This week itís round 22 of the Superleague season and as we hit the home straight the top eight is still to be settled from one to eight!|
Here are this weeks previews.
FC v. TIGERS
After an hard fought draw at HQ the Tigers travel East to face the B&W also rans.
For the hosts they will be trying to restore what little pride they have left after a humping against the Pies which left an even bigger question mark over Rookie Coach Radfords future.
With ex Tiger Westerman in the FC ranks and ex FC skipper Lynch back in Black Ďní Amber it means there will be players with a point to prove It should be a reasonable game for 40/50 minutes but the home side lack the confidence and quality to beat the high flying Tiggers.
The home side just arenít good enough and although it may not be as bad as the hiding they got last week the visitors should add to the old faithfulís misery!
Cas by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Tigers by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Tigers by 14|
|Average||Tigers by 12|
DEVILS v. RHINOS
After a confidence boosting away win kept the big spending Devils in the race for 8th I expect that they will be fired up when the Rhinos visit.
After the visitors Skipper and Talisman Sir Kev lost his head in Dorns face in last weeks enthralling Draw they will have to regroup.
The hosts are growing in confidence after beating both Hull clubs and whilst the top 8 is a possibility they will have something to play for.
The visitors need to build some sort of momentum with the CC semi just 3 weeks away and as yet they have struggled to match the form they showed for the first 13 rounds.
It should be an entertaining game but the quality of the visitors back line should be just too much for the hosts even with the mercurial Chase leading the way for them.
Rhinos by 12.
|rhinoms tips||Rhinos by 12|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 12|
|Average||Rhinos by 12|
SAINTS v. VIKINGS
After stunning the in form Wire last week Betts & his Vikings will travel full of confidence when they meet the Saints.
The hosts are still in the hunt for top spot and will expect to maintain that challenge.
Both sides are capable of scoring quality trys but there are more questions over the visitors defence and consistency that point to a home win.
IF the Vikings bring their A game it could be a cracking contest but I just donít think they have the quality of the top five teams.
STís by 10.
|rhinoms tips||Saints by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 22|
|Average||Saints by 16|
BRONCOS v. KR
After losing last week the Robins have a chance to improve their points diff and return to winning ways in a non-contest against the wooden spoonists.
HKR by 34.
|rhinoms tips||KR by 34|
|SouthStander.com tips||KR by 22|
|Average||KR by 28|
BULLS v. WARRIORS
After their relegation was made ďofficialĒ last week the games donít come much harder than facing the in form league leaders.
For the Pies they are on a roll after dishing out another hiding last week against the also rans from Codsville.
I think itís going to be another painful 80 minutes for Jimmy and his forlorn Dulls whilst the Pies look to improve their points Diff and keep a grip on top spot.
Pies by 32
|rhinoms tips||Warriors by 32|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warrriors by 20|
|Average||Warriors by 26|
GIANTS v. DRAGONS
Two of the biggest packs in the SL clash when these two meet.
The visitors bounced back in style last week when they destroyed the Wildcats whilst the hosts were racking up 50+ points when confirming the Dulls relegation.
It should be close especially if Mcbrough is still missing for the hosts but the visitors are Jekyll and Hyde in that they donít travel well at all.
A fierce battle up front and an intriguing match up in the BR when Ferres & Whitehead meet but I think the Giants hold the edge in pace and skill in the centres and wings.
Giants by 14.
|rhinoms tips||Giants by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 6|
|Average||Giants by 4|
WOLVES v. WILDCATS
After a stunning loss last week the Wolves will be determined to show their teeth when the Wildcats visit.
For wakey its mission accomplished for 2014 they are safe and also the took some top 8 scalps along the way.
Although capable of competing I think the visitors will be looking to 2015 and wonít be able to match the pace of the Wire.
Wire by 18.
|rhinoms tips||Wolves by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 10|
|Average||Wolves by 14|
If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.
Thanks for reading.