We’re finding it hard to produce the Best of the Weekend column each week, with lots to cover and dwindling weekend time available.
The main objective is to open a thread for discussion on the main talking points, so I’m wondering if a brief post on a Monday morning with the weekend’s results, and a few lines about the talking points will be enough, on the basis that we’ll have more in-depth opinion articles in the middle of the week.
Let me know what you think of this plan…
There were some significant results in the Gallagher Premiership at the weekend, with Bristol and Newcastle both picking up important points as the relegation battle intensifies.
Bristol secured a huge win over West Country rivals Gloucester, but then Newcastle beat the other relegation contenders Worcester, so that the gap between 10th and 12th remains is just 9 points.
Bristol still have to play Worcester and Newcastle, whilst the bottom two teams face arguably tougher run-ins with 6 matches to go. Who is your money on for relegation?
At the other end of the table, Saracens and Exeter won again, whilst Harlequins in 3rd opened up some daylight by winning in Bath as Gloucester lost in Bristol. What are your top 4 predictions?
Here are the weekend’s results, with the Superbru predictability in brackets.
Bristol 28 – 24 Gloucester (8%)
Bath 29 – 31 Harlequins (58%)
Leicester 19 – 14 Wasps (53%)
Sale 14 – 20 Exeter (61%)
Saracens 36 – 17 Northampton (91%)
Newcastle 17 – 6 Worcester (46%)
What were your highlights from the weekend? Were there any notable player performances, or anyone putting their hands up for international selection? Are people following the Premiership whilst the Six Nations takes centre stage?