Archives for "September, 2010"

Posted by Dave on 24th September 2010

Super League picks – Round 30 the playoffs, semi finals proper

Well a 50% score last week, which is less than impressive when you remember there were only 2 games. My prediction of a Warrington cup double is in tatters and I'm beginning to wonder if Leeds and Saints familiarity and experience in this stage of the competition will lead to the usual final.

As Saints bid farewell to Knowsley Road (again) it's difficult to see past a win and another grand final for them, still you never know with Huddersfield in a great run of form.

I'm going to back Wigan to finish off their best season for years and progress to the final but there is every chance Leeds will turn them over given home advantage and cracks starting to show in Wigan's game at this late stage of the season. So for me the weekend will most likely look like this;

St Helens v Huddersfield Giants: St Helens by 18

Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors: Wigan Warriors by 10

Posted by Dave on 17th September 2010

Super League picks – Round 29 the playoffs semi final, semi finals

So from the first round of the playoffs I scored a glorious – 0 out of 4 I will of course be looking to do better this week. With only two games hopefully at least a 50%. 

So we're faced with two of the strongest teams all season Wigan and Warrington having lost their first round playoff games and getting their last chance cards to play. I personally can see Warrington winning everything and doing the double but first they have to get through Huddersfield.

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR: Wigan Warriors by 12
Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants: Warrington Wolves by 16

So two home wins – anyone agree of disagree?

Posted by Dave on 10th September 2010

Super League Picks Round 28 – the playoffs

So I finished the regular season with a 5 out of 7, not bad but hopefully the fewer games means I can pick up a few more 100%'s.

So the business end as they call it and I won't go into detail of the playoff structure with it's silly pick your game nonsense. Instead, quite simply, here are my predictions.

St Helens v Warrington Wolves: Warrington Wolves by 8

Huddersfield Giants v Crusaders RL: Crusaders RL by 10

Hull FC v Hull KR: Hull FC by 18

Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos: Wigan Warriors by 6


Wolves to win at Knowsley Road? Crusaders to advance to next round? This as they say is knock out rugby and anything can happen.

Posted by Dave on 3rd September 2010

Super League Picks Round 27

Yes ladies and gentlemen it is the final round of the season proper and Warrington want to secure second after their Challenge cup win (which I predicted, although I did predict a closer game). Wigan's Pat Richards will also be looking for some point scoring records – good luck Pat.

So I'm hoping to go one better than my 6 out of 7 last round and post another 100% – here's what I reckon will happen this weekend.

Wigan Warriors v Bradford Bulls: Wigan Warriors by 30

Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos: Leeds Rhinos by 10

St Helens v Castleford Tigers: St Helens by 22

Harlequins RL v Warrington Wolves: Warrington Wolves by 12

Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants: Catalans Dragons by 8

Crusaders RL v Hull KR: Hull KR by 16

Salford City Reds v Wakefield Wildcats: Salford City Reds by 4