With the season in full swing, RW continue to put our (limited) knowledge to the test in the Guinness Pro12 predictions challenge

Round Three: Just as some Guinness Pro12 clubs are starting to build some momentum for the campaign ahead of them, so some of you prediction gurus are showing some clairvoyant clout. Here are our SuperBru predictions for this weekend’s fixtures – see if you can do better.

Munster vs Zebre

Munster will be chomping at the bit for this one, as they look to end a run of three straight defeats at Thomond Park – the first time that has happened in the professional era. Paul O’Connell and Conor Murray are amongst those returning to the hosts’ starting line-up. Zebre’s record of having lost all 21 previous clashes with the Irish provinces looks set to go on. Munster by 18

Cardiff Blues vs Ulster

The Blues were humbled 33-12 at home to Glasgow last weekend, and they will be looking for an immediate response against Ulster. The visitor’s last trip to Wales ended in a thrilling 32-32 draw with Llanelli Scarlets, and they welcome back Tommy Bowe and Paddy Jackson for their first starts of the league season. Cardiff Blues’ second-half collapse in Round Two suggests Ulster may have too much over 80 minutes. Ulster by 8

Connacht vs Leinster

Narrow victories over Newport Gwent Dragons and Edinburgh mean Connacht are one of only three teams to have won both opening fixtures this season. Consistency is the key for Pat Lam’s team, with only one change – Aly Muldowney replacing Mick Kearney in the second-row – being made as they chase a third successive win at the beginning of a campaign for the first time. Leinster, who have Fergus McFadden returning to start, have won their last six matches against Irish opposition. Perhaps the hosts can cause an upset and end that run? Connacht by 3

Newport Gwent Dragons vs Glasgow Warriors

Last year’s beaten finalists Glasgow produced a stunning second-half display in beating Cardiff in Round Two, and they will fancy their chances of successive away wins here. Newport are looking for a first win of the campaign, but injuries to key backs will hamper their chances. Lee Byrne and Jason Tovey are amongst those ruled out after suffering knocks in defeat to Ospreys last weekend. Glasgow flyer Niko Matawalu could again be a decisive figure. Glasgow by 11

Llanelli Scarlets vs Benetton Treviso

Despite being winless after two games, the Scarlets boast an impressive home record that sees them unbeaten at Parc y Scarlets since January. Whilst Treviso did pick up a victory in this fixture two seasons ago, they come into the match on a run of five successive defeats that is likely to become six by the end of play this weekend. Scarlets by 14

Ospreys vs Edinburgh

Ospreys could welcome back Wales flanker Justin Tipuric, as he continues to recover from surgery on a shoulder injury. The hosts are sitting pretty on top of the Pro12 table after two wins from two, but they have suffered defeats in their last three clashes with Scottish opponents. For the visitors, Tim Visser is one of six changes made after defeat to Connacht last time out. Could be close, but expect Ospreys to remain ahead of the rest after Round Three. Ospreys by 7