Looks like we are trying to build a settled side this season. The only change for the trip to Sarries on Sunday is on the bench where Ruskin returns ... it's live on BT Sport ...
Big Test at Irish
Mouthwatering prospect this week with a trip to the Madjeski on Sunday to take on the side most fancied to return to the Premiership .
NEWS:TEAMS UP & Bath v Saints Match Preview
Big thanks for this preview of the Bath V Saints match, I will include the team when it's up
A BIT OF GLOS
Already we are four weeks Into the new Gallagher Premiership season, and it had been a blistering start, tries, controversy and all round excellent rugby across the board. Let's hope this continues with this early season top of the table clash between Saracens and Gloucester, at Allianz Park on Sunday 23rd September, in what should be another pulsating fixture.
Saints Among Us: Bath v Northampton
The Saints will be among us on Saturday with Northampton Bath’s next visitors at the Rec. In winning at the Stoop last weekend Bath enjoyed some sublime moments but also showed enough defensive frailty to warn against premature pretensions of celestial play. Saints forwards appear stronger than Quins and Bath’ continuity will be disrupted by fresh injuries. So who do we expect to be polishing their halos when the day is done?
SINNING AGAINST THE SAINTS
OK so I gave in! I watched the game on Premiership TV and decided to write a match report. It sounded a real humdinger of a game and I notice dthat Stephen Jones gave Man of the Match to Alex Goode our stand-in fly half. So my inquisitiveness got the better of me and this is the result.
Playing at Coventry so soon into the new season was always going to be a tough call. The home side started well with Blues old boy Jake Sharp in fine kicking form and anxious to prove their worth after their promotion but we did claw our way back and were well worth two bonus points in the 34-27 defeat ..
Cornish Pirates 35 - 10 Coventry
A tough first away trip in the Championship, as Pirates triumph...
THE OTHER MATCH REPORT
New season, new hope. Saracens faced the team they scored a bucket load of points against last year, a real eye opener to how both teams have progressed. Sarries with their usual powerful team chocked full of internationals and young guns determined to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
Cardiff Blues - Time to Turn This Show Around
Following on from last night's dismal performance and loss. Here are my thoughts on the season so far and areas that are really concerning me. I am not one of those who is calling for heads to roll etc, but there is no doubt seeing what I am on the terraces and from my TV screen that something is not right at Cardiff Blues a team I love, and collectively it has to be put right. So deep breath everyone here is my ramblings on the season so far. Be interested to hear your views, have I over-reacted? Please let me know at 1876 Cardiff Rugby.