Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 7

No Gaps after all!

The Premiership is even harder than usual to call this week with the autumn internationals upon us, starting at Twickenham on Saturday when England greet the Wallabies. In addition many of the Welsh and Scots will be away preparing for their games that start the following week .I had originally thought that the next round would not be until after the internationals – I was wrong (not for the first time – as you will have no doubt noticed!).

Inevitably a few players will be released back to the clubs in time for Saturday but many sides will be depleted and we will see the real strength of their playing squads.

Despite my own recent form and in the knowledge that sticking to home wins is the way to go (all 6 were homers last weekend!) I am again going for broke with a prediction of 3 away wins (you can’t say I’m not game can you! – rhetorical obviously).

History and the season so far suggest I will be nursing more wounds come Sunday evening but I still can’t bet against my instincts!

My main concern this week is inevitably the game at Twickenham and I’ll be posting my England team (not Stuart Lancaster’s) and a prediction in the next day or so.

But for the Premiership here are my forecasts –

Worcester to go even further behind by losing to Bath at home

Sale Sharks also to lose at home to Exeter Chiefs

Gloucester to bring Wasps back to earth

Tigers to overcome Quins – but not by many

Another away win – The saints beating Irish at the Madejski

Saracens to get back to winning ways when they entertain the Falcons (and the crowd)




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.


  1. Rob Bryant says:

    I think Quins might turnover Leicester despite their poor recent form. Can’t argue with any of the other predictions.

  2. Not at Welford Rd and with a few Tigers back from injury! Mind you my predictions are not great – so I won’t bother with a lottery ticket either!

  3. Rob Bryant says:

    You’re two for two so far. That’s not a bad start.

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