Heineken Champions 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.

Wow we’re at the Semi Final stage of the Heineken Champions Cup and there are no Irish sides in it. The last time that happened was 2015–16 when Saracens beat Racing 92 in the final….. Well that won’t happen this time around but it shows the quality of the semi final games.

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Racing 92 v Saracens – Racing 92 by 3

Bood and Mud made a good point on their podcast this week and it was about rugby. Don’t be too shocked about that! Saracens starting 15 is as good as it’s ever been. The difference is in their bench. Can the players cope with back to back “test match” intensity games without the support of the bench?

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Add in some home field “thunder dome” advantage and I’m backing Racing 92 in this one.

Exeter Chiefs v Toulouse – Exeter Chiefs by 5

OK this could be heart over head. As much as Exeter have been making it hard to like them lately they are the team that I support. Also they are clearly cruising to the Premiership title. The thing though is that they have yet to deliver on the European front. Is this the year that they do?

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Toulouse have the best record in Europe with 4 victories and 2 runners up medals. I just feel like this is Exeter’s coming of age season.

Yup I think that we’ll be having a new winner this year.

So Far

I’m 52 from 64 or 81% so far this season. Going well so far but feeling a bit out of touch due to the lockdown so hope the knockouts go well.

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