Messageboard Home Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Latest Articles
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
rhinoms Superleague ...
Navigation Messageboard
Contact Me
Web Links
Photo Gallery
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)

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
No Stopping Saints
Posted by southstander on July 06 2007 - 09:19:58

Missing Stars

The Rhinos continue their three consecutive games against alleged 'Salary Cheats' with a visit to top of the table (for now) St. Helens.

While the Rhinos make the rain soaked journey across to the fringes of Merseyside on the back of an embarrassing drubbing by Bradford, the home side are flying high after a fifty point victory over Huddersfield Giants last saturday.

Will our magnificent win back in April count for anything?

We preview the game here...

There are definitely changes from last week as Lee Smith, Carl Ablett and Jamie Thackray are all omitted from the eighteen man squad named yesterday by coach Smith. Ryan Hall, who has impressed so far this year, is in the eighteen alongside Nick Scruton and Ali Lauiti'iti who both missed out from last weeks twenty. It is likely to be Scruton, Kirke, Tansey or Hall who doesn't make the final selection, but many supporters have been calling for the de-selection of Ryan Bailey who is a shadow of his former self.

Coach Anderson is also missing a few players he'd rather have in his run-on side. Sean Long has failed to recover from injury and Francis Meli and Bryn Hargreaves are both not fit enough to return from knocks. Paul 'biscuit' Sculthorpe is once again sidelined with a long term injury. The side does however have plenty of talent and the eighteen named are; Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Pryce, Fozzard, Cunningham, Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Bennett, Graham, Moore, Smith, Clough, Fa'asavalu and Tyrer.

Three Overpaid Saints to watch;




Whilst the Rhinos have a chance of drawing level on points with Saints if they win tonight, we have no chance of being sat at the top of the pile as we need to win by 118 points to be clear at the top. Aprils' 38-19 win was to most Rhinos fans and pundits surprise, but a win at Knowsley Road tonight would have to go down as a shock. Saints, even without Long, Sculthorpe and Meli are a sensational side and I am struggling to see anything other than a big home win. Prediction
Saints 36 14 Rhinos

In our last visit to Knowsley Road we took an 18-54 tonking and we'd already lost 04-13 there earlier in the season. You have to go back as far as September 2005 to find the last Rhinos victory on Scouse soil when the Rhinos shocked the Rugby League world with a 19-16 victory top put the table topping Saints out of the Play-Offs thanks to tries from Ward, Lauiti'iti and McGuire.

The forecast is for light rain this morning which should clear up before kick-off giving a clear evening. The pitch will, however, be sodden from this weeks downpours and the Senior Academy curtain raiser has been called off to protect the pitch.

The bookies are giving us a twelve point start but I can see that not being enough for us. If you fancy Leeds for first try scorer then Sporting Odds are offering Danny McGuire at 14/1 and Brent Webb at 16/1 along with Scott Donald.

Enjoy the game, and have a safe journey.



Remember Me

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
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 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 if further assistance is required.

(C)1999-2015 RLFANS.COM