Gallagher Premiership Update: Round 15

Jonathan Joseph

We’re finding it hard to produce the Best of the Weekend column each week, with lots to cover and dwindling weekend time available.

The main objective is to open a thread for discussion on the main talking points, so I’m wondering if a brief post on a Monday morning with the weekend’s results, and a few lines about the talking points will be enough, on the basis that we’ll have more in-depth opinion articles in the middle of the week.

Let me know what you think of this plan…

There were some significant results in the Gallagher Premiership at the weekend, with Bristol and Newcastle both picking up important points as the relegation battle intensifies.

Bristol secured a huge win over West Country rivals Gloucester, but then Newcastle beat the other relegation contenders Worcester, so that the gap between 10th and 12th remains is just 9 points.

Bristol still have to play Worcester and Newcastle, whilst the bottom two teams face arguably tougher run-ins with 6 matches to go. Who is your money on for relegation?

At the other end of the table, Saracens and Exeter won again, whilst Harlequins in 3rd opened up some daylight by winning in Bath as Gloucester lost in Bristol. What are your top 4 predictions?

Here are the weekend’s results, with the Superbru predictability in brackets.

Bristol 28 – 24 Gloucester (8%)
Bath 29 – 31 Harlequins (58%)
Leicester 19 – 14 Wasps (53%)
Sale 14 – 20 Exeter (61%)
Saracens 36 – 17 Northampton (91%)
Newcastle 17 – 6 Worcester (46%)

What were your highlights from the weekend? Were there any notable player performances, or anyone putting their hands up for international selection? Are people following the Premiership whilst the Six Nations takes centre stage?

2 thoughts on “Gallagher Premiership Update: Round 15

  1. Feel sorry for Wasps and the supporters who never got a thing out of the ref all day and did not deserve to lose. Mike Brown was absolutely outstanding for Quins along with Marchant, and Dombrandt is marking his card as one for the future. Thought the Newcastle back row were outstanding and it was good to see Toby Flood reminding people he is still a good player. Definitely following the Prem during the Six Nations. This is a vital stage of the season and it is great to see so many good young players stepping up to the plate. Forgot to mention Jack Willis who is straight back up to speed and won some brilliant turnover ball.

  2. Quins seem to be cohering into rather a decent team. Helps that some of their big names are really stepping up and that some of the new blood is performing well. They’ll be even more dangerous once Sinckler is back
    Obviously Gustard is doing something right!


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