The Hard Yards Rugby Podcast
In the first of a new series of Heineken Cup rugby podcasts, Jerry Flannery bows to God of rugby knowledge Malcolm O’Kelly and both lads give their predictions for this weekend’s games.
The fortunes of the Irish teams is very much on the agenda this week, with the lads seeking to explain Munster’s loss and Leinster’s below-par performance, while also paying tribute to a rampant Ulster side and a Connacht team that secured their first ever victory away from home in the Heineken Cup.
Elsewhere, Alan Metcalfe and Conor Heneghan join in the chat as Jerry bows to the God of rugby knowledge Malcolm O’Kelly and is enraged by the presence of greenfly on his well-worn but much loved cardigan and Mal marvels at Mike Ross after his latest cameo as a sleight-of-foot, sidestepping ball carrier against Exeter at the weekend.
As they will be doing before every Heineken Cup weekend, both Mal and Jerry give their predictions for the games this weekend, with both trying to recover from some quite shocking forecasts last weekend.
You too can get in on the act and give yourself the chance to win tickets to the 2013 Heineken Cup Final and loads of other great prizes by entering your predictions on the Heineken Star Predictor over on the Heineken website.
If you really wanted to, you could use the lads’ so-called expert tips as a guide, but we wouldn’t advise it.
Round 2 Fla and Mal’s Star Predictor picks:
Saracens v Racing Metro - Fla: Saracens, Mal: Saracens
Munster v Edinburgh - Fla: Munster, Mal: Munster
Benetton Treviso v Toulouse - Fla: Toulouse, Mal: Toulouse
Leicester v Ospreys - Fla: Leicester, Mal: Ospreys
Connacht v Harlequins - Fla: Harlequins, Mal: Connacht
Biarritz v Zebre - Fla: Biarritz, Mal: Biarritz
Glasgow v Ulster - Fla: Ulster, Mal: Ulster
Castres v Northampton - Fla: Northampton, Mal: Northampton
Scarlets v Leinster - Fla: Scarlets, Mal: Leinster
Exeter v Clermont - Fla: Clermont, Mal: Clermont
Cardiff v Toulon - Fla: Toulon, Mal: Toulon
Montpellier v Sale - Fla: Montpellier, Mal: Montpellier