Gallagher Premiership Rugby Week 20 First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips

Dave Kuzio:
Gallagher Premeirship Rugby Union

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: Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons (Sunday, 13:30 BST)

Defending Gallagher Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs will be looking to move a step close to securing a home play-off when they take on Newcastle Falcons at Sandy Park on Sunday. The Chiefs are currently in second place with 68 points, and they know if they can match or better Sale’s results in the remaining three games then they will be on home soil for their semi-final. Exeter have lost just once to the Falcons since 2014, while Newcastle have lost every one of their 12 visits to Sandy Park in all competitions. It is safe to say that Sam Simmonds is one of the best forwards in the game this season. The 26-year-old has crossed for 19 tries this season – 10 more than the nearest player on the try-scoring list – and he has been rewarded with a place in the British & Irish Lions squad. I am backing him to cross over for the opening try of this game and move closer to securing the number 8 jersey on the Lions tour.