Going into the Pro12’s last round we look forward to all of the grudge matches: Ireland v Ireland, Wales v Wales, Scotland v Scotland; and the wooden spoon match, Italy v Italy.
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Munster V Connacht
Ulster V Leinster
Glasgow Warriors V Edinburgh
Zebre V Benetton Treviso
Scarlets V Ospreys
Newport Gwent Dragons V Cardiff Blues
The two biggest games, the top and the bottom:
Scarlets V Ospreys.
This game is the clash for 3rd and even if one of them win they have a very difficult play-off game. Both will play away in Ireland against Leinster or Munster. Captain of Wales and British and Irish Lions Alun Wyn Jones may return for the huge derby. Ospreys come off the back of a huge win against Ulster which sealed their play – off place and Scarlets off of a 22pt win over Connacht. The match ended 8 – 30 to the reds and was good practice for Scarlets for when they play in Ireland for the play – offs and, if they get through the semis, the final in Dublin. Either way it will be a great grudge match as both teams want the confidence going into those all important play – offs. Who knows? They could meet again in the final…
Zebre V Treviso.
Though you can’t get relegated from the Pro12, the wooden spoon is not something you want on your record and Zebre would like to avoid it this year. Both teams have impressive victories under their belts and both have been in better form this year. It’ll be tough to call. A home advantage may not apply since both teams are Italian based. The slight edge goes to Zebre in my opinion as they put 24pts past the Blues in Wales, the result was 30 – 24. Treviso lost 14 – 34 to Munster at home but are inconsistent in, meaning that they either have a brilliant, upset victory or a terrible loss being thrashed. Who will end up last this weekend? The final fight for pride will soon begin…