidence after demolishing their respective opponents
Having their "kicking General" back really boosts the hosts and gives them
better shape at six & seven.
The visitors will hope to build on their nilling of Cas and get plenty of
ball to the in form speedster Lineham out wide.
This could be a great game for the viewer but I think once again the
visitors will be in it for an hour or so then run out of steam.
Giants by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 14|
|Average||Giants by 12|
BULLS v. KR
The Robins visit Odslum this week after another win last week whilst the
hosts let a 16 point lead slip at Widnes.
This should be end to end with both showing some good attacking quality but
also look very open defensively.
For me though the way the Nags opened the visitors up last week will give
the hosts the edge because they certainly offer more threat than an ageing
Gower and co.
Plenty of tries with some defensive woes for both but the host hold the
extra 10% in this.
Dulls by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Bulls by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 4|
|Average||Bulls by 6|
TIGERS v. LONDON
The visitors travel north hoping to catch the host as poor defensively as
they were in Cods-vile last week.
Both teams are leaking pints but the hosts have the better performances and
The Nags may make it a game early on but for me they still cant perform for
80 minutes add to that the host will be determined to bounce back after last
An improvement from both teams but the home side get the win this week.
Cas by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 18|
|Average||Tigers by 16|
If you are travelling to a game have safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.