An Irish supporter takes us on a journey into pain.
New laws 2017-18 season
World Rugby announce six law changes World Rugby introduce six law changes Implemented from 1 August in northern hemisphere Relate to scrum, tackle and ruck areas
Blues Score 38 points ..
.. but sadly Bristol score 61. The entertainment just keeps on coming from the Blues with fifteen tries scored from two sides who looked to attack at every opportunity .
DIAMONDS OR PASTE
At last, a home game for Allianz Park. I’d managed to miss the LDH, having been allocated the worst seats in the entire seating plan at HQ, so this was where my season really began. And what a start! An easy drive to Hasmonean Girls, the excellent parking team all in place, the numerous Pioneers everywhere, welcoming, friendly and ever-helpful, and the stadium looking to be in good condition. I was less keen on the shop. I went to buy a new fleece of some sort and a new cap, but the queues for the tills made that an experience to be foregone – the old Don Barrell sponsors’ fleece must make do for its eleventh season, and the cap signed by the professor of scrummaging will have to continue to alternate with the one signed by HRHRH himself. Both caps should have been retired as long ago as the two great players themselves, but shopping in queues is a pet dislike.
Player Survey: Harlequins vs Leicester
Well, lucky I'm not asking you to mark the defence or attack coaches. The number of tackles missed and our inability to get out of our 22 at the end... Maddening! But you do get to mark the idiots who gave away four penalties for the first Leicester try. You do get to mark Mr Ian Tempest for his dreadful performance with the whistle, but I don't want to influence you!
Photo's of the Fylde game
The final score was Albion 68 - 15 Fylde which puts us into third place on 17 points.
Credit to Wuss for fighting hack when they looked like they might be swamped (they were down to 14 at the time) but black marks to BBC News for showing the wrong try in their highlights today. The one straight after half time when Trinder announced his arrival with some sublime running, one-two and offload to send Billy in could well be the try of the season - at least at Kingsholm..
Back to Kingsholm for a Friday night under lights against local rivals Wuss - bring it on.
NEWS: Teams Up
The Northampton Saints team has been named for Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Round 4 trip to London Irish
Wasps vs Harlequins: Jesters Avoid Being Stung
There have been many unpredictable results so far this season in the premiership but I am sure that it was a very small minority that gave Quins any chance of coming away from The Ricoh Arena with any points from this match. I had a funny feeling that we might do better than expected, despite the fact that we had conceded a total of 90 points in our last two visits, but I was not confident enough to predict an upset in my prediction league score. The team that travelled for this game was certainly stronger and better balanced than in the two previous seasons. I would guess that there were about a hundred Quins supporters at the game, and although in a massive minority, we all made ourselves heard, even above the noise of those bloody drums.