After a break for the Tetley's Challenge Cup quarter finals we return to the "final furlong" of
SuperLeague and this week it's Round 22.|
Here are this weeks previews.
BULLS v. FC
After throwing away a winning lead at the pie-dome a fortnight ago the hosts
are growing more desperate for a win if they are to scrape a top eight spot.
The visitors trawl into town after a netting a deserved CC win in France
last week and they will see that as a confidence boosting win to build on.
the hosts just bounce from one loss to the next and although they can look
on their late defeat against the pies as one that got away they really are
on a poor run of form.
Despite the expected return of Sammutt and a close call a fortnight ago the
hosts lack quality as well as confidence and I don't think they'll be good
enough this week either.
FC by 14.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 6|
|Average||FC by 10|
RHINOS v. WILDCATS
The Champs return to HQ this week for Part I of the back to back SuperLeague games v
Wakey and it looks like the visitors are replicating last years late run of
wins to compete for a top eight spot.
The Champs can take a lot of confidence from a narrow loss at high flying
Wire last time out when they actually scored 4 tries to 3 but missed goal
kicks proved costly.
The visitors love upsetting the odds and are on a winning streak so expect a
close game but they are missing a couple of key players whilst the Champs
are still missing 6 starters they welcome Kylie and Delaney back and I
expect home advantage to swing it the Champs way.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 14|
|Average||Rhinos by 12|
REDS v. DRAGONS
This looks like a dour game on paper the hosts are still losing but scoring
points whereas the visitors were awful last week and once they make 1 or 2
errors they lose all composure and look average.
I'd still expect a comfortable away win but at what standard is anybodies
guess but at least the hosts know they are 1 step closer to 2014 when they
expect to have a better team and more quality to select from.
Dragons by 18.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 26|
|Average||Dragons by 22|
VIKINGS v. BRONCOS
Defence wins games is a classic RL cliché well not in this fixture because
neither can defend.
For the hosts the less said about last week the better whilst the visitors
made hard work of beating part timers.
2 awful teams but at least the home side are capable of scoring some good
tries and have improved on last year whereas the southerners go from worse
Home win and maybe 1 or 2 more transfer request to come north from the
Vikings by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Vikings by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Vikings by 24|
|Average||Vikings by 20|
GIANTS v. TIGERS
The visitors have improved under Powell and seem a better structured and
For the home side they will be determined to show last weeks CC choke isn't
a repeat of seasons past and that they remain serious GF contenders.
I expect a home win in a competitive match but Cas at home isn't a real test
of character after a pasting and harder test and questions will come for
McBrough and co.
Giants by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 22|
|Average||Giants by 18|
WOLVES v. KR
The Wire looked dominant against a poor Giants team last week but the
visitors are the "jekyl and hyde" of SL this year.
I think the hosts are gaining momentum for a Wembley run and the play-offs
which will make this game even harder than expected for the visitors.
This could be a very good match IF the visitors repeat some of their better
form plus the Champs showed 2 weeks ago that the home side aren't invincible
but i just think the hosts will up the gears and prove too strong.
Wire by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 30|
|Average||Wolves by 22|
SAINTS v. WARRIORS
The Monday night game is the ST's/Pie derby at Langtree Park.
This will still have the blood and thunder of usual games between these two
but the hosts are a weaker and unbalanced side this year.
The Pies will be firm favourites and rightly so and whilst I expect the
hosts to fight for the full 80 minutes they lack quality and confidence
which will cost them again.
A tough game but the finishing power and quality should be enough for the
visitors in a close game.
Pies by 13.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 13|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 24|
|Average||Warriors by 18|
If you are travelling to a game have safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.