With Leinster through, 14 sides remain in contention for seven quarter-final places. It also promises to be a depressing one for the Premiership. A scenario exists whereby no English sides make the last eight. The swirling mathematics of the most complicated weekend on the rugby union calendar make it hard to predict with any certainty – but a total Anglo wipeout is by no means far-fetched.
There is nothing definitive to say this will be the season one of the regions emulates Cardiff Blues in reaching group-stage escape velocity, but with two games remaining both of Wales’s Champions Cup representatives are still airborne. While the Ospreys have their work cut out with both last season’s finalists to play in a torrid run-in, the Scarlets harbour more realistic aspirations of breaking out. The Pro14 champions lie third in congested Pool 5, a point behind Bath and Toulon.
It is part of the ritual for the Exeter centre who refused to allow diabetes to stand in the way of his dream of becoming an international sportsman. The sweets are his saccharine safety net if his blood sugars are low before kick-off. Maintaining them at the correct level is essential not just to his performance but his well-being. Get it right and all is well; get it wrong and the consequences could be severe. For a player who makes rugby union looks so instinctive; Slade has a lot on his mind.
Not sure there are too many finer people in rugby than @DoddieWeir5 . Inspiring appearance at Rugby Writers' awards dinner. If you can, please assist with his fund-raising for motor neurone disease research @DW5Trust
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