Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 3

Hard Times

A difficult series of matches in R3 this week. Hard to call and a Dickens of a job to get right!

I wasn’t on the money in round two and it’s quite possible I could be worse this week (just to endorse how little I obviously know!)

The games are as follows -

Worcester Warriors v. Harlequins

 Sale Sharks v. Wasps

 Leicester Tigers v. Newcastle Falcons

 London Irish v. Exeter Chiefs

 Gloucester v. Northampton Saints

 Saracens v. Bath


To further risk my reputation (not much at stake then to be fair) I’m going for 3 away wins – which aren’t quite as rare as rocking horse poo but are certainly up there with hen’s teeth.

Quins to take Worcester – despite the fierce amount of work Dean Ryan will have demanded from the Warriors following last week’s surprising loss.

Wasps to come alive and surprise Sale – this is almost certainly going to be a bad call since I have yet to predict a correct result for the Sharks

Tigers – a banker for me (hoping it doesn’t make me look like something that rhymes with banker)

Another close one and I did come close to predicting a fourth away win – but I’ll take the Irish to scalp the Chiefs by a couple of points.

The Saints to march into Kingsholm and away with all four points (but only just)

Saracens to pull the plug on Bath.

There you have it – short and sweet – but it may well turn sour for me by Sunday evening!

Whatever happens I expect Saints and Saracens to be top in a Tale of Two Cities!




About David Shute

Shutey’s obsession with all things rugby far exceeds his ability on the pitch during his playing days as his blog (www.rugbyoldbloke.wordpress.com) certainly testifies.
He lives in England and can be caustic about the progress of his team since his mate Clive resigned – this is reflected in his writing about the state of Northern Hemisphere rugby. You can follow Shutey on twitter but only if you seriously have nothing better to do.

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