John_s_version_1Ulster may well be on a four game winning run but over here at the FRU we are on a six game streak with our match predictions, a feat unsurpassed since Ulster went on an eight game winning run in 2005 – 2006 on their way to  the League title. 

They say self praise is no praise but I must admit I’ve been, rather smugly, enjoying the accuracy of the predictions 😎 as it means that Les Kiss and myself must finally be on the same wavelength with regard to player performance!  😆

There have been a few performances I’ve been disappointed in, both Saracens games, Oyonnax away, Munster at home and Cardiff away, but on the whole I think Kiss has used the squad cleverly and while the absence of Big Nick will deny a true fairytale finish the unexpected performances from Sean Reidy and Pete Browne means we are going into the knock out games in good shape and full of confidence. 

I look forward to making my next prediction in 10 days time. I’m sure Kiss does too! 🙂

Those predictions in full

Ospreys (Away)

The FRU Predicts: Either team could be leading at the break but I expect Ulster to dominate the second half in a high scoring win.

Final Score: Ospreys 26 Ulster 46

Leinster (Home)

The FRU Predicts. I’m expecting Ulster to pull this out of the bag with something to spare, our underrated front five making the difference in a surprisingly comfortable win.

Final Score: Ulster 30 Leinster 6

Zebre (Away)

The FRU Predicts. I suspect Ulster to start strongly and have the win bonus wrapped up by half time.

Final Score: Zebre 17 Ulster 47

Connacht (Home)

The FRU Predicts: Of course Ulster are more than capable of beating themselves but it’s a must win game for our boys and they should have enough talent to pull it off with something to spare.

Final Score: Ulster 18 Connacht 10

Glasgow (Away)

The FRU Predicts: It genuinely is one of those games that will go the way of the team that want it most. In the case of these teams I hope they both want it equally and if that is the case then I suspect it will be a hard fought home win. A point for Ulster should be enough in the long run.

Final Score: Glasgow 27 Ulster 17

Zebre (Home)

The FRU Predicts. More in hope than expectation we are going for a five pointer for Ulster.

Final Score: Ulster 32 Zebre 0

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