Here are the results from the Gallagher Premiership at the weekend, along with the Superbru predictability – only one match was picked by the majority of people.
Northampton 16 – 20 London Irish 1%
Bath 13 – 10 Leicester 90%
Bristol 34 – 16 Gloucester 38%
Exeter 19 – 22 Sale 3%
Worcester 26 – 30 Wasps 21%
Harlequins 41 – 14 Saracens 15%
Should we take from this that the league is wonderfully competitive and all teams can beat each other on any given day? Or should we put it down to the fact that with no relegation battle and Exeter likely to win the league, nobody really cares any more?
It can’t be a coincidence that since the news of Saracens’ relegation broke, 5 of the 6 results were unexpected, with the top two of both Northampton and Exeter losing at home, Wasps winning away and Sarries conceding over 40 points.
The whole thing is a shambles and the sooner this season is over, the better in my opinion.
At least we can focus on the Six Nations for a while, which looks set to be a fascinating edition.
Also in the news this morning is that Kyle Sinckler will join Bristol at the end of the season, and everyone immediately thinks of salary caps. Do Harlequins need to offload him to be compliant? How does he fit in at Bristol, where several big names are coming together?