The Penultimate Premiership Predictions game!

So, It's almost coming to an end. The almost season long battle between David, our excellent guests and myself, and it's pigging close for the top spot!
Before we get into the final round, let's take a look at the last round of results, when #rugbyunited's very own Godfather, Trevor Large stepped into the guest role looking to wrestle top spot away from myself in time for the last round of games!
So, how did we do?
Sale v Newcastle -Trevor – 35 -13 (Sale by 22) – David – 26 – 15 (Sale by 11) – Rich – 33 – 25 (Sale by 8) Actual score - 34 - 28 (Sale by 6) First point of the week goes to ME!
Gloucester v London Irish  -Trevor – 33 - 10 (Glaws by 23) - David – 22 – 17 (Glaws by 5) – Rich – 33 – 24 (Glaws by 9) Actual Score - 35 - 13 (Glaws by 22) Point to Trevor!
Northampton vs London Welsh  -Trevor – 75 - 9 (Saints by 66) - David – 58 – 13 (Saints by 45) – Rich – 55 – 15 (Saints by 40) Actual score - 46 - 0 (Saints by 46) Rounding things out nicely, David also gets a point!
Wasps vs Tigers -Trevor - 25 – 25 (DRAW) - David – 26 – 17 (Wasps by 9) – Rich – 22 – 18 (Wasps by 4) Actual Score - 21 - 26 (Tigers by 5) - No points this time!
Saracens v Exeter  -Trevor – 33 - 23 (Saracens by 10) - David – 18 – 15 (Saracens by 3) – Rich – 31 – 19 (Saracens by 12) Actual Score - 20 - 24 - Another great round of predictions - No points again!
Dragons v Edinburgh -Trevor - 17 – 21 (Edinburgh by 4) - David – 19 – 12 (Dragons by 7) – Rich – 30 – 21 (Dragons by 9) Actual Score 19 - 5 (Dragons by 14) Point number 2 of the week for Rich!
Ospreys v Glasgow  -Trevor – 25 - 21 (Ospreys by 4) - David – 26 – 19 (Ospreys by 7) – Rich – 22 – 28 (Glasgow by 6) Actual Score - 21 - 10 (Ospreys by 11) David grabs his second point! 
Ulster v Munster  -Trevor – 17 - 28 (Munster by 11) - David – 22 – 19 (Ulster by 3) – Rich – 31 – 24 (Ulster by 7) Actual Score - 23 - 23 draw - No points
Scarlets v Blues  -Trevor – 23 - 11 (Scarlets by 12) - David – 26 – 13 (Scarlets by 13) – Rich – 22 – 23 (Blues by 1) Actual Score 16 - 6 (Scarlets by 10) - Trevor makes it 2 points each for the week!
Zebre v Connacht  -Trevor - 15 – 21 (Connacht by 6) - David – 12 – 20 (Connacht by 8) – Rich – 18 – 6 (Zebre by 12) Actual Score - 10 - 40 (Connacht by 30) Shutey gets his 3rd point and steals a win at the death!!!
So this weeks results
  1. David - 3
  2. Rich and Trev - 2
That's 3 weeks in a row where David has won! The late run will most likely bring him up short, as he'll need to get all 10 scores spot on to win, as lst weeks results leaves the running total with one week to play looking like :-
  1. Rich – 106
  2. Guests – 103
  3. David – 74
So this week, we couldn't let one guest take the burden of trying to seal the comeback win, so we've called in 10 previous players, some (Henry and Matt L) hold the weekly totals record alongside myself, some (like my Dad!) had pretty horrendous showing!
If you were a guest and you didn't make the final round, It was a random selection, so please don't feel bad that you weren't picked -  we thank all our guests, and especially David, for helping us keep this blog rolling throughout most of the season, if anyone wants to do a similar game in the world cup, let me know, I'm sure we can do something!
Anyway - on to this weeks picks! Can the guest 'All Stars' (plus my dad) pull off the 4 point turnaround that will see them steal the overall win?
Exeter vs Sale - Rich -  35 - 18 (Exeter by 17) - Guest - (Matt Leadingham) 31 - 17 (Exeter by 14) - David - 31 - 13 (Exeter by 18)
Bath vs Gloucester - Rich -   35 - 18 (Bath by 17) - Guest - (Henry Mitchell) 16 - 25 (Gloucester by 9) - David - 39 - 15 (Bath by 24)
London Irish vs Wasps - Rich -  18 - 35 (Wasps by 17)  - Guest - (Matt Williams) 12 - 26 (Wasps by 14) - David - 12 - 26 (Wasps by 14)
Newcastle vs Harlequins - Rich -  12 - 29 Quins by 17) - Guest -  (My Dad!) 9 - 35 (Quins by 26) - David - 9 - 37 (Quins by 28)
Leicester vs Northampton - Rich -   15 - 22 (Saints by 7) - Guest -  (Rachel Preston) 25 - 33 (Saints by 8) - David - 26 - 21 (Tigers by 5)
Cardiff vs Zebre - Rich -   45 - 6 (Cardiff by 39) - Guest -  (Andrew Richardson) 25 - 10 (Cardiff by 15) - David - 39  - 9 (Cardiff by 30)
Connacht vs Ospreys - Rich -   12 - 45 (Ospreys by 33)  - Guest -  (Gareth Jones) 12 - 32 (Ospreys by 20) - David -  26 - 31 (Ospreys by 5)
Edinburgh vs Leinster  - Rich -  15 - 26 (Leinster by 11) - Guest -  (Karen and Mark Gasperino-Knutt) 14 - 27 (Leinster by 13) - David - 12 - 19 (Leinster by 7)
Glasgow vs Ulster - Rich -  28 - 22 (Glasgow by 6)  - Guest - (Sarah Woodcock) 20 - 21 (Ulster by one) - David - 26 - 23 (Glasgow by 3)
Munster vs Dragons - Rich -  31 - 12 (Munster by 19)  - Guest -  (Adrian Henry) - 15 - 6 (Munster by 9) - David - 29 - 21 (Munster by 8)

The Rules

 

Closest to correct score gap gets 1  point (Must have correct winning team)

Gap correct but score incorrect gets 2 points (Must have correct winning team)

Score spot on gets 3 points (Must have correct winning team)

In the event of 2 people having the same gap/score – BOTH get a point.

Any change to scores after original submission MUST occur before the first game kicks off and MUST be agreed by David and Myself.

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