Players To Watch In The Premiership

Written 14th October 2019

Players To Watch In The Gallagher Premiership

The return of the Gallagher Premiership is right around the corner, and with the Rugby World Cup still underway, there is plenty to keep rugby fans busy. While everyone will be keeping an eye on their favourite teams throughout the season, Bet UK have taken a look at some of the star players in the Premiership. Some of the best players are still away in Japan, but there is plenty of talent still expected to line up in the opening round of games.

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Alex Goode

Position - Full Back
Team - Saracens
Nationality - English
Age - 31

The current European Player of the Year Alex Goode will be a name familiar to Rugby fans around the world. Goode has repeatedly been recognised as one of the top players, both in his position, and in the game in general. In fact, many were left wondering what more Goode can do to get in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup, after being left out again this summer. Some have pointed to his lack of natural pace, but Goode’s strength and footwork more than makes up for it. Goode is impressive across the board, rather than exceptional at one particular trait, which is the only explanation for his exclusion. One advantage however, is that with a summer off to train and improve his game, Goode could be even better for the 19/20 season. Alex Goode will surely be looking to build on his achievements this year and will be a joy to watch.

Danny Cipriani

Position - Fly Half
Team - Gloucester Rugby
Nationality - English
Age - 31

A few years ago, it was rare that Danny Cipriani was out of the news for one reason or another. These days, Cipriani has calmed down somewhat and is fully focused on his rugby. Last season’s performances proved just how good a player Cipriani is, with his fellow players nominating him as Player Of The Year. His England days are still behind him, after being dropped from the pre tournament training squad. But just like Alex Goode, that has given Cipriani time this summer to prepare for the new season and come back fresh. Gloucester look like the team most likely to break into the top 2 this season, and if they are to do that, Cirpriani will be a key player.

George Ford

Position - Fly Half
Team - Leicester Tigers
Nationality - English
Age - 26

One of the men who was picked ahead of Danny Cipriani for the 2019 World Cup was Leicester’s George Ford. Ford is the first player we’ve looked at that is away at the World Cup, but if he can bring his England form into the Premiership then Leicester could have a standout year. Ford has racked up 2 tries from his 3 games so far in Japan and has been one of England’s best players as they romp through Pool C. Last year, Ford was the Premiership’s top points scorer and probably the reason that Leicester avoided relegation. After a major overhaul in the summer, Leicester should be able to look forward to a completely different season. By the time Ford returns to the set up, there should be no threat of relegation for the Tigers and we could see one of England’s top talents push for the playoffs.

Cobus Reinach

Position - Scrum Half
Team - Northampton Saints
Nationality - South African
Age - 29

From the top points scorer to the top try scorer, Northampton Saints will be hoping Cobus Reinach can repeat his performances of last year. Reinach is away at the World Cup with the Springboks at the moment and if his form in Japan is anything to go by, then Saints can expect another strong season. After a slow start to the Rugby World Cup, Reinach racked up a hattrick in a 66-7 demolition of Canada. That puts him joint second in tries scored at the World Cup so far. Northampton should reach the play offs and with Reinach at scrum half, there will be plenty of tries scored.

Mako Vunipola

Position - Loosehead Prop
Team - Saracens
Nationality - New Zealander
Age - 28

Considered by many to be one of the best forward line players in the world, Mako Vunipola will line up for Saracens this year hoping to lead them to another title. Vunipola is in Japan with the England squad, but is currently injured. He hasn’t played since Saracens’ Champions Cup win back in May and at this point, it looks unlikely that he will take any part in the World Cup. England’s loss could be Saracens’ gain however, as Vunipola aims to come back to domestic rugby fully fit. Vunipola is one of those players who always performs on the highest stage, and alongside Alex Goode and Vunipola’s two siblings, he will be aiming for another Premiership win for Saracens.

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