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La Rochelle vs Leinster prediction, odds & betting tips

La Rochelle vs Leinster prediction, odds & betting tips

Leinster have looked in formidable form during the European Rugby Champions Cup knockout rounds and are fancied to see off La Rochelle in the final. The French outfit will be buoyed by playing at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille but that should only help to reduce the winning margin.

Stormers vs Lions: Last chance for tourists to impress

Stormers vs Lions: Last chance for tourists to impress

The British and Irish Lions are expected to get back to winning ways in their final warm-up game before their Test series with South Africa begins next weekend. Warren Gatland’s men fell to the first defeat of their tour on Wednesday as South Africa ‘A’ landed a psychological blow by registering a 17-13 victory at Cape Town Stadium.

France vs Scotland: Les Bleus have too much to do

France vs Scotland: Les Bleus have too much to do

The Six Nations title is on the line when France host Scotland in the delayed final match of the 2021 tournament. The match should have been played in February but was delayed because of a Covid-19 outbreak in the France squad, meaning Les Bleus know they need a bonus-point win and a winning margin of at least 21 points to deny Wales the title.

Wales vs England: Hosts backed to make bright start

Wales vs England: Hosts backed to make bright start

Wales have had a helping hand from the match officials in winning their first two Six Nations games but are still fancied to give England a tough test in Cardiff. The hosts go into this contest with a much-improved injury situation and can always be relied upon to be fired up for this fixture.

Italy vs Ireland: Azzurri appeal in handicap markets

Italy vs Ireland: Azzurri appeal in handicap markets

Ireland have shown plenty of courage in Six Nations losses to Wales and France and should now get off the mark when visiting Italy. However, this does not look a vintage Irish team by any means and we don’t think they are capable of running riot at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

Ireland vs France: Les Bleus still have plenty to prove

Ireland vs France: Les Bleus still have plenty to prove

Ireland showed plenty of spirit in defeat against Wales after going down to 14 men early on and deserve another chance when entertaining France. Les Bleus are now favourites to claim a first Six Nations title since 2010 after thrashing Italy in Rome but this will be a totally different test.

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