After a week off for the Challenge Cup to get underway for 2013 we now
return to the 'bread and butter' regular Superleague rounds.|
Here are this weeks previews.
FC v. WARRIORS
The big spending hosts are finally stringing wins together and gaining in
confidence that comes with them.
This could prove to be a really good tough match up IF both sides bring
their A game and the hosts will need to because the in form Pies are looking
stronger every week and deservedly top the table.
However i doubt the home side have the quality to match their confidence
this week and whilst they'll no doubt compete the visitors have too much
across the park to lose this one.
A reasonable effort from the Shoal but the Pies have too much gravy.
Pies by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 24|
|Average||Warriors by 19|
VIKINGS v. WILDCATS
A big game for both sides the hosts will be looking to show their loss at
Cas was a blip and the visitors will be desperate to finally get back to
A few injuries and losses have hit the Puddy cats hard and they will view
this as their chance to regain wining form and much needed confidence.
The overall improvement in the Vikings is there for all to see compared to
last year but they still lack quality in areas and nous to consistently get
At this moment in time I just don't see where the visitors next win will
come from whilst the hosts have bounced back from losses on a regular basis.
For me it'll be a an open game with both teams frail defensively but the
form of Hanbury and co will be enough to just get the win here.
Vikings by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Vikings by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Vikings by 8|
|Average||Vikings by 8|
DRAGONS v. GIANTS
A clash of two of the biggest packs in the south of france and one of the
games of the weekend but Sky will treat us to another Salford v Cas.
The hosts have stuttered at times but remain tough at home whereas the
Giants they will want to maintain their winning momentum which sees them
comfortably in second spot.
With 2 big packs looking to batter each other into submission how the backs
react to that battle will decide this one and i think the home side will
edge this one out wide.
A great game in prospect with huge clashes upfront but the Dragons will just
have enough fire.
Dragons by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 8|
BRONCOS v. SAINTS
Normally this would be a case of "by how many" for the visitors but they
arrive on a losing run with a decimated squad through injury and suspension.
The hosts finally scraped a win in the CC against lower league opposition so
they should have some confidence but they seriously lack quality, consistency and depth.
This will be closer than you'd expect purely because of the players the
visitors have missing but still they should have just enough to scrape a win
ST's by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 6|
|Average||Saints by 8|
REDS v. TIGERS
Two teams with a lot of defeats this year although the home sides form has
some sort of explanation and mitigating circumstances the visitors just
haven't performed other than in three games.
Although they lost the visitors will take some confidence from last week
where they at least put in a solid effort whilst the hosts destroyed a part
time new club.
This is Coach Noble's first full game in charge so it will be interesting to
see if he's had any positive impact as yet but it still doesn't explain why
Sky have picked this out for T.V.
I don't think the new coach effect will be enough for the hosts this week
especially as they lack decent players all over the park so a much needed
away win this week for prodigal son Orr, and his Moonshine band.
Cas by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Reds by 12|
|Average||Reds by 2|
KR v. RHINOS
The Champs travel east to the red half of cods-ville where both teams are
playing with confidence and have wins under their belts.
The hosts seem to have shaken off their abysmal Bank holiday Monday
performance with back to back wins v ST's whilst the Blue 'n' Amber continue
to rack up the wins.
I expect a tough game from the hosts but if the visitors continue to show
the brutal defence and the passes stick it should be another away win.
It will be close and the visitors will be tested by Dobsons kicking game and
the home pack but the Champs have strike all over the park and should get
Rhinos by 7.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 7|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 18|
|Average||Rhinos by 12|
WOLVES v. BULLS
The GF favourites have yet to show the consistency and skill of the last
couple of years but still are capable of putting 50+ on most teams when they
The visitors are much improved and when they get it right are a hard team to
beat but as yet they don't have the firepower to step up to the next level
and that's where they'll fall down this week.
I expect a battling effort from the Odslum mob but the Wolves haven't shown
their teeth that often this year and I think they are about to bite.
Wire by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 28|
|Average||Wolves by 22|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.