T&D DTRR cup update

Another full weekend of rugby. Too much? Even I lost my way a bit on Sunday and just couldn’t face any more. The lack of crowds and the kick tennis being back isn’t helping. In terms of the premiership consistency seems to be a hard thing to come by. Chiefs and Newcastle at one end Saints and Bath at the other. I don’t think it’s how the table will play out but somethings are showing. Saints do need something occasionally play well then implode their confidence must be shot. Glaws are as gloriously inconsistent as ever. Wasps squad is paper thin it won’t be long before Monty, slam and I are turning out for them. Tigers back to last season? Didn’t see that game but London Irish is surely one you target for a win. Quins can play some lovely stuff but need a set piece.

t least we don’t have a kiwi on top this week.

1GEPC0.792
2Grump1.061
3daltonlad1.071
4Bigger Picture1.073
5Dhanley1.083
6Monty1.123
7Pothale1.227
8Sabart1.250
9Travelexec1.279
10B2P1.303
11Nigeloursaviour1.308
12Rogerthat1.394
13firepies1.456
14Novo1.461
15sixmilesanhour1.538
16Slamma1.559
17Engelbertshump1.588
18Mr Wu1.664
19JDKiwi1.730
20George1.733
21Gladders1.761
22Rory1.773

ANC Squad News

Squad News for the final round of the ANC.

BacksJoe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby, 9 caps)Elliot Daly (Saracens, 46 caps)Owen Farrell (Saracens, 87 caps)George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 71 caps)Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors, 3 caps)Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 2 caps)Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 4 caps)Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 60 caps)Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, uncapped)Dan Robson (Wasps, 6 caps)Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 33 caps)Ollie Thorley (Gloucester Rugby, 1 cap)Jacob Umaga (Wasps, uncapped)Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 45 caps)Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 103 caps)Forwards Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped)Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 25 caps)Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 27 caps)Ben Earl (Bristol Bears, 7 caps)Charlie Ewels (Bath Rugby, 17 caps)Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)Jamie George (Saracens, 53 caps)Jonny Hill (Exeter Chiefs, 3 caps)Maro Itoje (Saracens, 42 caps)Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 68 caps)Joe Marler (Harlequins, 71 caps)Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 39 caps)Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 7 caps)Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 21 caps)Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 55 caps)Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 63 caps)Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs, 18 caps)Jack Willis (Wasps, 2 caps)

T&D DTRR cup returns

Well after a saturated weekend of rugby the T&D DTRR cup returns. Didn’t get to see all the games or even all the highlights yet but some interesting results. Didn’t see tigers winning quite that well. If Bris are that good with that many players missing they are going to be there or thereabouts. Falcons are not going to be the pushovers that many expected in fact smoothest plays of the weekend came from them. Chiefs as expected after a slow start Quins get your lineout sorted. Didn’t see the others.

As a neutral been fun watching the internationals and how everyone sees the stuff the ref misses for their own side but not the other way round. Don’t think any refs did that badly and none influenced a result to me so probably all you can hope for.

Anyway table below. Bloody embarrsing we have a kiwi on top.

1JDKiwi1.868
2Dhanley1.873
3Bigger Picture1.948
4daltonlad2.004
5firepies2.006
6Novo2.011
7Travelexec2.013
8George2.020
9Gladders2.031
10Rogerthat2.137
11Nigeloursaviour2.148
12Grump2.159
13GEPC2.165
14Sabart2.270
15Engelbertshump2.271
16sixmilesanhour2.273
17B2P2.291
18Rory2.292
19Slamma2.296
20Monty2.300
21Pothale2.312
22Mr Wu2.347

Premiership Team News: Round 1

BATH RUGBY SIDE TO FACE NEWCASTLE FALCONS15. Tom de Glanville, 14. Ruaridh McConnochie, 13. Cameron Redpath, 12. Josh Matavesi, 11. Joe Cokanasiga, 10. Rhys Priestland, 9. Ben Spencer; 1. Lewis Boyce, 2. Jack Walker, 3. Henry Thomas, 4. Josh McNally (C), 5. Will Spencer, 6. Mike Williams, 7. Miles Reid, 8. Zach MercerREPLACEMENTS16. Ross Batty, 17. Juan Schoeman, 18. Christian Judge, 19. Charlie Ewels, 20. Josh Bayliss, 21. Will Chudley, 22. Max Clark, 23. Semesa Rokoduguni

15 Lima Sopoaga (43)14 Zach Kibirige (26)13 Juan de Jongh (59)12 Jimmy Gopperth (106)11 Josh Bassett (127)10 Jacob Umaga (31)9 Ben Vellacott (8)1 Simon McIntyre (172)2 Tommy Taylor (71)3 Kieran Brookes (41)4 Tim Cardall (19)5 James Gaskell (121)6 Jack Willis (62)7 Thomas Young (120)8 Brad Shields (34) Replacements16 Tom Cruse (83)17 Tom West (34)18 Jeff Toomaga-Allen (21)19 Levi Douglas (1)20 Alfie Barbeary (6)21 Tom Willis (22)22 Sam Wolstenholme (11)23 Paolo Odogwu (8)