As we enter Round 5 we are down to three teams with 100% win records and a total of
just four wuith an unbeaten record.|
Here are this weeks Previews.
RHINOS v. VIKINGS
After a hard fought draw away from home last week the unbeaten Blue 'n'
Amber face 1 of the teams with a 100% win record left standing.
The hosts return home after back to back away trips which saw them return
with three points out of a possible four.
Coach Betts has got his team are going from strength to strength & could be
the "success story" of the flawed and maligned franchise era of SL.
Both games between these two were points fests last year when both sets of
defences went walk about for various reasons but I expect that not to be the
case this week.
The visitors are showing plenty of promise and are looking like sure fire
bets for the top 8 but I expect the Rhinos to have too much firepower out
wide and get the win in a pretty close contest.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 8|
REDS v. WOLVES
The big spending Dr's new toy looked much improved early on last week but
when the Vikings upped the gears they had no answer and their lack of depth
was again exposed.
This week they entertain another of the top 5 regulars when the stuttering
Wire arrive into town who themselves have had issues early on this year.
After a morale boosting win against the relegation certs the visitors will
be more confident and I think the issues surrounding the "money men" are
from getting sorted they lack depth ,cohesion and in many cases the spirit
that teams/squads build at Clubs they have a couple of shining lights in the
shape of Harrison Hanson/Greg Johnson but they cant carry this team on their
A case of deja vu for the good Dr "ok for the first half but no response
when their opponents up the gears".
Wire by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 24|
|Average||Wolves by 20|
SAINTS v. DRAGONS
A total mis-match the 100% record Saints are looking top class but with the
steel resolve when under pressure and the scores are close.
The visitors are a complete mess poor discipline, poor defence, poor team
and another hiding this week.
St's by 44.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 44|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 20|
|Average||Saints by 32|
WARRIORS v. KR
After last weeks shock last gasp loss Coach Wane will have his mis-firing
team charged up for a much better shift when the Robins bob into town.
For coach sandercoack its the same old story with his team lack of quality, consistency and direction.
The new look Pies are still finding their feet this year but they are still
a better outfit all round than the fractured Robins and this will be another
nail in the visiting Coaches p45 coffin.
Pies by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 12|
|Average||Warriors by 14|
BRONCOS v. WILDCATS
The pub team did well for an hour or so last week before getting out-classed
and over-powered by the Wire but they will take confidence from the game.
The puddy cats finally showed their claws when they destroyed the gutless
and powder puff Dragons last week so will travel south confident and on a
I think this will be a close fought game both teams have serious defensive
issues and both are still trying to get their new signings to gel after huge
A battle for the points for the whole game could be just what the hosts need
to progress but they lack the quality to get the morale boosting win.
Wakey by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 24|
|Average||Wildcats by 20|
BULLS v. GIANTS
The hosts are still in disarray off the field an lack cohesion and quality
The visitors returned to some of their best form during the hard fought dr
with the Rhinos last week and will look to build on that this week.
Fair play to Coach Cummins he keeps getting his team to have a dig but once
again that wont be anywhere near enough this week as last years LLS holders
get some momentum & their season up and running.
Giants by 22.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 22|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 12|
|Average||Giants by 17|
TIGERS v. FC
The surprise package of the season thus far the Tiggers are 100%'s and top
of the league!
The hosts will still be buzzing after their last gasp win over the Pies last
week proved their start this year is no fluke & Coach Powell has expelled
any fears that they can't function without Rangi.
For the Cod eads they deservedly got a morale boosting win against the
hapless Dulls last week after a couple of "unlucky" and close defeats.
The spirit and confidence Darn't Lane is oozing and they'll expect to get
another win this week but I think this is where the streak ends.
The visitors have shown some resolve against better teams like Wire & St's
thus far and will look to build on that this week.
I think this is really too close to call and wouldn't be surprised to see
another draw but I think the visitors will just nick it.
FC by 4.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 4|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 12|
|Average||Tigers by 4|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.