European Rugby Challenge Cup 2019-2020 Semi Final Predictions

It’s been a crazy time at New Zealand Sport Radio HQ, you can find out everything that’s going on in my Pulling Back The Curtains post. Yup that’s why this is later than usual and sorry for that folks.

We are the pointy end of the European Rugby Challenge Cup and finally we can think of it as a real competition where all the teams are trying to win it.

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Bristol v Bordeaux Begles – Bristol by 5

This is such a hard one for me to pick from the other side of the world. In the end I’m just going with home advantage. Some people might say I’m thinking of travelling French teams and all that stuff. But not this time, we are going to see a full strength team on the plane I’d expect.

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Finally Racing are hosting Toulon. Easy pick really Toulon are 6/6 at home and 1/6 away. So you pick the home side and when it’s Racing (who could go top of the table with their games in hand) you have double the reason for picking the home side.

Toulon v Leicester Tigers – Toulon by 10

This is the easy one to pick. Tigers are only here due to Castres having too many COVID cases. They have been poor in the Gallagher Prem and Toulon should have a comfortable trip to the final.

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Bayonne v Pau is a relegation scrap making it a must win for Bayonne. If you want any hope of survival you have to win your home games against you lower table opposition. Also with Pau only winning once since mid October they aren’t in the kind of form to pick up away wins.

So Far

51 from 63 or 81% correct so far, I’m happy with that in this competition.


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