The Wolf went 5/7 with his Round 19 Intrust Super Cup tips and will be looking for another profitable week as we head into ‘Get In The Game’ Country Week.
|Match (Time AEST)||Tips|
|Souths Logan v Norths
|Best Bet: Souths Logan -8.5 ($1.90)|
|Burleigh v Ipswich
|Best Bet: Ipswich +5.5 ($1.90)|
|Townsville v CQ Capras
|Best Bet: Townsville -12.5 ($1.90)|
|Mackay v Wynnum Manly
|Best Bet: Wynnum Manly -7.5 ($1.90)|
|Sunshine Coast v Tweed Heads
|Best Bet: Sunshine Coast -6.5 ($1.90)|
|Redcliffe v Northern Pride
|Best Bet: Northern Pride +12.5 ($1.90)|
|PNG v Easts
|Best Bet: PNG Hunters -6.5 ($1.90)|
Souths Logan Magpies v Norths Devils
This shapes up as a crucial clash for the Magpies, currently sitting in 7th spot on the Intrust Super Cup Ladder and pushing for a Top 6 spot. They’ve won three of their last four matches, including last week’s 20-10 upset over the Tigers. The Magpies also ran out comfortable winners over the Devils 42-20 in Round 10. Both of these sides are weakened with key players on Brisbane Broncos duty, but the Magpies proved last week they could get the job done minus Tevita Pangai Junior, Jo Ofahengaue and Herman Ese’ese. The Devils looked out of sorts in their 26-12 loss to the Falcons last week and will be without arguably their best player in Jai Arrow again, while Francis Molo could be sidelined for yet another shoulder charge offence. The Devils have lost their three matches and The Wolf is expecting the Magpies to do the double over Mark Gliddon’s men.
Burleigh Bears v Ipswich Jets
The Bears are flying on top of the Intrust Super Cup Ladder on 31 points, while the Jets have forced their way into the Top 6 on the back of a five-match winning streak. The Bears are on a winning streak of their own, winning their past six matches and have opened up a three-point gap to the Dolphins in second place on 28 points. The Bears have scored 26+ points in their past five matches, while the Jets have scored 30+ points in their past three. Defence will decide a close one and The Wolf is happy to take the Jets with 5.5 start. Look out for Jets winger Michael Purcell who is coming off a four-try effort against the Cutters last week.
Townsville Blackhawks v CQ Capras
The Blackhawks ran out comfortable 34-16 winners over the Capras in Round 10 and need a big result here to turn their season around despite sitting in 4th spot. They’ve lost four of their last five matches but should have enough class against a Capras side, who blew a 12-0 lead over Tweed last week and have conceded 24 points+ in four of their last five matches. This could get ugly!
Mackay Cutters v Wynnum Manly Seagulls
The Seagulls crossed for 11 tries in their 62-16 hammering of the Cutters in Round 10, and while The Wolf isn’t expecting a similar scoreline, the +7.5 start won’t be enough for the last-placed Cutters. It’s a must-win for the Seagulls as they sit outside the Top 6 on for and against and look to build on their three-game winning streak. Former Warriors and Cowboys player Grant Rovelli has been named in the halves for the Cutters.
Sunshine Coast Falcons v Tweed Heads Seagulls
It’s hard to get too excited about Tweed despite their come-from-behind 18-16 win over the Capras last week. Before the victory over the Capras, Tweed have conceded 30+ points in five of their last seven matches. Falcons centre and Storm-contracted Curtis Scott crossed for two tries in the win over the Devils last week and will have a field day against the Seagulls Swiss cheese defence.
Redcliffe Dolphins v Northern Pride
The Pride caused a 20-16 upset over the Dolphins at Barlow Park in Round 10 but have well and truly fallen off the pace since that victory. Meanwhile, the Dolphins are riding high in second place and will be boosted by their first win over the Hunters last week. The Dolphins definitely have an edge in class here but The Wolf thinks the 12.5 start could be too great to cover.
PNG Hunters v Easts Tigers
The Hunters are a case of Jekyll and Hyde when comparing their performances at home to those on the road. They’ve won all seven of their matches at home this season, while they’ve lost four of their past five matches on the road. National Football Stadium holds the key to this one and it will prove the difference against a Tigers side coming off a disappointing loss to the Magpies last week.