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Manu Tuilagi Makes His Return To The Aviva Premiership This Weekend

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It’s hard to believe it has been a month since the last round of the Aviva Premiership but England’s top-level club rugby competition returns this weekend. 

Many teams will have players away on international duty, with some teams worse off than others, which adds an extra level of intrigue and uncertainty with regards to how the results will pan out over the coming weekend.

We will take a look at some of the fixtures, in our eyes, which we think are relatively safe to predict an outcome, with

Harlequins v Wasps 

A quick look through Wasps team and you realise that it’s still stacked full of excellent talent. Christian Wade, Dan Robson, Danny Cipriani and Willie Le Roux are all named in a star-studded backline and we think they will have enough in their locker to get one over on Harlequins at the Stoop.

Exeter Chiefs v Worcester Warriors

Worcester have put some distance between themselves and London Irish at the bottom of the table but we don’t think they will increase that lead this weekend when they to travel to Sandy Park to take on the Premiership Champions. The Chiefs are a formidable outfit at home and we expect Don Armand to have an incredible game to prove a point to Eddie Jones after his latest England exclusion.

If you back both Wasps and the Chiefs to win, then you can earn £17.22 from a £10 bet.

Saracens v Newcastle Falcons

Before the Falcons’ loss to Bath in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, Dean Richards’ side enjoyed an 8-game winning streak in all competitions. Saracens’ squad is decimated due to the Six Nations and the Falcons will be used to playing on a 4G pitch. If you fancy putting money on an upset this weekend, then this is the fixture. A £10 bet with Leovegas will earn you a return of £67.50 – not a bad punt if you ask us.

Gloucester v Leicester Tigers

Other eye-catching fixtures include Leicester Tigers’ away trip to Gloucester where Manu Tuilagi will make his comeback from his most recent injury setback. Telusa Veainu also returns after breaking his jaw against Munster in the Champions Cup back in December and they form a dangerous looking Tigers backline who will be hoping to secure a vital win for Matt O’Connor’s side.

Remaining Fixtures: 

Bath v Northampton Saints 

London Irish v Sale Sharks 

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email [email protected] or on Twitter