As we enter the second third of the season itís part two of the Easter double fixture bonanza and round ten of the regular Superleague.|
Here are this weekís previews.
TIGERS v. WOLVES
The high flying Tiggers welcome the Wolves to the jungle and both teams will be confident after thumping wins in their respective derbies on Friday. Both sides hope to be challenging for silverware this year and the visitors will see this as a perfect chance to claw their way towards the top 4.
The hosts still have top 3 well within their sights and sit in 3rd place on merit.
Itís a pity this is the 2nd half of the Easter fixtures where we expect the quality and intensity to be down on Fridays games but it should still be a fierce and entertaining game.
Iím not sure the hosts have the nous and quality to back up against a team in the trophy hunt on a regular basis.
Wire by 8.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 6|
|Average||Wolves by 1|
DRAGONS v. KR
The hosts had a closer game against the London whipping boys than many expected last time out whereas the Robins won a thrilling Cod war against their bitter rivals.
Both sides are finally starting to look like decent teams who could get into the play offs and be competitive.
After the sheer intensity of a Derby I doubt the Robins can back up so soon in the south of France despite being capable.
Another decent contest if both teams turn up but I think home advantage and the respective Good Friday fixtures make the Dragons favourites.
Dragons by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Dragons by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 4|
|Average||Dragons by 7|
GIANTS v. WILDCATS
Irrespective of the bubble bursting over at the Giants the visitors just arenít good enough.
The best Wakey can hope for is that the hosts implode and Broughs dummy goes walkabout even then I doubt they have the quality to win.
A long afternoon for Agars men and a chance for George Dawesí team to get some scores on the board.
Giants by 20.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 20|
|SouthStander.com tips||Giants by 12|
|Average||Giants by 16|
FC v. BRONCOS
The perfect fixture for the hosts to dish out a backlash after losing their Derby.
For the Londoners another long journey North for nowt.
FC by 26.
|rhinoms tips||FC by 26|
|SouthStander.com tips||FC by 34|
|Average||FC by 30|
RHINOS v. DEVILS
After a comprehensive win at Odslum the Blue Ďní Amber welcome the big spending wannabes to HQ.
For Coach Harris his home debut was spoiled by a twenty point loss against the mis-firing Giants so they have a lot to improve on if they want anything out of this fixture.
The hosts will be confident and with a huge CC game coming up may rest 1 or 2 but they should still be too good for Rangi and co.
Rhinos by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 24|
|Average||Rhinos by 20|
VIKINGS v. SAINTS
After a pasting v Wire the last thing the hosts need is a Saints team coming to town after losing their 100% record but more importantly it was to their fierce rivals.
I think the short turnaround in fixtures will affect the games quality but not enough for the home side to get the win.
A closer game than some may expect but still a straight forward win for the visitors.
STís by 16.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 16|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 12|
|Average||Saints by 14|
WARRIORS v. BULLS
The Pie Dome will be rocking after their heroes blasted the Saints 100% win record to pieces and they will expect another big win when the hapless Dulls visit town.
The visitors like Wakey and the Nags seriously lack quality and structure and the best they can hope for is to keep the score respectable.
A win in second gear for the hosts and a chance to blood one or two more from their quality Academy.
Pies by 24.
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 24|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 40|
|Average||Wolves by 32|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.