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The Rugby English Premiership Finally Returns After Taking a Break

Rugby Editorial 20th Jan, 2023   0

On the December 4, the English Premiership went on a break.

As a result, fans have been looking for other ways to spend their time.

Some have looked toward casino games and other sports.

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Not to worry, the wait was over, as the Premiership resumed on December 24 with incredible games that kept us at the edge of our seats. From the resumption date, the league consistently gave us memorable moments with multiple talking points. So, you don’t want to miss out on these games.

We’ve highlighted a few of these games for the 13th round of the 2022-23 Rugby English Premiership. To get into the groove before the games resume, let’s check out the games that would kickstart the tournament’s return.


Newcastle Falcons vs. Sale Sharks

If you’re following the English Premiership, you can tell that Sale Sharks is one of the best teams in the league. Before the break, they were one point behind league leaders Saracens. As a result, we expect the team to come with gun-blazing abilities as they face Newcastle Falcons, a struggling team in the league.

Aside from being the better team this season, the Sharks are on a four-game winning streak against Newcastle Falcons. Therefore, they would be the better team on the night. However, we can’t write the Falcons off because they have a style of play that can see them defeat a top team even though they are currently struggling for form.

 

London Irish vs. Saracens

Before the break, Saracens led the table with nine wins in nine games. They are the best team in the league. They have a goal difference of +98 and 43 points from nine matches. When the league returns, they will play London Irish, a team that sits second to the last on the table.

We expect a dominating match from Saracens because they have better players and stats. However, London Irish has won the last two meetings between these teams, making it a somewhat challenging game to predict. As a result, it is a match-up that you should add to your list when the league resumes.

Leicester Tigers vs. Gloucester Rugby

This tie is close because both teams are not far apart on the log. Their season hasn’t been too different. Gloucester Rugby leads with a lone point, while Leicester can take the lead with a win in this game. Therefore, we are in for an incredible tie when these teams face off in the 13th round of the season.

One thing separates the teams. Leicester Tigers have won their last four games against Gloucester Rugby. A win for Leicester Tigers will make it more than two since Gloucester Rugby got a win against the Tigers. Therefore, we expect the team to bring their A-game to an end to the Tigers’ domination.

Exeter Chiefs vs. Bath Rugby 

Another game we are looking forward to will happen at Sandy Park in Exeter, with the Chiefs taking on Bath Rugby. This game will be another close one with both teams close to each other on the table. The Chiefs have a slight edge as they’ve won more games than Bath Rugby since the start of the season.

Exeter Chiefs has won the last eight matches against Bath Rugby. The last time Bath Rugby got a win was in 2019 when they played at the Recreation Ground. Since then, it has been a show for the Chiefs, and we look forward to what this year holds.

Harlequin FC vs. Bristol Bears

Finally, Harlequin FC and Bristol Bears will close out the games for this round when they meet in London. Both teams are looking for a win to add to their current tally. Harlequin FC is the better side as they sit third on the log with 30 points. Meanwhile, Bristol Bears sit last on the log, sharing points with London Irish.

Unsurprisingly, Harlequin FC is the team with the better stats in the head-to-head. They’ve won the last three meetings, making them formidable against Bristol Bears. However, we can’t write off the Bears because they will not want to continue on their terrible run of form, given that the season is entering its hot period.

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