This week’s ‘Best of the Weekend’ column might be a little briefer than usual. Benny Coles is having laptop issues – clearly typing too much and too fast and his computer is smoking.
Hutch, meanwhile, was golfing in Scotland and hardly saw a minute of rugby this weekend. Despite traipsing around Edinburgh looking for a bar that might be interested in the Aviva Premiership – instead of the Cricket World Cup final or Arsenal versus whoever in the football – we only managed to catch the last five minutes of the Quins v Leicester game.
We saw the replay of the contretemps between Joe Marler and Marcos Ayerza, and then watched Quins desperately try to win the game before knocking it on.
All in all, my Aviva Premiership predictions for this weekend were pretty much spot on, and I’m pleased for Leeds that they aren’t down and out just yet. It’s a massive fixture coming up next weekend at Kingston Park, and you never know, they might get out of jail.
Northampton seem to be returning to form at exactly the right time, ahead of their Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Ulster next weekend. During their slump, it was difficult to believe that the absence of their international players could be that significant, but now that they are back and scoring tries, it is more credible.
However, the main story of the weekend seems to be the result at Thomond Park, where Munster fought back to beat Leinster by a point. Ronan O’Gara won his duel with Jonny Sexton, and whilst there was only one try in the game, it sounded like a thriller – can anyone enlighten me?
Perhaps we can make this week’s article a community-driven effort – please tell us what your highlights were, suggestions for try of the weekend and whether heroes and villains emerged.
Thanks in advance for your help. I’m off to watch some highlights.