Gallagher Premiership Rugby Week 6 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: Harlequins v Bath (Saturday, 15:00 BST)

Defending champions Harlequins will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season when they entertain Bath at the Twickenham Stoop. Harlequins six-match winning run ended with their 22-28 reversal at Sale last Friday. Harlequins have won their last 10 Premiership home games since drawing 27-all at the Stoop with London Irish on 10 January. Bath conceded 10 tries last weekend as they were hammered 71-17 by Saracens. I cannot see them conceding that many tries or points on Saturday, but I do see them getting beaten convincingly. The Quins have strengthened their team this weekend with Will Collier, Tom Lawday and Louis Lynagh all coming into the starting line-up. Skipper Alex Dombrandt is the glue that keeps the harlequins together. I like his aggressive running and alertness around the rucks. I am backing the number 8 to pick up a loose ball and barge his way over from close range for the opening try of the game and third of the season.

First Try Scorer Predictions & Tips: Saracens v Wasps (Sunday, 15:00 BST)

Saracens only defeat in their last 14 matches in all tournaments was by a single point at Leicester in Round 3 of Gallagher Premiership Rugby. Saracens have not been defeated at StoneX Stadium since going down against Wasps in September 2020. Wasps last 10 league fixtures have been evenly split with five wins and five defeats. Wasps only victory on the road in their last five trips was 39-36 at London Irish on 5 June. Sarries scored 10 tries in a 71-17 success over Bath last time out, and although I can see them winning this one comfortably, I don’t think they will score that many. I normally plump for a forward scoring the opening try, but I will go for a winger this week. Max Malins was the star against Bath with a hat-trick of tries, so I am backing him to carry on his try-scoring form with the first try.

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