With trading closed in the pool stages of European Competition for another season, it's time to see whose Lions stock has gone up, and whose has gone down.GOING UPTommy Taylor
In a frankly abject game on Sunday afternoon, Tommy Taylor was one of the only bright spots. Taylor picked several brilliant
No nerves as Glasgow power throughNot much of a fortress, is it? Welford Road, I am talking about. Glasgow made it look like a training ground run out from the get-go against Leicester. It was meant to be a tough, nervous game against opponents with history and playing for pride.
Here are my Superbru picks for Round 6 of the Champions Cup, where the quarter-final lineups will be confirmed.Castres v Leinster
Leinster have already guaranteed qualification, but they will want to win to ensure a home quarter-final. All French away trips are tough, but I think they'll do it.
The penultimate round of European rugby saw the first few teams secure knock-out places. Here is who stood out for their club at the weekend and gave Warren Gatland a nudge.GOING UPChris Ashton
Ashton’s England days may be over as he prepares to move to the south of France and earn
Wasps stun ToulouseWasps all but secured their passage to the quarters (realistically as group winners) by beating Toulouse 17-14. It was a performance way below their usual standards, but no less impressive. They were second best for large swathes of the game, and looked to have lost it, but Dan
The matches start drying up after the back-to-back fortnight of Champions Cup games, so now is the time to charge up the Superbru leaderboard before it's too late.Here are my predictions for Round 5:Leinster v Montpellier
The French outfit have won two and lost two - the two defeats being their
Wasps hold off TigersIt hasn't been the easiest of weeks in the East Midlands. A long serving coach gone, dealing with a slip down the league and gossip rife. The question when Tigers travelled the short distance to Coventry to face Wasps was, how will the players react? The answer?
Saints Spoil Dublin Party
The stage was set for a classic repeat of the 2011 final in Dublin between Leinster and Northampton Saints, especially after Leinster moved the match to the Aviva Stadium but unfortunately for the paying public what was played out was nothing more than a training session for
Pool 2 blown wide openWasps left Galway with their heads in their hands after a terrific encounter against Connacht. A try and conversion with the clock gone gave the home side a 20-18 victory. It felt harsh on the English, who were the better team for much of the second
Having publicly stated that a full house of predictions was almost guaranteed last week, it wasn't a huge shock to lose that in the second game of the round, and finish with 7 out of 10. I didn't think Ulster would beat Clermont, I certainly didn't expect Glasgow to