2017-09-19 by Phantom
M1. Sharks v Bulls
The Sharks have still not lost since week 1 of the Currie Cup while the Bulls keep taking one step forward and one step back under John Mitchell. They narrowly lost to the Lions last week. Expect this to be tight as well but the Sharks have found ways to win under pressure and should do so again.
M2. Bath v Newcastle
Newcastle started their season surprisingly well but suffered a rather heavy defeat to Saracens last week, which is hardly a disgrace. Bath, exactly like Newcastle have played three matches for two wins and a loss. There should not be much between them but Bath are given the vote.
M3. Western Province v Griquas
Griquas have typically punched above their weight in 2017 but they will battle here. Away from home, the men from Kimberley do not have the drive to take them across the line as often. Western Province should win this well.
M4. Bordeaux v Montpellier
Montpellier are on fire with three wins in as many matches in the Top 14. Bordeaux do not look like the team to stop them although they may pose a few questions initially.
M5. Exeter v Wasps
Take your pick. This should be a thriller. Both teams have identical records of played three and won two. Both teams have been impressive especially Exeter who lead the log on points difference. Exeter have a wonderful forward pack against Wasps' propensity to let their backs display amazing skill. Sit back and enjoy this. Exeter are narrowly picked but play very wide.