The Magners League returns this weekend, which is always tricky to gauge post-Heineken Cup. Several teams may opt to give the big names a rest, testing the strength in depth and making predictions something of a lottery.
Now that I’ve got the excuses in early, here are my thoughts on which way the games will go.
Cardiff Blues v Scarlets: Cardiff Blues by 13
Edinburgh v Ulster: Ulster by 5
Munster v Benetton Treviso: Munster by 13
Connacht Rugby v Leinster: Leinster by 8
Gwent Dragons v Aironi Rugby: Gwent Dragons by 13
Glasgow Warriors v Ospreys: Ospreys by 8