The final run ins


Who will win?
By Stuart Anderton
March 15 2017

As we approach the final rounds, who is best placed to make the playoffs and secure Europe?

 

 

Week 18 Week 19 Week 20 Week 21 Week 22
Wasps Wuss H Saints H Bristol A Quins A Sarries H
Saracens Bath H Quins H Saints A Bristol H Wasps A
Exeter Sale H Bristol H Quins A Saints H Gloucester A
Us Sarries A Leicester "H" Wuss A Gloucester H Sale A
Leicester Saints A Bath "A" Newcastle H Sale H Wuss A
Saints Leicester H Wasps A Sarries H Exeter A Quins H
Quins Newcastle H Sarries A Exeter H Wasps H Saints A

 

The good news is that Saints and Quins have a tough run in, so it's hard to see them both overhauling us however badly our games go. Si Heineken Cup looks odd on.

But for the playoffs it's going to be a close run thing.

How do you see it panning out?

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The final run ins
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Date: 15/03/2017 13:48

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Re: The final run ins
Posted by: by (IP Logged)
Date: 15/03/2017 14:55

It will be a huge ask for us to stay ahead of Tigers.

The top 3 spots are going to be extremely tight, Exeter only 5 points behind at the moment and Wasps have to still play a fully fit Sarries. Can see them taking the first spot by the end of the competition.

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: P G Tips (IP Logged)
Date: 15/03/2017 16:32

We need Saints to do us a derby favour, then we have to beat Tigers in The Clash and win the last 3.


PG

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: jayeatman (IP Logged)
Date: 16/03/2017 11:05

Yup, win all the last 4 games is all we need. Time for the internationals to step up and earn their corn. Bung in 3 Challenge Cup games and some silverware for good measure.

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Re: The final run ins
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 17/03/2017 08:45

Other teams have enjoyed amazing run ins to get into the top 4 & even gone on to win the title. The latter eventuality is highly unlikely but not the former. The other teams winning all/most of their games in the run in were Wasps, Quins & Leicester - I can't recall the years however.

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: Bathovalballer (IP Logged)
Date: 17/03/2017 14:07

I predict the maximum points total we will get is 58 and mean we will be 5th at best. Our form, and that plus fitness of the returning 'stars', has to be really good and way above recent results, to win two of our games to achieve that result.To stop Leicester overtaking us we have to beat them and Sale away (which I cannot see at present), plus pick up bonus points in each of our games, and hope Leicester don't get any in theirs. The Bristol result is really going to damage our final position!

Wasps will end up with 87
Exeter 80 (easiest run in on paper!)
Saracens 78 (reliant on Wasps beating them last game of season)
Leicester 67 (including beating us at the Clash)
Saints 52 (assuming beating Tigers at home)

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: Boldngrey (IP Logged)
Date: 17/03/2017 14:15

Come on BoB. Leics can't beat us at Twick - we have home advantage.

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: jayeatman (IP Logged)
Date: 17/03/2017 17:20

Anybody know what our overall W/D/L record is at Twickenham? I bet it's rather good.
It must be really depressing being you BoB.

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Re: The final run ins
Posted by: DanWiley (IP Logged)
Date: 17/03/2017 17:52

If you don't believe we can't win four of those last five then I don't see why you'd care about us being top 4?

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: Bath Hammer (IP Logged)
Date: 18/03/2017 08:08

Quote:
Bathovalballer
I predict the maximum points total we will get is 58 and mean we will be 5th at best. Our form, and that plus fitness of the returning 'stars', has to be really good and way above recent results, to win two of our games to achieve that result.To stop Leicester overtaking us we have to beat them and Sale away (which I cannot see at present), plus pick up bonus points in each of our games, and hope Leicester don't get any in theirs. The Bristol result is really going to damage our final position!
Wasps will end up with 87
Exeter 80 (easiest run in on paper!)
Saracens 78 (reliant on Wasps beating them last game of season)
Leicester 67 (including beating us at the Clash)
Saints 52 (assuming beating Tigers at home)

I know we've been very disappointing for quite a while but we've had 3 weeks to re-group & more players back & getting fitter so we are right to expect an uplift in form, if the coaches can't bring that about they won't have done much of a job. Your gloomy assumption is that nothing will change, I just hope you're wrong

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: BathMatt53 (IP Logged)
Date: 18/03/2017 14:47

I don't particularly care if we finish 4th or 5th, both would be a good result considering what we have been up against this year and it would be a credit to the entire squad.

Re: The final run ins
Posted by: jayeatman (IP Logged)
Date: 19/03/2017 20:24

Finishing 5th means Tigers finish above us and I sure as hell care about that!

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