Finally after twenty-seven rounds of trying to get here the top eight is sorted and now
the Competition starts for real as the race for Old Trafford and GF glory starts
Here are this weeks previews.
GIANTS v. WARRIORS
With SKY moving games to Thursday nights it was no surprise the table
topping Head Coach rested his best players for sundays non event at Odslum.
For the visiting Pies they arrive on the back of a good beating as the
Champs upped the gears and switched to "Play off" mode at the pie dome last
The Giants should be firm favourites given the Pies have lost so many SL
games over the last 2 months and when the hosts have hit a blip they've
There are still plenty of questions for the Giants to answer about their GF
challenge and they'll get the chance to reply to the 1st one on thursday.
The visitors are still a tough team to beat ,pose a threat going forward and
will challenge for the win for the full 80 minutes but I think the CC win
has finished them for the year so I think the home side will take the win.
Giants by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giantsby 16|
|Average||Giants by 13|
FC v. DRAGONS
Although securing some decent wins this year the hosts have failed miserably
to be the world class outfit their mouth almighty owner predicted they would
After an awful showing in the CC final and beating Wigans Acadamy by one point
they were shown to be woefully short on quality last week when Saints battered
The Dragons on paper have a more than capable team with the likes of Dereau
,Webb and the ageless Menzies but whilst they can grind they lack that
"Coups De Gras".
It will be pretty tough upfront and a hard fought battle even if it lacks
top quality but with two average teams battling it out in sudden death I
think home advantage will swing it the Cods way.
FC by 8.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 6|
|Average||FC by 7|
WOLVES v. RHINOS
This is the game of the weekend last years two GF teams and the play off war
of 2011 involving these 2 really sets this game up perfectly.
Both teams secured good away wins on the final W/E of the regular season but
its the visitors who arrive on the back of the better performance.
TS and his team will know just as the rest of the play off contenders do
that this the time of the year when the Blue 'n' Amber up the gears and
start getting everything right.
The Wolves are capable of blowing any team away in the first twenty minutes of any
game and as we all know only too well TS will encourage his team to throw
the ball around irrespective of field position.
Its another tough test for the defending Champs but again its these tests
that they relish but also its a huge mental test for hosts do they believe
they can beat us at this time of year?
With Jamie "The Machine" Peacock ,Sir Kev and the relentless work rate of
messrs Delaney and Jjb I think its an away win in another classic.
Rhinos by 7.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 7|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 2|
|Average||Rhinos by 5|
SAINTS v. KR
After an injury nightmare and some shocking defeats this year the hosts are
finally starting to look like the team that can challenge again.
The visitors arrive on the back of a shocking home loss to the Broncos and
with the injuries starting to bite at the wrong time.
I think the visitors will compete for an hour but doubt they have enough
quality and confidence to win or even make a serious challenge in this one.
A return to the fast free flowing stuff for the plastic scousers and a
straight forward win.
ST's by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 8|
|Average||Saints by 12|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.