Predictions: Saracens to dominate London derby

With the Premiership, PRO14, Top 14 and Super Rugby all taking place this weekend, we are putting our head on the block and predicting the winners.

Predictions: Saracens to dominate London derby

Predictions: Saracens to dominate London derby

In the Premiership, there are several important tussles as Leicester and Northampton go head-to-head in the Midlands derby before two London sides clash on Saturday when Saracens face Harlequins.

Elsewhere in the northern hemisphere, the PRO14 returns with Edinburgh hosting Leinster, while the Top 14 sees leaders Toulouse visit La Rochelle at the Stade Marcel-Deflandre.

Meanwhile, south of the equator, Super Rugby continues as the Hurricanes host the Stormers and defending champions Crusaders take on the Waratahs in Sydney.


Friday: Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints kick-off Round 17 of the Premiership season in what should be a tasty East Midlands derby clash. Leicester by 6.

Saturday and Sunday: There are four Premiership games on Saturday before one takes place on Sunday, with Saracens versus Harlequins the round’s standout match.

Bristol v Worcester: Bristol by 7 Gloucester v Wasps: Gloucester by 10 Saracens v Harlequins: Saracens by 15 Newcastle v Sale: Newcastle by 4 Exeter v Bath: Exeter by 11


Friday: There are three PRO14 matches scheduled on Friday as Cardiff Blues, Connacht and Edinburgh host Scarlets, Benetton and Leinster respectively.

Cardiff Blues v Scarlets: Cardiff by 5 Connacht v Benetton: Benetton by 3 Edinburgh v Leinster: Edinburgh by 8

Saturday: There are four PRO14 matches scheduled on Saturday with Ospreys’ Welsh derby against the Dragons at Liberty Stadium the standout fixture.

Ospreys v Dragons: Ospreys by 13 Ulster v Southern Kings: Ulster by 18 Glasgow Warriors v Cheetahs: Glasgow by 9 Munster v Zebre: Munster by 20


Saturday and Sunday: After the Blues defeated the Highlanders on Friday, there are six more encounters, which is rounded off by the Reds’ clash against the Brumbies at Suncorp Stadium.

Hurricanes v Stormers: Hurricanes by 12 Waratahs v Crusaders: Crusaders by 14 Sunwolves v Lions: Lions by 16 Bulls v Chiefs: Bulls by 10 Sharks v Rebels: Rebels by 5 Reds v Brumbies: Reds by 2

TOP 14

Saturday and Sunday: All seven games take place on Saturday and Sunday with Racing 92 v Bordeaux-Begles and La Rochelle v Toulouse the big clashes of the weekend.

Lyon v Toulon: Lyon by 15 Stade Francais v Castres: Castres by 6 Pau v Montpellier: Montpellier by 3 Perpignan v Grenoble: Perpignan by 8 Agen v Clermont Auvergne: Clermont by 10 Racing 92 v Bordeaux-Begles: Racing by 12 La Rochelle v Toulouse: La Rochelle by 4

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