SAINTS GAIN MUCH NEEDED SILVERWARE
Rain, high winds, even hail, were the backdrop as I motored the 90 miles to my favourite away ground. The black clouds loomed over the lift tower as I got my first glimpse of it from about ten miles away. Nothing to encourage my spirits thus far, and indeed I was regretting my decision to leave the full waterproofs at home. However, the fickle weather decided to lay on a sunny, but windy afternoon for the actual rugby, to be enjoyed by a capacity attendance, 15,249.
Chris Pennell's Testimonial match
The home Gallagher Premiership game v Exeter Chiefs doubled as Chris Pennell's testimonial game. The preceeding started with lunch in the Upper Sixways hosted by Chris's lovely wife, Jo and compared by Andrew Easton.
Early kick off as the search continues...
After two consecutive defeats at Newcastle Thunder in the Challenge Cup and then in League 1, West Wales Raiders return to Stebonheath for a match against Whitehaven RLFC. The match takes place on Sunday 24th March with a kick off time of 11.00 am - however please check before travelling as there has been discussion regarding both the date and time for this fixture on the internet and as I write this piece conflicting informamation is still on different sites.
Top half finish is do-able
Yorkshire Carnegie has a weekend off. The lads will either be chilling or watching the climax to the 6-Nations competition. Last weekend the squad gave the runaway league leaders a bloody nose. What is in store for us next?
England v Scotland 2019 - Calcutta Cup
The old Rivalry stokes up again, England v Scotland. England will know before they kick off this match if Ireland have managed to stop Wales. But regardless of what has gone before let's have a good win gainst the 'Auld Enemy'
What we predicted and what happened – Albion V Darlington
Thought for this week we’d look back at what we forecast and see how accurate we were on last weeks preview and what actually happened
PREVIEW: Saints v Saracens Cup Final
St Marcus has kindly provided us with a preview of this Sundays cup final, let us know your thoughts below... If anybody else feel like writing as preview or review f any matches, just drop me a line
CHURCH'S ON SUNDAY
Parallels may be drawn between Match Officials and the various incarnations of our domestic cup. Neither are widely loved especially by losing sides who so often lay blame at their door (competence/format), both have a key role in our game, and many fans think they know of better alternatives despite an often patchy understanding of the true nature of their function!
London Scottish Pictures
A few pictures from a soggy Richmond Athletic Ground
England v Italy in photos 2019
England put Italy to the sword last Saturday gaining a bonus point and keeping them second in the table.