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.
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.
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)