IN THE WORDS OF BIG JIM, HOW DEEP IS THE WELL?
The final weekend in November, the last England international, and the Premierships' current top two, Saracens and Exeter Chiefs face off at Allianz Park. Over the last 3 weekends, absolutely contrasting results:- Saracens have lost 3 in a row (it's been an awfully long time since that has happened), whilst Exeter have won 3 in a row - so maybe a change of fortunes this weekend?
Autumn Colours: Bath v Quins
Multi coloured Quins visit the Rec this week depleted by the chill winds of Autumn Internationals. Their November results have been chequered in the past few seasons, deprived of their key decision makers and most colourful characters. Bath, having already lost twice at home this season and having scraped a pallid victory at strugglers London Irish could also be missing 6 star players. Despite these absences, Saturday’s game promises to be a close encounter. But will it bring colour to the grey weather?
Tom Croft Highlights
Some of the many highlights to remember. All the best for whatever the future brings, I am sure that you will make a success of it !
The Press View
This is how the press viewed our win on Saturday.
Player Survey: Exeter vs Harlequins
Well, we played with so much promise but came away with nothing but a bit of pride. Was that enough for a good score for some players?
Meeting your rugby icons
What is it about meeting the players that makes them seem like good fella’s? Is it that they are totally comfortable in their own skin and their evident self confidence makes them appear at ease, or is it that they are genuinely nice folks who will be happy to collide on a pitch but then leave that there?
The Entertainment Continues
Another sizzling game at Castle Park as the Blues fought back to level the scores at 25 apiece only for Donny to set themselves up with a drop goal to win the game .. what happened next ?? ..
Let's Do It Again
Thank goodness this week's game is live on BT Sport. A long Fiday night haul to Northumberland in the depths of winter is not an ideal fixture for travelling supporters and you can guarantee that after last Fiday night's incredible game plenty of people will want to watch - even neutrals.
LEEDSHIRE EMERALD GREEN WITH ENVY AT BRISTOL RICHES
Two former Premiership sides met at a ground that has often proved difficult for Bristol. However the current state of the ground illustrated the gulf between the two clubs at the moment with the visitors boasting several internationals even with several called up for duty elsewhere. Bristol emreged from the encounter as comfortable winner to maintain their unbeaten league record.
GRIM BY NAME.....GRIM BY NATURE
The closer I got to Gloucester, the more convinced I became that Sarries would go home with nothing from his game. The recent losses in the AW gave me no reason to expect that the Sarries squad, shorn of the England contingent, had the mental strength or skill-set to overcome a Gloucester side whose home form belies their place in the table. They may not travel, but Kingsholm is returning to its Castle Grim reputation.