It's been a long five weeks since the last home game, but we enter the final stretch with the visit of Worcester Warriors on Saturday.
Caldy 12 - 55 Coventry: Champions!
It's taken a little while, but we're back in the Championship.
England v Ireland 2018 post match thoughts
First of all Congratulations to the Irish who were splendid on the day of St Patrick ( and also to another Irishman Rory Mcllroy who again won on St Patrick's weekend) Irish eyes were definitely smiling on them last weekend.
Coventry match postponed to make way for cup game...
From the Bears website - "We can confirm that our 4th round Challenge Cup replay will be played this Sunday 25th March at the request of the RFL. Our scheduled League match for Sunday versus South Wales Raiders will now be played at a later date."
after two weeks off for Saracens the six nations ended in a disastrous way for England, ending up in 5th only ahead of Italy (who hasVEex Quins director of Rugby Conor O'Shea at the helm). The less said about that the better, unless of course you are from Ireland, the emerald isle have lifted their 3rd ever grand Slam, so congratulations on that achievement.
Best in the West? Bath v Exeter
Will the “Beast from the East” abate in time to permit a contest for “best of the West”? Exeter Chiefs, Bath’s Premiership visitors on Friday evening, used the tagline last season “The West Country’s Premier Rugby Club” much to the annoyance of longer established Premiership rivals. This season though, their claim is indisputable as Champions and current leaders of the table by 7 points. They will arrive hopeful and confident: can Bath’s depleted squad summon up a shock result and reclaim bragging rights?
Deano stay or Deano go?
If ever a silence could be described as deafening then surely this is it. Nearing the end of the best season that Newcastle Falcons have had in two decades, still we don’t know if the pivotal character in this drama will be with us next season.
200 Club prematch meal - Bishops Stortford
Although the rearranged fixture against Bishops Stortford was for a 1.00 k.o. to accomodate the Six Nations screening on the television, the previously arranged 200 Club luncheon went ahead with a time of 11.00 for a 11.30 start, and as is sometime the case when things alter from the norm the meal started late but it was another sucessful venture for the 200 club, well done to all.
Coventry next before the North Wales Crusaders visit..
After a tough couple of fixtures in the Challenge Cup and League One, the West Wales Raiders will be hoping for a better outcome when they travel to Butts Park Arena on Sunday 25th March to take on Coventry Bears. The Bears home cup tie on 18th March was postponed due to snow so both teams will have a had a couple of weeks planning time for the fixture. Following what will be West Wales Raiders third consecutive away match the Llanelli based club will host North Wales Crusaders in the Welsh Derby.
BRIS BLIZZARD TOPPLES TITANS
In difficult conditions Bristol bounced back from a first league defeat to beat a Rotherham side that had suffered a cruel last second away loss to second place Ealing. A six-nil lead with all the territory and the wind behind them looked far from sufficient but BRistol took control of the second half and were deserved winners.