BULLS v. 'QUINS|
Bradford were outclassed in everything on Thursday from crowd behaviour to Terry Newtons cheap shots (again). I tipped the Quins to lose against the Catalan Dragons and for long parts of the game they were in front looked a close day. Both teams will be hoping to pick up points at some point of the weekend. Despite the bulls injury problems they should have enough with home advantage and the extra few hours to re-charge.
|L4L tips||Bulls by 6|
|Oldham Rhino tips||Bulls by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Bulls by 12|
Handicap: 'Quins +16
TIGERS v. WOLVES
Things donít get any easier for poor old Castleford do they. I hear a rumour Joe Westerman will sign for Leeds but then someone else i know tells me he hates Leeds and will never sign for us, well if heíd rather turn out for that shambles of a team getting walloped every week then fair play to the guy! Dire come into this fixture on the back of a good win against the ĎGiantsí itís games like this the Warrington chief will be hoping to score many points to boost the sides confidence going into bigger games. Warrington should and will have too much quality for Cas.
|L4L tips||Wolves by 28|
|Oldham Rhino tips||Wolves by 14|
|SouthStander.com tips||Wolves by 12|
Handicap: Tiger +12
DRAGONS v. WILDCATS
Both teams had good results last week against teams around them in the league. Catalans are shocking me this season they actually seem to be coping without Stacey Jones and are looking for a top 6 finish. Wakefield moved up a few places with the win against their cousins and it shows how close things are down at the bottom. Bosc, Mogg and Gorrell are cracking players who I think could make it in most super league clubs and i think these 3 players when on form from what Iíve seen look like they could carry them into the top 6.
|L4L tips||Dragons by 8|
|Oldham Rhino tips||Dragons by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Dragons by 12|
Handicap: Wildcats +8
GIANTS v. SAINTS
Saints looked pretty dam hot on Friday and I expect them to be our biggest threat to the crown they had the luxury of taking the foot of the gas against a Wigan team who are supposed to be challenging this year. Huddersfield in my opinion are missing a game breaker, someone like Paul or Drew who can make something from nothing and thatís where they are falling short. They seem to manage against team around them but when they come up against a team of the quality of saints i donít see any light at the end of the tunnel for them.
|L4L tips||Saints by 22|
|Oldham Rhino tips||Saints by 8|
|SouthStander.com tips||Saints by 18|
Handicap: Giants +10
WARRIORS v. KR
Wigan got a rugby league lesson on Friday i expected Wigan to run the saints close but that was never going to be the case once Saints got into gear. I was overjoyed when Webster slotted that drop goal over Ė I was just gutted it want Paul Cooke. I just think KR might be on the receiving end of a Wigan backlash here and Iím going to say Wigan for the win.
|L4L tips||Warriors by 8|
|Oldham Rhino tips||Warriors by 10|
|SouthStander.com tips||Warriors by 8|
Handicap: KR +8
HULL FC v. RHINOS
McGuire has been named but i wouldnít expect to see him Ė no need to. Leuluai is missing after his knock. Iíd like people to look back at this Dave Hadfield column which really wound me up. Well Dave Leedsís strength and depth has really troubled us this season as oppose to Bradfordís on Thursday eh? Anyone have his email address for me. Hull looked pretty poor against the Rovers despite Briscoeís 100% effort to gift his former team something Peter Sharps back side must be nipping a little now. Leedsís performance was probably the best Iíve seen in ages with the contrasting results in mind i cant see anything other then a Leeds win. World Champions by 16.
|L4L tips||Rhinos by 16|
|Oldham Rhino tips||Rhinos by 18|
|SouthStander.com tips||Rhinos by 24|
Handicap: Hull FC +10