The Four Frontrunners To Win The 2019 European Champions Cup

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Contenders.

Another two rounds of pulsating Champions Cup action have passed and things are starting to shape up pretty nicely for a number of teams.

Defending champions Leinster got their campaign back on track with back-to-back wins over Bath after a disappointing loss to Toulouse, while last year’s finalists Racing 92 maintained their 100% start with two wins of their own.

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It’s been an interesting campaign so far with plenty more to come. But for those of you interested in some rugby betting, we’ve taken a look at the four frontrunners to be crowned 2019 European Champions Cup champions.

Leinster
A pretty obvious choice here. Their demolition of Bath at the Aviva Stadium over the weekend once again proved they are the team to beat. They may have fallen to defeat against Toulouse in France, but we’d be pretty confident the men in blue can reverse that result in Dublin next month. No doubt the players will be fired up for what promises to be a cracking affair.

That leaves just a trip to hapless Wasps in round 6, with Leinster looking good for a home quarter final. Stopping this Leinster side will be no easy feat. They’re favourites for a very good reason and have the experience to go all the way. They’re also no strangers to back-to-back titles.

Racing 92.
The French side were unlucky finalists last season but look a much more exciting outfit this time round. The additions of Simon Zebo and Finn Russell have really got their backline firing.

Two finals in three years. It’s only a matter of time before they win one.

Saracens.
After a horrific campaign last year that saw them scrape into the quarter finals before being dumped out by Leinster, Sarries look to be back to their old best this season.

Four wins from four with two bonus-points leaves them second to only Racing 92 in the overall standings and almost certain of a home quarter final spot.

Munster.
We were going to go with Toulouse here, but with Munster looking like they’ve a better chance at a home quarter final – we had to go with the two-time champions.

They haven’t looked their best this year in all honesty, but we all know Munster are the kind of team that switches on for the big occasion. And their faith is currently in their own hands. Never count the men in red out.