LET'S GO RACING AGAIN
So it wasn’t the last dance in Dublin and the music continues on to gay Paris. Saracens’ brilliant performance in Ireland last weekend means that Brad Hood and his Merry Men have at least another week together – and who knows where we might go from here.
Good For An Hour
Have our old issues with managing the final quarter returned or was it all down to Bath suddenly finding some superb form? Hopefully the latter as our hosts turned on the gas to win 31-20 after we led for most of the game.
England Women's Six Nations matches Postponed 2020
The remaining fixtures of the 2020 Women’s Six Nations have been finalised. The postponed Round 4 matches will take place on Sunday 25th October while Round 5 matches will take place on 1st November. The Championship will conclude with the remaining Round 3 match between Italy and Scotland on 6th December 2020.The full schedule is as below:
LET THE GOODE TIMES ROLL
Ok, so first off, I should really apologise for two things that will be clear in this report…… Firstly, I missed the first few minutes due to embarking on a 19 kilometre cross country run that took longer than I thought and I just kept going……… and secondly, that this report may have a bias towards Sarries! Apology over.
Boris permitting Argentine international Matias Alemanno will make his first start for Gloucs as we nip across to Bath for a Tuesday night encounter with a 5.30 kick off.
Gavin Henson signs for West Wales Raiders
Gavin Henson has signed for West Wales Raiders ahead of the 2021 league season and of course the rugby league world cup which takes place in 2021 as well. Gavin played in the Wales XV that won the Six Nations Grand Slam s in 2005 &2008; he also went on the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2005. Born in Pencoed on 1 February 1982 he will be 39 when the 2021 season starts, but he brings a wealth of experience and talent with him. He has played for, amongst others, Swansea RFC, the Ospreys, Cardiff Blues, Bristol, London Welsh, Bath and the Dragons.
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LEINSTER V SARACENS - THE RETURN
So it’s almost here, our only meaningful game of the season (unless we manage to win of course); the much delayed European Cup quarter final against Leinster. Let’s wind the clock back 16 months to that wonderful night in Newcastle when the 2 best club teams in the Northern Hemisphere (and arguably the world) went head to head and after a fabulous performance, Saracens emerged victorious.
Can we dream Bath v Glaws match preview
By several quirks of fate, its just over two years since our friends from Gloucester last came to visit us at the Rec
A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING GAME
My first match report - blame any errors on my not being able to read my own handwriting the following day.......Differing circumstances had led both Sarries and Chiefs to name largely youthful matchday 23s, with a smattering of wise and comparatively olds heads in Calum Clark, who was captaining Sarries, while Don Armand skippered his young charges abetted by Phil Dollman and, on the bench, Dave Dennis.