Rugby Preview

By londonist_alex2 Last edited 167 months ago
Rugby Preview

The Zurich Premiership is heading into it's penultimate round of fixtures this weekend, with a decidely mixed outlook for the four London sides. Wasps, who have just announced the appointment of Scots and Lions legend Ian McGeechan as their new coach, are at home to Worcester and are hoping that Saracens can do them a favour in their home fixture against table -toppers Leicester. The status-quo is unlikely to be threatened however, as Saracens looked woeful when they played Wasps last weekend and it would be a real shock if they managed to defeat a side who are looking like the best in Europe, let alone England. Wasps won't be too worried about finishing in second though, as that is the same position from which they've launched their previous two Premiership Final winning campaigns. This time however, they are going to have to generate an awful lot of momentum to be capable of beating Leicester at Twickenham.

London Irish and Harlequins are going to have to wait till the end of next week for their games, as their repsective opponents are both involved in tomorrow's Powergen Cup Final . Irish are safely enconsed in mid-table, whilst Harlequins have some very real relegation worries, and their match against Leeds could decide their fate. The return of Will Greenwood, who'll be keen to prove that he deserves his place on the Lions tour, could make all the difference.

Over in Super League, the Broncos will be aiming to halt their recent slump with a win at home to St. Helens. Saturday's game should prove to be an absolute thriller, with both sides committed to fast, attacking rugby.

Last Updated 15 April 2005