This week the Superleague heads west en-masse for the Magic weekend and the fixtures
reveal some interesting match ups and some that aren't.|
Here are this weeks previews.
DRAGONS v. BRONCOS
The bonanza starts with the expansion derby so expect quite a few empty
For the Dragons they are boosted by the news that midfield General Scott
Dereau and its great to see him back after a long and nasty illness.
The Broncos were destroyed as predicted last time out and this is another
game where the score could get messy for the southerners.
It may be competitive for an hour but the French outfit have too much power
upfront and pace out wide and will take the spoils with plenty to spare in
Dragons by 20.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 28|
|Average||Dragons by 24|
TIGERS v. WILDCATS
The first real derby of the weekend and both teams really need a confidence
Coach Powell has already had a positive start with his tiggers when they put
up a respectable effort in france last time out and only lost by 9.
The Puddy cats really are struggling and conceding 40+ away at the
inconsistent Robins won't help their cause either.
Wakefield normally do ok in these matches but i just don't think they have
enough to win this one.
It should be entertaining with plenty of big hits and points but for me
Powell will just have the edge over Agar.
Cas by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 2|
|Average||Tigers by 3|
FC v. KR
It's Cod Wars for game three and the B+W's have revenge on their minds not only
for last years loss but also the more recent home defeat at Easter which
hurt their pride and ego.
For the Robins they put some good games together then some really bad and
this could be key to Whingercock retaining his job or not.
The key to this game is the return of Ellis and Holdsworth for FC whereas
big gun forward Patterson is missing for Rovers and that's what will give
the B+W's the edge in my opinion.
It should be a belter and uncompromising but the Red Red Robin won't Bobbing
along to the 2 points on this occasion.
FC by 14.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 2|
|Average||FC by 8|
SAINTS v. WOLVES
After a stunning and well deserved comeback win at HQ the ST's will look to
build some winning momentum when they meet their old beatches the Wire.
For TS and his men they were shocked themselves last week losing at home to
FC when two scores in front.
Although there are stacks of positives for the ST's from mondays game they
were awful for 20 minutes and I'm not sure the Wire will fold as easily as
the Rhinos did.
It's set to be a great game and should end Day 1 in style but for me Wire
have the edge with Ts having his side fired up for this one.
Wire by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 14|
|Average||Wolves by 12|
REDS v. VIKINGS
Not the best of match ups but at least we know there'll be points scored
because both teams have question marks defensively especially the Reds.
Hock will be a loss for the Vikings but they should have too much firepower
should they turn up with the right attitude.
Noble may have to wait till the off season to have a serious impact when he
can spend DR Koukash's dosh but for now he'll lose far more than he wins.
Vikings by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Vikings by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Reds by 6|
|Average||Vikings by 5|
BULLS v. GIANTS
The second place Giants get a chance for revenge in this one after a mauling at
Odslum earlier in the year.
The Bulls are very up and down but are far from a top 4 contender and I
think this will highlight that fact.
The Giants are keen to maintain their challenge and their grip on 2nd spot
and if they hit form this could get messy for the Bulls.
I think the Bulls will do well to keep it under a 20 point deficit which I
think they can without really troubling the Giants.
Giants by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 6|
|Average||Giants by 10|
RHINOS v. WARRIORS
The weekend ends with a huge clash between to old and still enemies.
The champs are on a two game losing streak where their earlier defensive steel
has melted and their disjointed attack isn't doing enough.
For the Pies no matter the 17 they go from win to win and are easily the
form team and strong favourites here with an extra point to prove after
their 4 point loss earlier when Rat Boy was injured.
There's real intense rivalry and to be fair although the Rhinos are easily
under-dogs they've shown they can take their opponents out in big games
irrespective of form and team sheets.
If the scores are close at H/T I think we'll just edge it as our confidence
grows but we can't let them get 2/3 scores in front and on a roll.
I think we'll need to replicate the CC and P/O win and I think we will in a
Rhinos by 2.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 2|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 14|
|Average||Warriors by 6|
If you are travelling over to Manchester have a safe journey and enjoy the
Thanks for reading.