SS.com Messageboard Home Friday, December 06, 2019
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation
SS.com Messageboard
Home
Articles
Downloads
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
Search
Game Info
2015 1st Team Game Info
2014 1st Team Game Info
2013 1st Team Game Info
2012 1st Team Game Info
2011 1st Team Game Info
2010 1st Team Game Info
2009 1st Team Game Info
2008 1st Team Game Info
2007 1st Team Game Info
2006 1st Team Game Info
2005 1st Team Game Info
Hall of Fame
Tony Smith ('03-'07)
Barrie McDermott ('96-'06)
Merchandise

Click Here
2013 Sponsors List
2012 Sponsors List
2011 Sponsors List
2010 Sponsors List
2009 Sponsors List
2008 Sponsors List
2007 Sponsors List
2006 Sponsors List
2005 Sponsors List
Rhinos to Rout Reds
Posted by southstander on June 15 2006 - 12:37:03

Having a Laugh?

If league position, recent form, and the past Superleague history between Salford and Leeds is anything to go by, the only thing that the Reds will win on friday night is the competition for Superleagues stupidest mascot.

The Rhinos travel to The Willows for the second time this season, for Superleague XI's third encounter between the two sides. The bookies are confident that this will go the same way as all twenty meetings in the summer era and end in a Rhinos two pointer.

The Rhinos welcome back Tony Smith after two weeks absence with the dodgiest of dodgy tummies. Smith will bring Danny McGuire back into the seventeen after a hard earned rest for the Wigan game, and all who support the Rhinos will hope that he sees a return to his early season form. Ablett, Gobson and Bailey also join last weeks seventeen and this week it is Nick Scruton gets a rest. It was a shock to see Ryan miss out last week and I expect that he will get a chance at the Willows, it would be nice to think that our boy Ashley Gibson would also get another opportunity to impress the boss.

Kevin Sinfield will have been gutted by coach of doomed Wigan Warriors and GB Brian Noble, not to select him for the XXXX Test later this month. Salford can expect a backlash from the skipper.

Karl Harrison has dropped a bit of a bombshell with the reported selection of James Lowes into his twenty man squad. Lowes has not played this season and is considered as a member of the coaching staff. It is a surprise that his playing registration has been kept current. I doubt he will figure in the eighteen.

Harrison has named his twenty as; Fitzpatrick, Hodgson, Moule, Dunemann, Robinson, Coley, Alker, Rutgerson, Finnigan, Sibbit, Charles, Highton, Langi, Haggerty, Littler, Myler, Brocklehurst, Clayton, Adamson, and Lowes.

The Rhinos have never been beaten by the Red Devils during the Superleague era, although both encounters this season have been very close affairs. Back in March the Rhinos were 20-12 winners and it was an even smaller winning margin of 24-18 when the Rhinos visited Salford in mid-April.

The Reds form after a sensational start to the season has taken a downturn in recent weeks, however, a good win at Wakefield last week will have re-built some confidence. If the Rhinos aren't at the top of their game, their is a chance of a shock result.

Three Devils to watch;


Robinson

Duners

Alker

The inclusion of Lowes in the twenty is either a cheap publicity stunt, or speaks volumes of the lack of depth in the Reds squad. If they really are stretched that thin, then expect a decent Rhinos win. If it is simply a big bluff, which looking at the rest of the side it might be, then expect another nailbiter. Sooner or later the Rhinos record will have to go by the wayside, fingers crossed it isn't this friday.

Southstander.com Prediction
Reds 12 26 Rhinos

The forecast is for fine, warm and dry. Get yourself over to the Willows and experience their warm hospitality (just remove anything that shows you are from Leeds from your car on arrival).

The bookies odds aren't out as I write this, but I'd expect an 8-12 point start for the home side. If it is within that range I think we'll overcome it, andything more and we'll struggle.

There are just a few more hours to get your predictions in in the tipping competition.

Please note that the match report will be somewhat delayed, and be courtesy of Oldham_Rhino, as I am otherwise engaged this weekend. Enjoy the game.

Guest
Username

Password

Remember Me



Register
Lost Password?
Google Adverts
Member Poll
How will the Rhinos fare in the opening fixtures of the two part season?

Top of the pile

Top Four

Top Eight

Bottom Four

You must login to vote.
All The Latest News
YEP
Google Adverts

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. However, if you feel any material on this website is copyrighted or incorrect in any way please contact us at loiners@hotmail.com so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.

RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners admins@rlfans.com if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM