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Guinness Pro12 Review

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, here is a lovely team-by-team post mortem, arising out of the opening six skirmishes between the various Celtic and Italian warriors.

 

Ospreys – Not even the Ospreys can quite believe the fact that they are top, but they have won all six matches and recorded most points. Their position is still a bit flattering.

Glasgow – They have quickly asserted themselves as Scotland’s foremost team, getting their season off to a flier, until their progress finally hit the buffers at Ravenhill.

Ulster – The White Knights have conceded less points than any other team, but they have shot themselves in the foot at Zebre, whilst merely rescuing a draw at the Scarlets.

Munster – There have been unexpected defeats at home to Edinburgh and the Ospreys, but a fine win at their rivals Leinster represents some cause for optimism.

Connacht – The west coast team have been a surprise bunch. There was rumour that they were an improving club, and a big win against Leinster has demonstrated this.

Leinster – The east coast giants have been a Jekyll and Hyde so far. They’ve already lost to Connacht and Munster, but surely they will eventually get their act together.

Scarlets – There has been two frustrating draws which could easily have been wins. Therefore, with two wins and two losses, it is a case of glass half empty, glass half full.

Edinburgh – Their form has been all over the place, with wins at Munster and at home to the Dragons ruined by three losses and a failure to win at home to the Scarlets.

Dragons – Five defeats from their first six outings is way below par for this south Wales team. They can only hope to redeem themselves in the European Challenge Cup.

Blues – Cardiff’s finest have made a poor start to the campaign, recording only one win and one draw. They are going to struggle to finish in the top half of the table.

Zebre – They did pull off a shock win against Ulster, but otherwise, this Italian outfit have been predictably mediocre. They are battling with Treviso to avoid coming last.

Treviso – Only a solitary bonus point has been accrued thus far and they are conceding over thirty points per match. Treviso regrettably are the league’s whipping boys.

One Response to “Guinness Pro12 Review”

  1. Gary Watton

    I agree totally. Webb has been arguably the player of the tournament so far.

    Reply

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