Luther Burrell’s Premiership Predictions: Battle of the 10s Set to Determine Semi-Finals

As the Premiership semi-finals approach, former Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell offers his insights on the upcoming matches. Partnering with eToro, the official investing and trading partner of Premiership Rugby, Burrell shares his predictions for the games.

According to Burrell, the key focus of the semi-finals will be the battle between the fly-halves of each team – Fin Smith, Owen Farrell, Finn Russell, and George Ford. With each player bringing their unique skill sets and playing styles, the matchups promise to be a treat for fans of back play.

In the Northampton Saints v Saracens clash, Burrell highlights the influence of the home crowd on the Saints’ performance. He anticipates a tactical game, with Saracens looking to control the match through their defensive prowess. The match also features intriguing subplots, including the farewell performances of iconic players.

For the Bath v Sale Sharks encounter, Burrell praises Bath coach Johann van Graan’s management style and the team’s balance. The match is expected to be a test of Bath’s ability to counter Sale’s physicality and George Ford’s kicking game. Key matchups to watch include Manu Tuilagi v Ollie Lawerence and Alfie Barbeary v Jean Luc du Preez.

Burrell’s predictions favor a tight home win for Northampton Saints and a thrilling victory for Bath in the semi-finals. With the exciting matchups and player rivalries on display, the semi-finals promise to deliver an action-packed weekend of Premiership Rugby.