|Match (Time AEST)||Tips|
|Norths v Sunshine Coast
|Best Bet: Sunshine Coast +4.5 ($1.90)|
|Townsville v Burleigh
|Best Bet: Burleigh +2.5 ($1.90)|
|Ipswich v Mackay
|Best Bet: Ipswich -12.5 ($1.90)|
|Wynnum Manly v Northern Pride
|Best Bet: Wynnum Manly -6.5 ($1.90)|
|CQ Capras v Tweed Heads
|Best Bet: CQ Capras +2.5 ($1.90)|
|Redcliffe v PNG
|Best Bet: Redcliffe -4.5 ($1.90)|
|Souths Logan v Easts
|Best Bet: Easts -4.5 ($1.90)|
Norths Devils v Sunshine Coast Falcons
The Devils could have been found guilty of throwing in the towel against the Bears last week, after trailing 36-4 with 26 minutes to go in the contest. However, they scored 32 unanswered points to push the Bears to the brink before going down 36-32. Devils coach Mark Gliddon will be asking his troops for an 80 minute effort this week. The Falcons went down 28-8 to the Dolphins last week, but will be boosted by the return of the Storm-contracted pair Curtis Scott and Richie Kennar and got the job done over the Devils 28-4 in Round 9. The Wolf can’t see much deciding this one and is happy to take the Falcons with the +4.5 start.
Townsville Blackhawks v Burleigh Bears
The Blackhawks and Bears played out a 28-all draw in Round 9 and The Wolf is expecting another close encounter. Bears coach Jim Lenihan will be furious about the Bears’ effort last week where they almost threw away a 36-4 lead against the Devils. The Blackhawks are coming off the bye and will be targeting a big performance against the competition front runners. Once again in a tight contest, The Wolf is going with the value and taking the Bears.
Ipswich Jets v Mackay Cutters
The Jets are starting to find the form that saw them win last year’s Intrust Super Cup, winning four in a row including a strong 30-10 win over Northern Pride last week. The Cutters caused a boilover 38-36 in Round 9, but will encounter a different Jets outfit this time around. Backrower Jesse Roberts will be the man to watch here after a huge performance against the Pride that included 190 metres from 17 runs and two try-assists. Jets to cover.
Wynnum Manly Seagulls v Northern Pride
The Seagulls travelled to Barlow Park in Round 9 and outclassed the Pride 34-6. This time they host the Pride at Kougari Oval and it’s hard to see a different outcome, especially if the form of fullback Daniel Ogden is anything to go by. Ogden scored two tries and had a hand in another in the win over the Magpies. The Pride will be boosted by the likely additions of Javid Bowen and Ben Spina, but it won’t be enough to get the points here.
CQ Capras v Tweed Heads Seagulls
Tweed are fresh off the bye and won this corresponding clash 38-4 in Round 9. The Capras played out a 24-all draw with Easts last week and have now scored 20+ points in their last five matches. Browne Park could prove the difference this time around for a Capras side that has improved significantly since last time they met the Seagulls.
Redcliffe Dolphins v PNG Hunters
The Dolphins were gallant in defeat when they lost 22-18 to the Hunters in Port Moresby in Round 9 and will be looking for revenge in a mouth-watering clash between 2nd and 3rd in the Intrust Super Cup. The Hunters will be fresh off the bye, but have lost four of their last five matches on the road. Dolphins too strong at home.
Souths Logan Magpies v Easts Tigers
The Magpies could potentially lose plenty of impact if their Broncos-contracted players in Tevita Pangai Junior, Herman Ese’ese, Joe Ofahengaue and Marion Seve all make the final 17 for the Broncos this week. With the uncertainty around the Magpies squad and the Tigers 38-32 win in Round 9, The Wolf can’t entertain the idea of backing a Magpies side down on troops, especially without enforcer Ese’ese.