Premier League Round 8
Centrals vs Sturt
Sturt with a fortnight to get their mojo back after the departure of PG Nate Garth. Centrals lost 6 on the trot but more talented than their record indicates. Could be an interesting one.
Sturt by 4.
Norwood vs Eastern
The Flames went down to the Tigers in their last match but would be encouraged by how close they played them. Mavs up and about after a win and some close results. Norwoods veteran experience and depth will be too much here.
Norwood by 17.
Forestville vs Southern
4 on the go for Forestville have the teams at the top of the ladder worried for their safety. Tigers snuck past Norwood and deserve to be 7-0 but you have to wonder when will be the week they slip up. I'm tipping this week!
Forestville by 5 without DJ or 16 if he plays.
North vs Woodville
A battle of gritty defences in this one. I'm not sure Woodville have a matchup for Starling, but North will have its hands full with Osborne too. I'm guessing neither team bothers matching up much at all and both zone for the majority.
North by 12.
West vs South
Eian Davis hasn't been the same this year, with his scoring in the teens most weeks. If we see the same Eian after the break, West will have this easy. If we see 2017 Eian Davis it could be an interesting one. West continue to fly under the radar and get the job done.
West by 6.
State champs is usually the time teams get college kids back - is anyone lining up this week who hasn't previously? Which clubs will get the most players returning?