We’re just two weeks away from the start of the Heineken Cup. And while the Irish and Welsh giants fly under the radar, the power rankings are dominated by the clubs from England and France that are already rolling out their heavy artillery
The upper echelons of both divisions are beginning to be shaped by familiar sides as, early season rust is shaken off. Although in France, some established names are still receiving bloodied noses from unlikely sources.
Glasgow hang on to the top ten by virtue of an impressive winning start to the season. But their days on this list could be numbered once the likes of Leinster and Munster start flexing their muscles in Europe.