The Heineken Cup is back! Is there anything better than wall-to-wall top flight European Rugby?
London Irish v Munster is certainly the standout fixture of Round 1, but my mouse certainly hovered for some time over a few other games too before making my prediction.
My Clermont Auvergne v Saracens pick is slightly controversial, but I’m backing Sarries to pick up a win in France against the odds. I think they’ll be meticulously prepared in true Brendan Venter fashion, and my clichéd view of the French laissez-faire approach is telling me that Clermont will be expecting a comfortable home victory. Ah bof! You never know…come on Sarries!
Other than that, I’m generally predicting home victories, and a good weekend for English teams with London Irish to beat Munster and Bath to beat Biarritz.
Here is my full set of predictions – let me know what you think, and which games you are looking forward to this weekend.
Glasgow Warriors v Gwent Dragons: Glasgow Warriors by 11
Ulster v Aironi Rugby: Ulster by 33
Northampton Saints v Castres Olympique: Northampton Saints by 21
Leinster v Racing Métro 92: Leinster by 13
Benetton Treviso v Leicester Tigers: Leicester Tigers by 15
Toulon v Ospreys: Toulon by 9
Scarlets v Perpignan: Perpignan by 13
ASM Clermont Auvergne v Saracens: Saracens by 5
Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh: Cardiff Blues by 11
London Irish v Munster: London Irish by 5
Bath v Biarritz: Bath by 8
Toulouse v London Wasps: Toulouse by 13