Will Greenwood Gives Us Predictions For Round 1 Of The Premiership
The Aviva Premiership returns to our screens this weekend.
Last season’s Champions Exeter are in action tomorrow as the curtains come down on the new Aviva Premiership season. They travel to Kingsholm to take on Johan Ackermann’s Gloucester, while Donncha O’Callaghan’s Worcester will take on Newcastle at Kingston Park.
On Saturday we’ve got a massive double header at Twickenham as European champions Saracens take on Northampton Saints, followed by a clash between newly-promoted London Irish and Harlequins.
The tie of the weekend however, looks set to be Leicester Tigers hosting Bath at Welford Road. All eyes will be eye Freddie Burns and George Ford, who switched places over the summer. All venues, tv coverage details and times are below.
We caught up with former Lions and England centre to preview to give us his predictions on this weekend’s games.
“I’m happy to say at the start, I could very easily get all six wrong!” Greenwood said
Will Greenwood’s Predictions for Round One of the Aviva Premiership
Gloucester vs Exeter Chiefs
Will Greenwood’s prediction: Gloucester for the win – “But I’m not putting more than 30p on them!
Newcastle vs Worcester
Will Greenwood’s prediction: Newcastle to beat Worcester
Saracens vs Northampton Saints
Will Greenwood’s prediction: Saracens to defeat Northampton at Twickenham
Wasps vs Sale Sharks
Will Greenwood’s prediction: Wasps to defeat Sale at the Ricoh Arena
London Irish vs Harlequins
Will Greenwood’s prediction: Harlequins to beat London Irish – “Lets go for Quins to beat Irish as it’s on at Twickenham”
Leicester vs Bath
Will Greenwood’s prediction: Leicester to get the win at Welford road.
To help you better understand what to expect this season, rugby experts Canterbury have compiled the Ultimate Guide to the Season, giving fans an expert insight into the highs-and-lows they can expect over the next 9 months.
By utilising historic match and performance data, Canterbury has been able to predict some of the seasons key talking points before a ball has been kicked, including which team is most likely to win their season opener, who the slow and fast starters are and which games you should be plotting in your diary if you’re looking for high-scoring entertainment.
A breakdown of some of the seasons biggest moments can be found below, while a full guide to the season can be found at https://www.canterbury.com/clubhouse