The Gallagher Premiership is in full swing despite the 6 Nations. This is a key part of the season as squad depth is tested. Not only are their players missing for the internationals but we also have injuries to contend with. Also as the table is so tight, well outside the top 2, every point counts this time around.
Here is my video with my Gallagher Premiership Round 14 Predictions:
Gloucester Rugby v Saracens – Gloucester Rugby by 3
Maybe I’m being swayed too much by last weekend’s result. Gloucester turned over Exeter and Saracens will be missing a bunch of players due to the 6 Nations. Also Saracens have lost their last 2 away games…. So maybe I’m right to go with a narrow home victory.
Wasps v Sale Sharks – Wasps by 5
Ever since Dai Young came out and said it was his hardest time at the club and he was going through dark times, the team has picked up. Have the players seen this and decided to pickup some of the weight? I don’t know.
I do know though that Sharks have only won once away all season in the Gallagher Premiership. Again I’m not expecting a blowout but I’m going for the home side.
Harlequins v Bristol – Harlequins by 7
Bristol are another side that can’t travel. Their 4 wins have all come at home however they have picked up a couple of losing bonus points. Quins on the other hand have climbed to third in the table. That good recent form and home advantage should see them pick up the win.
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons – Exeter Chiefs by 10
Exeter slipped off the top of the table with a loss away to Gloucester last weekend. That’s their third away loss on the trot. That form though hasn’t impacted their home results and so it’s a comfortable home win. Newcastle have really struggled this season and the longer it goes on the harder it is to see them pulling back the gap at the bottom. It’s looking increasingly bleak for them.
Northampton Saints v Bath – Northampton Saints by 5
Saints with 3 wins in their lasts 4 games are now sitting comfortably in mid-table. Bath sit just above them in sixth place so this is one of those double pointers. Bath’s inconsistent away record matched with Saints upturn in fortunes means I’m backing the home side.
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers – Worcester Warriors by 3
Is this the perfect storm that sees Warriors pull away from Falcons at the bottom of the table. Tigers have only won once away from home all season and that was back in October. Warriors aren’t in great form but a win here would see them do the double over Tigers. This could be the telling weekend for the relegation battle.
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