2013/14 RaboPro12 Predictions in 12 sentences

12962_54_news_hub_11304_328x250My brief take on this years RaboPro12 in 12 sentences along with predicted final positions.

Benetton Rugby: 2012/13 marked a high point but realistically they are going to be at the wrong end of the table, as usual.

  • Prediction: 11th
I do not know who this lady is but she may have a big impact this season

Cardiff Blues: Generally disappointing but established and emerging talents such as Rees, Jenkins, Warburton, Halfpenny, Pretorious, Cuthbert and young Rhys Patchell could make them a genuine force.

  • Prediction: 03rd

Connacht Rugby: After the steady hand of Eric, 2013/14 marks a new era for the men from the Wesht, realistically it will be the same as usual as they can’t do much worse.

  • Prediction: 08th

Edinburgh: A new coach and a raft of new players but the same inconsistency will see little progress.

  • Prediction: 09th   

Glasgow Warriors: Have retained the talent that brought success last year and have an opportunity to capitalise on Irish uncertainty to be in the final shake up this season.

  • Prediction: 05th
Zebre front row pack down
The Zebre front row prepare to engage the opposition

Leinster Rugby: Regardless of the new manager and player merry-go-round they will still be one of the top teams but it’s impossible to tell if they will have the consistency to retain the title.

  • Prediction: 02nd

Munster Rugby: Like Leinster there is uncertainty and it is questionable as to whether they have replaced the talent lost, will struggle to meet usual high standards.

  • Prediction: 04th

Newport Gwent Dragons: The runt of the Welsh litter will cause one or two scares but ultimately battle to prop the table with the Italian teams.

  • Prediction: 10th

Ospreys: Not used to sharing the Welsh spotlight, they were overshadowed last season and despite the fact they will probably beat a few Irish teams this year, will be mid table.

  • Prediction: 06th

Scarlets: The loss of Williams, North and Rees will be keenly felt and probably undo a lot of the good work done last season.

  • Prediction: 07th
Tommy Bowe will be hoping he has the chance to right the wrongs of this photo

Ulster Rugby: With 10,000 extra Ulster men and women in Ravenhill standing up for a talented and settled team this is their season, as long as they don’t bottle.

  • Prediction: 01st (Champions)

Zebre: Will run on to the pitch, play until they run out of steam and then go home.

  • Prediction: 12th

2 thoughts on “2013/14 RaboPro12 Predictions in 12 sentences

  1. Nice work, DBK. I reckon Glasgow will make the playoffs though. Sadly, I think you are right re: Ulster.


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