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02nd October 2009 15:34

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Sailosi Tagicakibau London irish v Wasps

Man on form: Sailosi Tagicakibau

Another absorbing round of fixtures awaits rugby followers from Friday and our Tipster is even hungrier this week to make sure he is on the money.

Why is that? Well, the motive for this is that things couldn't have been closer for our resident statto five days ago, with his 'Hail Mary' effort pulling up painfully close to the gates of fantasy-land.

Out of Newcastle, Northampton, Worcester, Leicester, Wasps, Saracens, Ulster, Western Province, Blue Bulls, Lions, Brive, Perpignan and Racing-Métro, just Tigers and Falcons drawing against Bath and Quins let the side down.

But now is the time to brush that disappointment to one side as another chunk of action acts as the perfect appetiser before the commencement of Heineken Cup hostilities.

Step forward a huge game in Dublin between Leinster and Munster, which will overlap two teams looking to rebuild at the Twickenham Stoop.

Let us not forget events in New Zealand and also South Africa where the play-off finish line continues to edge ever closer for those six still in the hunt.

So without further ado, let's take a look at what our anonymous man has for us then as Planet Rugby once again teams up with Sky Bet to pick out the best betting options on offer.

Banker of the week

Glasgow boss Sean Lineen was forced to delay naming his matchday squad for their Magners League clash with Cardiff Blues after more than 20 players were struck by flu.

Finally, the team selection announced on Friday was perhaps not as bare boned as first feared with only flanker Kelly Brown the notable absentee.

But if one takes into account how much oomph can be sapped after showing flu-like symptoms, surely the resurgent Welsh can follow up their derby victory over the Scarlets?

Get on Cardiff Blues to comfortably beat Glasgow!

Worth a punt

Time for a first try-scorer attempt this time around and the fixture I've gone for takes place on Friday at the home of Sale Sharks.

Recent weeks have seen London Irish put their slow start at Twickenham firmly behind them in reaffirming themselves as Guinness Premiership contenders.

The possess a powerful and dynamic forward pack that is backed up by searing pace and size much wider out - none more so than one Samoan and Englishman...

So have a punt on either Sailosi Tagicakibau or Adam Thompstone to cross first!

Hail Mary

A plethora of games to choose from so let's go for a lucky thirteen in the hope of a big return.

London Irish, Ulster, Stade Français, Toulon, Montpellier, Clermont, Leicester, Harlequins, Wasps, Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Sharks, Tasman

Stake - £5.00 = £BIG Return!

Anything take your fancy?

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