Although the November Test Series is now done and dusted, there is tons of rugby on our screens. Here are five things you will not want to miss this weekend!
1. The 2019 Sevens Season Starts In Dubai
Sevens rugby returns to our screens this weekend, as the 2018/19 World Seven Series series starts in Dubai. The 2018 series champions, Blitzboks, will be gunning for their third successive tournament crown and their seventh in total.
Fiji, New Zealand and England will be amongst the favourites yet again this year and it will be interesting to see how the Australian's fair after a good showing last season. Follow all the action LIVE
2. Will Rassie’s Baa-Baas Light Up Twickenham?
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus will take charge of his very first Barbarians game this weekend and he has promised that he will prioritise entertaining rugby, although he has picked 13 South Africans in the squad of 23 for the Killik Cup clash against Argentina on Saturday at Twickenham.
The Baa-Baas have played Argentina twice in their history and currently have a 50% win percentage against the Southern Hemisphere nation.
Also, the Barbarians twitter account will be extremely entertaining as per usual:
We're honoured to have two legends of the game bowing out with us in the #KillikCup 🏆— Barbarian FC (@Barbarian_FC) November 28, 2018
Well, one is definitely going & the other is @SchalkBrits so who knows if he's done... 😉😂#rugby #rugbyunited 🏉 pic.twitter.com/8XYruvMETu
3. Internationals Return To Pro14 Action.
There are many Pro 14 sides that will welcome back a number of internationals that took part in the November Test series. Many of teams will most probably want to use this weekend’s fixtures as warm ups for their Champions Cup fixtures next week and we expecting the standard of rugby to be at it’s highest.
The likes of Leinster had 18 players in the Irish squad, while Munster had 10 and Ulster had eight. Scottish sides Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh were missing 16 and 15 players each for the most of October and November.
4. Massive Clash In the Top 14 - Toulouse vs Stade Francais
It is a top half of the table clash and a game which Stade Francais will be desperate to win. Although they will be away from home, Heyneke Meyer’s side will be desperate not to make it three Top 14 losses in a row.
Toulouse is currently second on the log and is on a six-game winning streak across all competitions. This game will no doubt be a cracking encounter!
5. Can Saracens and Exeter Remain Unbeaten In The Premiership?
Saracens and the Exeter Chiefs are currently a cut above the rest in the Premiership as both sides find themselves unbeaten after eight games. On Friday night, Exeter travels to the Stoop to face Harlequins and on Saturday Saracens welcome an inconsistent Wasps side.