Thursday, November 28, 2013

Rabo round up, and hope for Ireland!

Van der Heever (picture

No disrespect for the Scarlets, but it’s a bit of a comedown after the AB’s last week. For Leinster, BOD, Rob Kearney, Heaslip, O’Brien and Toner will be rested, and Mike Ross will start on the bench.  You can never take the Scarlets lightly, but without their internationals we should see them off. A complete aside now, but I see that Isa Nacewa is now the backs coach for the Auckland Blues. I hope Leinster kept his number, maybe in the distant future (August next year) we can tempt him back.

 Munster have named a strong side to play the Dragons, with G van den Heever, K Earls and Paul O’Connell in the side, and Billy Holland captaining. They should win that. Connacht have a shot at another victory and lift off from the bottom of the table with a trip to Edinburgh which I think they’ll win. 

Ulkster have a pretty hefty injury list – Best, Henderson, Stevenson, Allen and Nick Williams. However, as they’re playing Zebre I think Mark Anscombe could pick himself and still be confident of the victory.

A final word too, on Ireland v the Abs. Last year, they beat us by three points, this by two. You can see the inevitable sequence that will give us a draw in 2015, and one point victory in 2016! Seriously though, I really believe that with Joe Schmidt on board, we are going to beat the All Blacks, and it won’t be by one point either. You read it here first!

RaboDirect PRO12
Friday , November 29
Ospreys vs Glasgow 
Newport Gwent D'gons vs Munster 
Edinburgh vs Connacht 
Saturday , November 30
Zebre vs Ulster 14:00
Benetton Treviso vs Cardiff Blues 16:00
Leinster vs Scarlets 19:15
International Match
Saturday , November 30
Barbarians vs Fiji 14:30
Wales vs Australia 17:00

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