Ian Smith's Six Nations - Part 1
The 2019 Guinness Six Nations officially kicks off tomorrow with the official launch & the build-up to the first game on Friday 1st Feb, France v Wales. Ian Smith, best known as the commentator for our games on BBC Radio Newcastle, a veteran of more than 500 Falcons games, reviews the origins of the competition, where it is today, and what it may become with the passing of time.
A view from….. LOUGHBOROUGH…?
Yes you saw it, we were at Loughborough this weekend. We are attending a family funeral and being the other end of the country we thought we’d visit the bottom of the table clash with Loughborough Students and Bishops Stortford.
Crunchtime for Carnegie
The turnaround in the form and fortunes of Yorkshire Carnegie under the guidance of Chris Stirling is there for all to see. The lads are unbeaten since the 19th of November and recorded a 3rd consecutive league win at the RAG last weekend. On Sunday the Trailfinders hit town and, for us, it is crunchtime!
View from the south stand: Sale 39 USAP 10
Crimes against music—the bare facts—motivation against the mediocre—comparison with recent matches—realising potential—late season peculiarity
The pressure was off at Castres and that was enabled a number of Glaws players to show Johann Ackermann what he may have been missing ..
The Red Corner Wins
Jersey Reds showed why they are unbeaten at home this season as they took their chances to inflict a 29-13 defeat on a hard working Blues side ...
GLASGOW SUFFER FROM WIND - RENNIES ALL ROUND ON MONDAY
First things first. My first sighting of a Glasgow Warriors supporter on Sunday was a Scot wearing a kilt. My sister in Scotland is passionately proud of our Highland heritage, and her wardrobe includes no fewer than three versions of the many, nine or ten, variants of the Gordon clan septs, as the tartan patterns are correctly called. One of her plaids is Dress Gordon. So, when I saw a Scotsman wearing the pattern, I said “Nice to see the Dress Gordon.” Cue misunderstanding and a cold weather front, because he heard me say “Nice to see the dress, Gordon.” Not to worry, I escaped the dreaded Glasgow Kiss, and moved swiftly on to see the end of the warm-up drills.
Well, in the end it was a win, and, come the end of the season that is all that will have mattered.
Fourth v Third
The Reds have made Jersey a real fortress so far this sesaon so a win for the Blues on the island would be another massive boost after our victory over Trailfinders last week ..
All Change For Castres
There's nothing at stake for either side at Castres, unfortunately, so it's an opportunity to see some up and coming talent and some new combinations as we look to re-group in the Premiership . - our next two league games are at home to Chiefs and Sarries!