Isa (picture http://bit.ly/ZRpQ7y)
Ulster should be focusing on getting 5 points when Edinburgh visit tonight. They have Muller and Payne back from injury, and Dan Tuohy is in the back row – I’d rather have him in lock to start reclaiming an Irish spot. Ulster should win this comfortably.
Munster have named a strong looking team, even without some of their internationals. They should beat Connacht..but Connacht have been pretty well unaffected by the 6N and have been putting in good performances and picking up points. Munster at home should still do this though.
Finally, Leinster close out the weekend as they entertain Glasgow at the RDS. There hasn’t been much good news for the men in blue in the last few weeks – losing BOD for 3 weeks after some careless footwork against Italy – losing Reddan and Fitzgerald for a LONG time with injury – and losing Isa forever as he announced his retirement at the end of the season. Isa is a legends legend, is he the best player to not play regularly as a international? Most of the Leinster internationals are missing – but the team looks pretty strong all the same. I’m pleased to see Madigan, Jordi Muphy and Quinn Roux starting, great opportunity for the young guns to show us what they have. At full strength, I’d back Leinster any day, with this team…we’ll probably still do it. Just!
Friday , March 22
Zebre vs Scarlets
Ospreys vs Newport Gwent D'gons
Edinburgh vs Ulster
Saturday , March 23
Munster vs Connacht 17:45
Benetton Treviso vs Cardiff Blues 18:30
Leinster vs Glasgow 19:45