This Gallagher Premiership is turning into a bit of a farce. There’s already talk that relegation might be decided by COVID results rather than results on the pitch. With the French teams threatening to pull out of the European competitions over the level of COVID protocols in the Premiership you get an idea that things aren’t right. I talked about this last week in my piece What A Rugby Pantomime.
Anyway you’re here for my predictions so let’s get onto Round 6 of the Premiership (Note: some games might not happen).
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Bath Rugby v Wasps – Wasps by 5
Wasps are on a good run of form and we really saw that last weekend with their victory over Exeter. Not only did they win but by 29 points! As long as Wasps don’t have a hangover (both physically and figuratively) from that game they should have too much for a struggling Bath side.
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors – Sale Sharks by 10
The table might say that Worcester has 2 wins this season but one of those was a COVID victory. Sale look to have steadied the ship after Dimond’s departure with their away win at Gloucester. We should see a comfortable home win here.
Exeter Chiefs v Bristol – Exeter Chiefs by 5
This is a cracking game with the top 2 sides going head to head. Both are currently on 20 points with only points difference separating them. Can Exeter really lose 2 games back to back? I can’t see it happening but if there’s a side that will give it a go then Britsol are right up there.
Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester Rugby – Newcastle Falcons by 3
Falcons came up short last weekend but it was against Bristol who are second in the table so there’s no shame in that. Gloucester on the other hand are in all sorts of disarray with only 1 win this season seeing them bottom of the table. This is a great opportunity for Newcastle to bounce back from that loss.
Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers – Northampton Saints by 3
2 sides that are really struggling at the moment. However this game will still draw an audience being the midlands derby. With both teams struggling I don’t think it’s going to be a feast of festival rugby but it will be really tense. I’m backing Saints to win a narrow one on their own patch.
Harlequins v London Irish – Harlequins by 7
Could Irish be saved by COVID? They have had 2 games cancelled already this season and I think they’ll be praying that Quins have to forfeit this game with COVID. Sure Quins have lost their 2 home games this season but that’s been against the top 2 sides in the table. This should be a comfortable home win, but if you look at my record below, what do I know?
Record So Far
11 from 26 or 42%, I’m not sure why I’m bothering this season…