As we complete the first quarter of the regular season only two teams remain
unbeaten, one of which maintains a 100% record. As if by pre-ordained destiny, those two
teams meet this week in a televised top of the table clash.|
Here are this weeks previews.
BRONCOS v. TIGERS
For the second week in a row SKY are going to treat viewers to a one sided
mis-match as high flying Cas travel south to face the forlorn Broncos.
Despite their winning run coming to an end last week against the big
spending Dr's play thing the visitors have started strong and will make sure
the hosts feel the backlash.
For the Nags keeping the score respectable will be the only positive they
can gain from this fixture.
Cas by 26.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 42|
|Average||Tigers by 34|
SAINTS v. RHINOS
The game of the weekend as first meets second as the two old Grand Final adversaries go head
to head at Langtree Park.
The gloss has somewhat been tinged with the news of injuries to the likes of
Star 7 Walsh & form Centre Turner with suspension hitting form Prop Amor &
"Whoop whoop" Wilkin to name a few.
However, it still promises to be a full bloodied entertaining clash and we
know only too well not to under estimate the top teams after getting belted
more than once in the past when favourites for the win.
I think its going to be an end to end clash with some huge clashes in the
middle when old war-horse JP faces Samoan monster Masoe whilst at nine, the
quality of Roby still remains a huge threat to the away side.
I think the back line of the visitors is key and where we will secure the
win but in a battle royal.
Rhinos by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 6|
|Average||Rhinos by 8|
FC v. DEVILS
After finally getting another win the "Marquee Golden Ticket", Devils head
east to face a Cod ead team reeling from being nilled at home last time out
which resulted in their Coach publicly slating his squad.
Boosted by the return of Roger and beating the undefeated Tiggers the
visitors will arrive confident and ready to play but I expect a much
improved home side.
Defensively both teams are still off the pace but desperation and home
advantage should just see the hosts secure the win and save Radford's job
for another week resulting in the good Dr going into an angry tweeting
frenzy once more.
FC by 10.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Devils by 6|
|Average||FC by 2|
WARRIORS v. DRAGONS
After a hard fought mistaken ridden win away at the Wire last week the Pies
play hosts to the travel sick Dragons.
Both teams will be more confident especially the visitors who out played the
Giants whilst securing their first win last week.
The hosts are still dis-jointed in attack as the new arrivals settle in but
are still pretty tough defensively.
I expect the hosts to open up this week and be too fast, too strong and too
good for the visitors.
Pies by 20.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 24|
|Average||Warriors by 22|
GIANTS v. WOLVES
After two mediocre displays last week I expect two fired up teams going into
Neither were good enough defensively and woeful offensively so both Coaches
will have been putting their squads through the ringer.
This really could go either way especially with Revenge in mind for the
hosts for last years play -off defeat after getting "club called".
Although still a decent team i just dont see enough in the visitors to get
the win their 1-6-7-9 combo is way off and defensively they look more
vulnerable than previous years.
I think the Giants will be too powerful and quick and leave Tony Smith still
searching for solutions to get his team back amongst the big hitters.
Giants by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 12|
|Average||Giants by 6|
KR v. WILDCATS
After securing their first win of the year the Robins will be desperate to
kick on when the Puddy Cats visit.
The visitors were unlucky after leading Saints for a while and on the
receiving end of some "questionable" calls by the officials which have since
resulted in two bans.
The hosts have had their own disciplinary issues but were boosted by nilling
the rudderless Bulls last week.
It should prove to be a pretty open game given both sides have defensive
weakness' but i think the visitors will feel hard done to and bring that to
the table this week as extra momentum.
Wakey by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Wildcats by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wildcats by 12|
|Average||Wildcats by 10|
VIKINGS v. BULLS
The host bounced back from the spanking at Headingley to not only beat but
nil the Cod eads away from home last week.
For the visitors at least the ownership issues are looking like being
finally settled so they can purely concentrate on playing the game.
Betts has his side playing well with a pretty sound defence and despite the
weight of "doom and gloom" being lifted I dont see enough quality in the
visitors squad to trouble the hosts.
Another pointless journey beckons for the Dulls.
Vikings by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Vikings by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Vikings by 8|
|Average||Vikings by 12|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.