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rhinoms Superleague XX Previews - Round 5
Posted by southstander on March 11 2015 - 18:42:01

by rhinoms

SKY have picked an interesting looking West Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Castleford and a Friday night game between two sides who have dealt up some belters over the years when the Rhinos travel to the Halliwell-Jones to take on the Warrington Wolves.

Elsewhere the Saints have a difficult looking trip to Warrington and Wigan look to get back on the horse at home to FC.

We take a look ahead to the weekends action here.....

As we enter round five only The ST’s & Rhinos remain unbeaten with every team in the League picking up at least one win after the Giants and Cas finally broke their 2015 duck.

Here are this weeks previews.

GIANTS v. TIGERS

After recording their first wins of the year against the Vikings and Pies respectfully both sides will be hoping to build a winning run when they meet on Thursday night.

The home side will have former Tigers favourite Huby making his first appearance against his former club so expect fireworks upfront.

The visitors arrive after destroying the crust-less Pies so they will be confident of upsetting their hosts.

It promises to be a good game with both teams now more confident and capable of some good RL but I think the hosts have the edge in the Half back department which should prove vital.

Giants by 8.

rhinoms tipsGiants by 8
SouthStander.com tipsTigers by 4
AverageGiants by 2

WOLVES v. RHINOS

The unbeaten Blue ‘n’ Amber travel to the HJ on the back of a completely bizarre “game of 2 halves” last week where after being 12-0 down away at FC and playing like lost strangers they hit back and put 43 unanswered points on in the 2nd half.

The hosts are well placed with 3 wins from 4 but they are yet to completely click however they always raise their game when Tony Smiths former team visit.

It could go either way and should be one of if not the game of the season thus far but I think the visitors firepower out wide will be just enough to get the win.

Rhinos by 7.

rhinoms tipsRhinos by 7
SouthStander.com tipsWolves by 6
AverageRhinos by 1

VIKINGS v. SAINTS

After losing last week away in Huddersfield the host will hope they can maintain their unbeaten home form when the defending Champs come to town.

The visitors may have been a bit unlucky picking up 3 injuries last week but they got more than enough luck from the inept officials when securing a hard fought away win.

The Vikings are again proving to be inconsistent and very much a Jekyll & Hyde team but they will need their A game to win this one.

The ST’s know they’ve stuttered and scraped their last 2 wins after getting a pasting in the WCC so I expect them to start firing again.

A tough game but I think the Champions will start to show more of their quality and take the spoils.

ST’s by 10.

rhinoms tipsSaints by 10
SouthStander.com tipsVikings by 4
AverageSaints by 3

WARRIORS v. FC

Both teams suffered 40 point defeats last week and both will have to improve their all round effort 100%.

For the Hosts I expect a fired up team after a week suffering at the hands of “Smiler” Wane whereas the visitors are really playing for their Coaches job.

The visitors did show during the first half they can grind but they lacked real quality when they dominated possession which as we know game back to bite big time.

The Pies were awful throughout their defeat at Cas so the home crowd and their Coach will demand an immediate back lash.

The hosts are still a threat whereas the Black & Whites are at best average so I think another tough loss is coming for Radders & maybe his p45.

Pies by 16.

rhinoms tipsWarriors by 16
SouthStander.com tipsWarriors by 32
AverageWarriors by 24

KR v. DRAGONS

The Robins are occupying bottom spot but on the positive side they have shown that they can score points and trouble defences.

The Dragons arrive after a “touch & pass” 40-40 draw against the Devils where both Defences failed to show up.

Although more often than the visitors are formidable on their own patch they do suffer from travel sickness.

I think it could be another high scoring affair but I think the Robins on their own patch will just about have enough for the win.

HKR by 8.

rhinoms tipsKR by 8
SouthStander.com tipsDragons by 16
AverageDragons by 4

DEVILS v. WILDCATS

After their try scoring exhibition during the 40 point draw in France the DR’s plaything welcome the SL’s perennial underdogs.

With the visitors above the host by a point Harris will hope Sheens’ influence on his team can start to build a winning a run and maintain a top 8 challenge.

The visitors really did get a raw deal last week with some awful officiating going against them but they do thrive on being written off.

This could go either way but I think the home side are starting to improve and will just hold the edge on their own patch.

Devils by 12.

rhinoms tipsDevils by 12
SouthStander.com tipsDevils by 4
AverageDevils by 8

If you are travelling to a game have a safe journey and enjoy the action.

Thanks for reading.

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