Only 6 games to go, so we are entering the run in. All the results matter but now you can see how they impact your season most. Here are my Round 17 Predictions.
How did the Round 16 Predictions go?
4 from 6, I really shouldn’t have gone against the champions.
Scarlets v Benetton Treviso
We start with an easy one, Treviso have put a couple of good results together but they were at home. Visiting one of the sides that’s been at the top end of the table all season is another prospect. Scarlets will be gunning of the TBP win.
Scarlets by 10
Edinburgh v Connacht Rugby
This is one of the more intriguing clashes of the round and the one I chose for voting during #RugbyChat. Connacht have got back into the winning habit after loosing their way over christmas. This has taken them back to the top of the table even if Edinburgh have a game in hand. Edinburgh racked up a win but that was after three losses on the trot. However those losses were all away and now Edinburgh have their home comforts I’m going to back them against popular opinion.
Edinburgh by 3
Ulster v Zebre
This is another one of those easy one to pick and the only question is margin. Ulster will win this one easily with the TBP to bounce back from two losses in the last two games.
Ulster by 14
Leinster v Ospreys
Leinster might sit second in the table but with a game in hand they are in control of their destine. All three losses have come away and so they are defending a proud record this weekend. Ospreys are much improved on their early season form but are still to inconsistent and I fully expect them to lose.
Leinster by 7
Munster v Newport Gwent Dragons
Munster have been inconsistent after a good start to the season, but they have a score to settle. They are one of only four teams that Dragons have beaten this season. All of those wins though were in Wales so I can only see an home win here.
Munster by 10
Glasgow Warriors v Cardiff Blues
Cardiff have steadied the ship since a very poor start to the season. But like a lot of teams in the Pro12 that has been mainly based on home form. Warriors have been inconsistent with international call ups having a big impact on them. Having gone against the champions last weekend I’m not going to make the same mistake twice.
Glasgow Warriors by 10