Six Teams For Four Places
12th April 2011 By Munster Rugby
Even though there are just three games remaining, four for Cardiff Blues, such is the competitive nature of this Magners League that this weekend’s fixtures are unlikely to leave us with the make-up of the semi-finals.
The picture may not even be any clearer, given that leaders Munster travel play a Scarlets side who still harbour ambitions of a knock-out spot, second placed Ulster are in Dublin to play fourth placed Leinster while Ospreys, lying in third a point ahead of Leinster, must go to Rodney Parade where the Men of Gwent, still mathematically in with a chance of the semis, will be looking to do the 'double' having already won this season at the Liberty.
Then there is Cardiff Blues. They lie in fifth just four points adrift of Leinster but with a game in hand although a trip to the Sportsground on Friday night could soften their cough as Eric Elwood's side chase their best Magners finish to date.
Dealing with the more than likely however, Ulster supporters looking for some sort of recompense at the RDS for the disappointment of Heineken exit won't find it in D4. Expect Leinster to rest a few stars, though not many and register their 20th win of the League.
And with just Aironi (away) and Warriors at the RDS to follow, Leinster look set for a home semi final.