The Falcons welcome Bourgoin to Kingston Park, whom Stan James rate as a 5/1 chance, with a less than encouraging start to the Premiership season to aid them. The Falcons have lost 4 of their 5 opening games but Bourgoing have an equally miserable record in the French Top 14, winning just 2 of 9 outings.
Stade Francais are the overwhelming favs for the Challenge Cup, rugby union’s 2nd tier cup competition, as Betfred’s 7/2 shot. Gloucester are next, 9/1 at bodog, while Harlequins are 16/1 at Sportingbet. Newcastle Falcons are available at 33/1 with Ladbrokes.