Rugby 5 Preview Weekend Fixtures 15-16-17 NOVEMBER 2019

2019-11-11 by Phantom


Rugby 5 15 November Pool 1

M1. Beziers v Angouleme

Angouleme are having a decent season and picked off another win last weekend. They should have the measure of Beziers who are underperforming and lost again a week back.

M2. Aurillac v Mont-De-Marsan

Neither side has been particularly successful this season so there isnt much form to work with. Expect a tight match between two teams short on confidence.

M3. Agen v Edinburgh

Agen played so well last season to get to this competition but they've wavered a lot so far this campaign. Edinburgh have been solid so far and despite travelling to France, Edinburgh should take the win.

M4. Nevers v Valence

Nevers are having a decent time while Valence are having a shocker. Form should be reliable here and the home win is expected.

M5. Vannes v Colomiers

Vannes have also been off the pace so far and they will need to improve a lot to beat an in form Colomiers side.


Rugby 5 15 November Pool 2

M1. Gloucester v Toulouse 

Gloucester might come away as the winners in what is expected to be a colossal match. Toulouse haven't been at their best so far but with big players back, they could trouble a side that is firing.

M2. London Scottish v Cornish Pirates

London Scottish weren't disgraced in their last match against a strong Newcastle side. They should bounce back against the Pirates.

M3. Bayonne v Toulon

Nothing separates these teams on the log so another tight match is expected. Toulon have a better side so it could take time for them to get into the swing of things after the World Cup.

M4. Stade Francais v Brive

Both sides are having a bad time of things so to predict a winner isnt easy. Brive are a place ahead of Stade but that doesn't necessarily mean form will stand up.

M5. Carcassonne v Provence

This match could go either way without much between them in the D2. Carcassonne should be favoured on the balance of their strong side and home ground advantage.

Rugby 5  16 November Pool 1

M1. Bath v Ulster

Both teams are pretty hard to beat at the best of times so expect a good battle. Bath might hold the slight edge being at home though.

M2. Glasgow v Sale

Sale have been refreshing this campaign but they head back to Europe and will be tested against a good side in Glasgow. Glasgow are battle hardened and they could be the team to beat.

M3. La Rochelle v Exeter

Two teams who were revelations last season but haven't been at the same heights so far this time. La Rochelle are hard to beat at home despite their wobbly form so they could pay to follow.

M4. Clermont v Harlequins

Clermont are the team to beat again. Their home form is great and Quins could be no match in France.

M5. Ospreys v Munster

Munster will be hot favourites here and they should head to Wales expecting full points to a side that slipped up against the Kings last weekend.

Rugby 5  16 November Pool 2

M1. Bristol v Zebre

Bristol have been good to follow so far this season so expect them to take the win against Zebre. The Italians are far better at home.

M2. Dragons v Castres

This isnt easy to call because both teams have been off colour so far. Castres are a better side but they must find some improvement. Maybe this is the week they do.

M3. Leicester v Pau

Leicester have been slow starters this season but they will turn it around eventually. Pau have started their season in fine form. If recent matches are to be taken at face value, Pau are the team to beat.

M4. Scarlets v London Irish

Scarlets are a better side than results show and they should be too good at home against a plucky Irish side. 

M5. Bordeaux v Wasps

Bordeaux are flying. They aren't flashy but they pick up results. Wasps have it in them to go deep in the Champions Cup but if current form is to be followed, the home win is expected.

Rugby 5  17 November

M1. Connacht v Montpellier

Montpellier are getting into form now after a stuttering start. Connacht are decent especially at home. Montpellier will expect a win here and they could take it.

M2. Northampton v Lyon

Lyon are absolutely flying. This is a different kettle of fish though as they enter European competition for the first time this season. Northampton have been flat so far. Expect Lyon to continue.

M3. Nottingham v Bedford Blues

Nottingham are strongly fancied to take the win against Bedford who aren't having a wonderful time.

M4. Newcastle v Coventry

This should be one-way traffic for Newcastle. Expect a big win for a team who should still be in the Gallagher Premiership.

M5. Racing 92 v Saracens

It's all happening at Saracens. They took a huge points deduction. Racing have a top notch side but aren't performing at present. Saracens need to go deep in this tournament otherwise it will be a long few years ahead.