Ulster 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
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
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
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
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
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
The FRU Predicts. More in hope than expectation we are going for a five pointer for Ulster.
Final Score: Ulster 32 Zebre 0