Here are the results from the weekend’s Gallagher Premiership fixtures, along with the percentage that predicted the result on Superbru.
Sale 28 – 18 Wasps – 82%
Bath 22 – 13 Northampton – 21%
Gloucester 12 – 21 Saracens – 43%
Harlequins 14 – 19 Worcester – 9%
London Irish 36 – 11 Leicester Tigers – 43%
Exeter 17 – 20 Bristol – 8%
The Bristol win at Sandy Park was the biggest surprise of the weekend, with Quins also losing at home to Worcester a major shock. Only one match went as planned, with Sale Sharks beating Wasps on Friday night.
I had expected Saracens to be rattled by the salary cap revelations last week, but such is their winning mentality and unrivalled depth of their squad, that they were able to win at Kingsholm in front of a particularly hostile home crowd.
The results mean that Bristol top the table, and deservedly so, but no team remains unbeaten after Northampton lost at the Rec.
The Tigers are bottom, and although it’s early days, will there be alarm bells ringing after that thumping by London Irish?
What did you think of the weekend’s Rugby?