Fred Wood (13)
Geez Garry where did you get the oil on the South’s v Norths gameNorths v Souths
They are playing this one on the cricket oval at Shaw Park because a cricket score it will be. Souths forwards to run amok on a green top that lead to plenty of boundaries for Souths classy , but young , backline
UQ v Wests
UQ probably figure this will be a cakewalk, however, are at risk of a cakeholing. UQ should have their way with Wests forward pack which should see them win out. Should. Maybe. Interesting that Wests strip is green and yellow. Good camouflage colours for an ambush. If Wests do get up it won't be a heavy artillery attack through the forwards it will be the 20 year old ex TGS halves , Wilso Cochrane and Bax Franey picking off UQ's line with Darcy Reed letting a couple of rooks know that School isn't out yet. Of course Wests have to win some ball first. So there is that.
Brothers v GPS
Depends on who is available for Jeeps. Both teams probably won 3 or 4 more games than they should have last year on account of their respective stars - Werchon for Brothers and Aubrey for Jeeps. Both those guys won't play Colts this year and Baker probably won't either (for Jeeps) Jeeps don't have a 10. Brothers do. Brothers forwards are hacks but physical. I think they'll bully Jeeps who will cop heaps in the physical battle and what Brothers lack in talent across many spots on the park they'll make up for in muscle , bullshit and bluster. However, Brothers don't look all that aerodynamic or fleet of foot anywhere and one thing Jeeps will do is keep the ball alive and support the ball runner. Brothers by a rosary bead.
Easts v Sunnybank
Sort of a reunion for a few junior Dragons that are now Tigers. Sounds very Darwinian. Tiger Kings to slay the Dragons in what projects to a 4th trial - training run for BEasts. Still sounds very Darwinian.