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The top 4 run-inAssuming that Exeter, Saracens and Wasps will make up the top three come May, I’ve predicted how I think the next four teams will perform in the run-in, and so who will grab the last playoff place:

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**Newcastle**

Gloucester (A) – 1 point

Northampton (H) – 5 points

Worcester (A) – 4 points

Sale (H) – 5 points

Leicester (A) – 1 point

Wasps (H) – 0 points

*After 16 games: 46 points*

*Final total: 62 points*

**Bath**

Harlequins (A) – 4 points

Exeter (H) – 1 point

Leicester (H, Twickenham) – 4 points

Saracens (A) – 0 points

Gloucester (A) – 4 points

London Irish (H) – 5 points

*After 16 games: 45 points*

*Final total: 63 points*

**Gloucester**

Newcastle (H) – 4 points

London Irish (A) – 4 points

Exeter (A) – 0 points

Harlequins (H) – 4 points

Bath (H) – 1 point

Saracens (A) – 1 point

*After 16 games: 44 points*

*Final total: 58 points*

**Leicester**

Worcester (A) – 5 points

Wasps (H) – 0 points

Bath (A, Twickenham) – 1 point

Northampton (H) – 4 points

Newcastle (H) – 4 points

Sale (A) – 4 points

*After 16 games: 42 points*

*Final total: 60 points*

**Final table, 3rd-7th**

4 Bath 63 points

**5 Newcastle 62 points**

6 Leicester 60 points

7 Gloucester 58 points

So we could be pipped to fourth place by just a single point! Of course, this is all just my opinion. Hopefully I’ve underestimated the Falcons in a few games, but 5^{th} wouldn’t be a bad finish anyway!