OSPREYS ALMOST GET THE FISH
I have always liked Ospreys. They are fabulous birds of prey who were extinct in the UK until the latter part of the 20th century when gradually they began to return and now they breed successfully in Scotland, England and in Wales where there are at least 4 pairs. They are majestic black and white birds. They are supremely fit and athletic, able to endure a long and difficult migration twice a year. They are loyal to their mates and will defend their nest against anything. Our opponents tonight are well named.
DONNY WINNING STREAK AT ASHTON GATE CONTINUES
An unfamiliar Bristol side slumped to a disappointing defeat to Doncaster. The visitors leading for much of the game and Bristol vulnerable in defence and disjointed in attack.
The Northampton Saints team has been announced to play Clermont on Saturday 21st Oct KO 3.15pm
Player Survey Results - La Rochelle
So here are the team survey results for the La Rochelle game at The Stoop on 14 October 2017.
Let's Have A Hooley
Will Hooley has recovered from his shoulder injury and starts on the bench for the visit of a young Ospreys Select side (Saturday 3.00) ...
The Challenge Cup is once again proving to be a strange competition with coaches picking strong sides to please their supporters at home and experimenting when they go away. Either that or Agen are in for a poor season after we hammered them 61-16 ..
Tigers v Castres Euro Cup Team News
Both Teams below.
Harlequins vs La Rochelle: Excellent Smith and Chips
It’s my first time to the Stoop this season so I’m there in plenty of time to test the food and drink recommendations picked up on the discussion board. But first a diversion to Big Stoop to see how the East Stand is coming along. Well, it’s coming along. Not much to say about it really and the diversion is more interesting for an encounter with a cheerful group of La Rochelle supporters who want to make me a gift of a yellow and black flag. “Non merci.”
Same again please.
Yorkshire Carnegie went down to Jersey for the opening round of the B&I cup and were beaten by a score of 32-3. We may well be disappointed with the score but Jimmy Lowes made some bold decisions last Friday and they appear to have paid off......
WHY REACH FOR THE MOON WHEN WE HAVE THE STARS?
Wow! How to improve on that? After Sunday’s 8-try annihilation of Saints, Saracens welcome Ospreys to Allianz Park on Saturday Night. There has been a fair amount of grumbling about the late kick-off time from Saracens’ supporters (and I presume Osprey’s fans who have by far the worse end of the deal) but I rather enjoy an evening game under lights!