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Back to the Day Job – Aviva Premiership Preview – Round 17

This week sees the Premiership resume and technically the return of all the International players after the 6 Nations. Whether all will be in the starting line-ups is still to be determined. There is always the risk of a ‘hangover’ following the return to normal duties from the heights of the International arena – which makes it even harder for …

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Saints March On! – Review of Aviva Premiership Round 16

It all started badly for my forecasts on Friday night and looked pretty sick at the halfway point in Saturday’s games. But fortune smiled on me and come the final whistle on Sunday I had managed to get 5 out of 6 predictions correct.   On Friday at the Rec I had Bath to continue their run and knock Saracens …

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Benefitting from a Replacement – Aviva Premiership R16 Review

After some 90 matches in this season’s Aviva Premiership my predictions are running at around a healthy 80% level. Hard to believe I know, but a ringing endorsement for the old blindfold and pin system I think you’ll agree. It’s another break in the 6 Nations this week and some teams will benefit from having the international bench replacements available …

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Are We Set To See Changes to the Aviva Premiership Next Year?

With constant speculation about the future of European rugby next season there have been plenty of rumours regarding how this might impact on the Aviva Premiership. Despite many of the clubs incurring significant losses on an annual basis the Aviva Premiership has emerged as the most stable of all the domestic club competitions in the Northern Hemisphere as wages spiral out …

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TV Times – Review of Aviva Premiership Round 15

Starting on Friday morning you could watch a feast of rugby from the Super 15, Top 14, Premiership, Internationals and women’s rugby internationals. This continued until late on Sunday and with some judicious recording you were able to avoid other attractive distractions (like re-roofing the shed) and stay perched on the sofa for the whole weekend. The Mrs was delighted. …

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Premiership Round 15 Review – 200 Not Out

This weekend was a weekend made in rugby heaven as we enjoyed 240 minutes of exquisite RBS 6 Nations rugby and 480 minutes of top notch Aviva Premiership rugby. In the domestic competition some teams felt the impact of missing their esteemed internationals whilst others flourished without them, the weather held off and tries were the result… so let’s have …

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Friday Night Light – Preview of Aviva Premiership Round 15

This week the clubs will not benefit from having as many internationals back – last week only the starting 15 were retained by Stuart Lancaster with the bench being available for their clubs. There is no Friday night game, instead we have three matches each on Saturday and Sunday. Bath take on Wasps at the Rec and despite losing George …

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For Luck’s Sake

I had a bit of a stellar (rather than Stella) weekend getting all 6 of my Premiership predictions correct – probably should have bought a lottery ticket too! To mix metaphors (and sports) it wasn’t quite as plain sailing as it sounds – in 5 of the games the losing side picked up a bonus point and the total points …

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