An exciting Aviva Premiership weekend

With Bath beating Gloucester and Worcester beating London Wasps the Aviva Premiership has started March with some perhaps unexpected but certainly exciting results.

You have to wonder now whether we are in for a month of March madness and whether the month will continue in the same same vein.

Certainly with two more rounds of RBS Six Nations to go some teams will be without a lot of their star players giving opportunities for teams less affected, or able to cope with the changes, to post some interesting results.

So what does the rest of this weekend have in store for us?

Even with the losses to internationals you have to back favourites Leicester Tigers today (15:00) against bottom of the table Sale Sharks. With the return of Tom Waldrom bolstering a powerful pack you have to expect to much for Sharks to handle.

Northampton Saints are at home (15:00) but their results have not been consistent this season. They need points to get back into the top four but play London Irish who are keen to free themselves of the two clubs below them at the bottom of the league. It will be a tough ask for Irish but our voltage ranking puts them closer to Saints than their league showing and a win is not out of the question.

The last game for Saturday is Harlequins at home to Exeter Chiefs (15:15 Sky Sports). You have to back the home side even without many of their international contingent. They will want to maintain their top dog status. Can the South West club make the statement of intent that we said they needed to in the voltage ranking?

Final game of the round is on Sunday between Saracens and London Welsh (03/03/13 14:14 ESPN). Everyone will expect this to cap a torrid week for the Welsh. Facing a points deduction for fielding an ineligible player they go to the new all weather Allianz stadium. Saracens were too strong for Leicester at Welford Road last week so it would be a brave punter who backed Welsh against Sarries at home.

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