Aviva Premiership top two rockedAdmittedly, not much can be read into the form of certain teams during the international window, however Saracens and Wasps going down to teams in the bottom half cannot have been expected.It started on Friday night, with a fired up Gloucester hosting Saracens, who only a
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?
England are not as perfect as their record suggestsWhat a stellar year for England Rugby. Grand Slam, beating Australia four nil and now undefeated for a whole year. The sun is shining on the English Rose garden. Or is it?It is probably more of a comfort than a
Patience pays dividends for BathThe West Country Derby was decided on a try that was later than a Southern Train. Semesa Rokoduguni went over the whitewash when the clock was well in the red to give a rejuvenated Bath team a 13-10 win over Exeter at Sandy Park.It looked like
Sometimes you just have to sit back and admire the bestSix from Six in The Rugby Championship and a full house of 30 points - 17 more than their nearest rival - for the All Blacks means it looks very difficult to envisage where or when the men in Black
Only one winner in top of the table clashThe reigning champions reminded the other premiership teams, as well as the continent, of who are kings at Allianz Park on Sunday. They put in a display of intensity and swagger to end Wasps' perfect start to the season with a bonus
Jekyll and Hyde TigersI really cannot work this Leicester team out this year as their indifferent form continued at the weekend.Last Sunday they controlled a high-flying Bath team at Welford Road and looked every inch potential contenders, but this weekend, they put in a terrible defensive performance against Sale.
Old-school Tigers bring down BathLeicester produced their best performance of the season so far, which was full of their traditional grit and determination, in a win against a Bath side that failed to fire. Going in to the game, the West Country outfit were confident of a rare win against
Connacht’s rain dance pays dividendThe champions of the Pro12 are floundering in a bad way so surely a trip to the whipping boys of the league over the weekend would be the perfect tonic that they needed to kick start their campaign but that just wasn’t the case.In fact, if
Saracens and Saints smash each other at Allianz ParkSaturday saw two of the most physical teams clash at Allianz Park, with Saracens taking the spoils after a 'ferocious' (as Lawrence Dallaglio was intent to describe it) encounter with Saints. The first 55 minutes were far from the easy pickings that