It doesn't seem like a couple of weeks ago when we were longing for the new
This week we enter round eight and despite the Giants being 3 points clear at the
top there are only four points between second and eleventh with Widnes and the Rhinos having a game in hand.|
Here are this weeks previews.
SAINTS v. REDS
After completing back to back wins v Wire and Wakey the hosts have a much
easier task this week when the whipping boy Reds visit Langtree Park.
However last weeks big win came at a huge cost for the hosts after
playmaking dynamo Roby was ruled out for up to 10 weeks.
Whilst that will boost the visitors hopes of an upset it's still case of
"how many?" for the hosts.
the best the visitors can hope for is keeping it under 50 whilst the hosts
will have an easier fixture to re-shape their DH replacement.
ST'S by 32.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 32|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 40|
|Average||Saints by 36|
WILDCATS v. RHINOS
Its the West Yorkshire derby and the Champs are in town which will give the
hosts that extra 10% of determination.
After bouncing back to beat the Pies at HQ after a pasting the week before
the Blue 'n' Amber will travel down the road full of confidence.
The hosts however have suffered in their last 2 away fixtures and after
winning this fixture last year they will see this as the perfect fixture to
get back to winning ways.
After the hand bags on boxing day Poore v TMFMISL(2) will prove an
interesting side show to the main event.
I expect the home team to be up for this as they always are but thus far the
Rhinos are showing the mental strength to grind out wins post WCC.
A tough and entertaining encounter in prospect but this time i think the
visitors will have enough to get the spoils.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 14|
|Average||Rhinos by 12|
WOLVES v. GIANTS
The game of the round and Sky in their wisdom aren't showing it?????
The hosts finally got back to winning ways last week after consecutive
defeats albeit against the pub team of SL.
The Giants are top in March AGAIN many are talking them up AGAIN but to be
fair they've looked worthy league leaders thus far but we all know nothing
is won this early.
If the visitors can get a win here then the belief will grow even further
and who knows what that can do for their confidence later in the season.
However TS will be determined for his lads to show they are over their blip
and will see this as a chance to put the bad defeats to bed.
This is a good game on prospect (unfortunately the Sky numpties are treating
us to HKR v Cas) but i think home advantage will be key here.
Wire by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 6|
|Average||Wolves by 8|
DRAGONS v. BULLS
After a crushing home win last week the hosts welcome the free scoring Bulls
this week to Dragon country.
The visitors will arrive confident after scoring trys for fun recently but
their defence will be tested much more intensely this week.
Although missing Webb and Dereau the hosts are still a tough outfit on their
home turf and although the visitors will give them a game I doubt they have
the defensive strength to get the spoils.
A tough encounter amongst the respective packs but the home side have the
Dragons by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 14|
|Average||Dragons by 14|
BRONCOS v. FC
The hosts will be buzzing after securing another win and climbing off the
bottom of the table.
Once again the "Talkers champions" were undone in the last 20 of a match
last week and the sooner someone they realise the game lasts 80 minutes and
reminds them their owner said they would be world class and not World
garbage the better not that it would make any difference.
Fortunately they have a perfect chance to rack up some points and give their
deluded owner and fan-base something to cheer about this week against a weak
The Nags are improving but I doubt that the improvement is big enough this
week to beat a fired up and under pressure Cod Army.
Cods by 16.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 28|
|Average||FC by 22|
WARRIORS v. VIKINGS
The hosts return to the pie dome after losing a close battle against the
Champs but they hope to have talisman Rat-Boy back and have already scored
the 1st points of this game by not allowing the visitors to select "Hock of
the dead" as per the terms inserted for the loan contract agreed in
pre-season (obviously scared).
The visitors have been much better thus far than they were last year but
lack real depth and have a fair bit of the decent part of their squad on the
It could get tasty with the hosts missing a lot of their 1st choice pack but
they will be too fired up and have too much quality for the visitors to
Pies by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 22|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 28|
|Average||Warriors by 25|
KR v. TIGERS
The wagon train rolls into Cods-ville this week after a shocking defeat
against the nags last week.
The hosts are hot and cold from week to week so its anyone's guess which
Robins team will turn up.
Whilst its pretty clear the hosts have more quality both have been weak
defensively recently and the visitors only raise their game against the big
boys and for their cup final v The Champs.
I expect it to be an open game but the visitors will fall short against the
speed out wide of the hosts attack.
HKR by 16.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 4|
|Average||KR by 6|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.