Aviva Premiership Final – 20 Reflections

Northampton Saints win Aviva Premiership

There are already a number of serious reviews of Saturday’s Premiership Final – with today’s technology some of them were probably online before the bloody game kicked off! Almost certainly they will all be better than anything I come up with – not least since I forgot to take my glasses to the match and […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 10

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Tis the Season It’s back to the Premiership this week – with further speculation that next season it might be an Anglo-Welsh league with the four regions joining the English clubs. That’s for the future for now we are looking at some interesting match ups at the weekend. The Sharks entertain London Irish on Friday […]

Aviva Premiership Review: Rd 9

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Five out of Six ain’t Bad I thought I’d made a pretty aggressive call with my predictions this week – going for 3 away wins (four if you count the Australia game at Cardiff). In fact I was being conservative (with an Infinitesimally small c) – there ended up being an almost unheard of 4 […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 9

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Who Will Blink? There are some interesting match ups this week as we move into round 9. Whilst the top 6 sides seem to be the ones that will contest the places for the play-offs this could all easily change if they slip up in games against the teams everyone expects them to win comfortably. […]

Aviva Premiership Review: Rd 8

Saracens v Exeter Chiefs

No Change There Then It was back to business in the Premiership this weekend and I had confidently predicted all home wins in my preview. Well – I got 4 out of 6 right and only a poor referred decision prevented a draw in one game that would have given me four and a half […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 8

Leicester Tigers v London Irish

  Back to the Day Job England have finished their autumn games and the players have returned to their day jobs in the Premiership. Northampton, Saracens and in particular Leicester – who have been beset by injuries – will be delighted to have them back. In the interim the clubs had one Premiership game without […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 6

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Speaking English After the drama of the Heineken over the last two weeks we return this weekend to the English Premiership and some intriguing matches. Alongside injury problems the clubs now have to deal with the absence of players during this week’s preparations for the autumn internationals. There’s a break during the games against Australia, […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 5

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Home Truths There are some tough calls this week and I am tempted to go for 4 home wins (and just 2 x aways) to be on the safe side with my predictions. But to hell with playing safe (as Liberace might have said) I’m going to stick my neck out (so to speak) and […]

Aviva Premiership Review: Rd 4

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My Cassandra Complex In Greek mythology Cassandra was given the gift of being able to foretell the future but doomed never to be believed! Well, I can hardly believe it myself but in my preview column for this week I predicted the results for 8 matches (6 in the Aviva Premiership plus the two Rugby […]

Aviva Premiership Predictions: Rd 4

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Past Simple, Future Perfect “Study the past, if you would divine the future.”  Confucius Wise words – but what does a dead Chinese bloke know about rugby? Even less than me I imagine. He lived at a time when they even counted the wrong way – (551 – 479 BC) – which was a bit […]