Have been overseas for month and missed all the action.......Joker gone? Really?? Say it isn’t so!Tips for this week:
Joeys to beat Kings by 5-10
Waverley to beat Riverview by 14 plus
Scots to beat Knox by 20
Newington to beat Barker by 5-10
Shore should notch up a win against Oakhill
I like your tips for the week Quick Hands.
Joeys and Kings will be close. Restlessly, Joeys have made more changes in search of the perfect combination running out the man mountain 5th former Greer as a starting prop who will rattle some bones (his an theirs), as well as going with NSW Sevens excitement machine Jolliffe in the backs who also hits like a loose forward. But they will need to against the more fancied Kings machine.
The videos of Waverley show a considerably more disciplined outfit than many expected pre-season, and they have played 65mins per game. Play two full halves, keep Volkman interested for the whole battle, and they can beat Iggies. Fail on these two fronts and the pre-season result will result again.
It looks like Scots were absolutely pantsed by Joeys for second straight year. Brian and his brains trust won’t have taken that well. Score line to reflect this come 5pm.
If Newington turn up and turn on they win by 15-20. If the Wyvern front row can set a platform (particularly their impressive 2,Tomas Maka), Weekes will be too good for too long against a modest Barker backline. If the Barker centres aren’t already having sleepless nights, they will be!
Shore should and need to win against Oakhill. From what I hear they aren’t far off turning things around, and a win does amazing things for momentum. Lose this weekend and their Geeps season could be very ugly.
Good to be back in Sydney for a cracking round of fixtures, and rugby weather to suit! Game of the round has to be Joeys and Kings, an RA should be standing at the gates and raising revenue, charging for people to watch the battle of those two backlines!
But I can’t go past Waverley and Iggies, just has a level of excitement about it as Waverley look to be the formation of a CAS premiership winning team.