One one match in the Gallagher Premiership this weekend was won by the favourite, with relegation candidates Bristol, Worcester and Leicester all picking up valuable victories.
In one of the big shocks of the weekend, Bristol defeated defending champions Saracens, predicted by just 3% of people on Superbru. This was after Leicester had beaten Newcastle (25%) and Worcester beat Sale (28%), which left the Falcons 7 points adrift at the foot of the table.
The most surprising result was Exeter losing at home to Wasps (1%), whilst Gloucester beat Wasps (93%) and Northampton secured a last-gasp win at Harlequins (16%).
Some people will praise the ‘most competitive league in the world’ but from the games I watched, much of the rugby was fairly average and it seems to be a closely-fought contest between mediocre teams – particularly when Saracens and Exeter are beaten. Do you agree?
What were the main talking points from the weekend’s action? Will Newcastle be relegated?