Gallagher Premiership Rugby Week 3 First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips

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Rugby union gets criticised for not scoring enough tries, but the first try scorer market is quite popular because even the most prolific of try scorers can attract decent odds. This market is available for all matches in the 2020-21 Gallagher Premiership season and has been picking out our favourite try scorer selections for a number of games.

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First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Bristol Bears v Northampton Saints (Friday 19:45 BST)

Bristol Bears will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Gallagher Premiership when they entertain winless Northampton Saints at Ashton Gate on Friday evening. The Bears ran in three tries courtesy of Piers O’Conor, Bryan Byrne and Siale Piutau along with a penalty try as they won 30-13 against Worcester Warriors. Siale Piutau is Bristol’s leading try scorer with two tries, and I am backing him to score in three consecutive games with the opening try.

First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Wasps v Newcastle Falcons (Saturday 15:00 BST)

For the opening two weeks I backed the newly promoted Newcastle Falcons to claim wins, but unfortunately for them I can see their winning run ending at Wasps on Saturday. Wasps will be without England trio Jack Willis, Dan Robson and John Launchbury as well as Wales lock Will Rowlands, but I still think they will be too strong for the Falcons. Paolo Odogwu impressed for Wasps with two late tries off the bench, and he has been rewarded with a starting place this weekend. I am backing him to take this opportunity and grab the opening try against Newcastle.

First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Gloucester v Harlequins (Sunday 16:15 BST)

Gloucester will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Gallagher Premiership following their 40-24 demolition of Wasps at Kingsholm last weekend. The Cherry and Whites crossed five tries with Billy Twelvetrees, Jack Singleton, Matt Garvey, Joe Simpson and Jason Woodward all crossing the whitewash. Twelvetrees is finding himself used as a centre more and more, and he will be looking to cross over again and boost his chances of going on the British & Irish Lions tour next year. I am backing the 32-year-old to score the opening try.