This week we have the Superleague Easter derby day followed by a short turnaround
ready to go again on bank Holiday Monday.|
Here are the first of the weekends previews.
Easter Part I.
RHINOS v. BULLS
The big City Clash starts the derby fixture bonanza at HQ.
The hosts should be refreshed and ready to go after an enforced break due to
their game getting cancelled twice last week.
The visitors arrive on the back of a 20 point defeat in the Dragons Den but
have shown thus far they can score plenty of trys if they are given space.
The Bulls seem to be back on the up and they'll be desperate to lay down a
marker here to show their top 8 potential.
The Champs have started well defensively (Giants aside) but still haven't
hit their potential with ball in hand but i expect that to change this week.
I can see a good old fashioned forward battle during the 1st half but I
think our pace out wide will get the spoils and take the points during the
2nd half as the visitors tire and show the same gaps we've seen thus far in
Rhinos by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 8|
|Average||Rhinos by 11|
BRONCOS v. DRAGONS
The outsider Derby takes place at the stoop and the hosts will be confident
after drawing a game they deserved to win against the big mouthed big
The Dragons have put some good wins together at home but have been shaky
away so they will see this as a good chance to take the points on this side
of the Channel.
I think the hosts will compete for an hour but they lack the guile and
defensive strength to stop the visitors taking the points.
Dragons by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 24|
|Average||Dragons by 20|
TIGERS v. WILDCATS
The banjoes will be ready to dual and the moonshine will be flowing as the
Wrong Turn of SL welcome their hillbilly neighbours.
Both sides are on losing runs but they are both capable of playing some good
RL and causing an upset.
It's a case of who stays composed and who takes their chances they are that
I think it will be and end to end match but Wakey for me will have that bit
extra out wide and take a hard fought game and the points.
Wakey by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 22|
|Average||Wildcats by 17|
FC v. KR
It's trawler wars at the KC as the first part of the Battle for the Humber
2013 takes place.
The big spending hosts really aren't matching their owners mouth or the ££££
they've spent whereas the visitors are just unpredictable.
The pressure is building on the home side and especially on their coach add
to that this big derby and i think it will be their downfall.
We can expect plenty of fire and collisions that these encounters serve up
but i think with Dobsons kicking game and the nervous hosts the Red half of
the reef will take the Coral and it may just cost the home side their coach
HKR by 6.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 6|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 6|
REDS v. GIANTS
Unfortunately the "Derby" agenda has a blip and its this one with neither
getting the big local opposition.
The hosts will take confidence from a much improved albeit defeat last week
whereas the "Pretenders" will be hoping to bounce back after a pasting
I really don't see the hosts being good enough to take the win but they may
compete for an hour or so before the visitors hit the gears and seal the
Giants by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 28|
|Average||Giants by 22|
VIKINGS v. WOLVES
The hosts are struggling with injuries and have no depth and go into this on
the back of a Pie tug fest when they got pasted by 50+.
Wire arrive after a convincing 5 try beating of the league leaders so its
clear who is on form and who isn't.
The derby element may make it feisty and keep the difference under 50 but
the hosts have no answer for the visitors power and skill.
Wire by 26.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 34|
|Average||Wolves by 30|
WARRIORS v. SAINTS
The stuttering Saints travel to the Pie-dome still trying to get to grips with
their new coaches methods but they have shown they can open up and blow
opponents away as well as showing the steel to grind a win out.
If you listen to oxygen thief Clarke the hosts do everything perfectly and
are the only RL team on the planet who get everything right.
Fortunately for us we all know different and both sides have injuries but I
think the visitors losing Roby is the biggest loss out of this fixture.
The visitors have the team to win but its how well they adapt without their
talisman 9 and I don't think they'll be quite ready for a fixture this
Expect the usual flare ups and toe to toe confrontations but the home side
take the win.
Pies by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 4|
|Average||Warriors by 3|
If you are travelling to a game wrap up warm check all the travel news and
enjoy the games.
Thanks for reading.