OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 9 MEN V BOYS 26.4.14
King Zak takes us back to that remarkable match at Twickenham when Saracens took on Clermont Auvergne in the Heineken Cup semi-final
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 8 DOUBLE SCOTCH! 13.5.17
In conjunction with the club who plan to livestream this match at 5.00pm tomorrow (saturday), here is the story of that fabulous weekend in Edinburgh when Saracens took on Clermont in the 2017 European Final. ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE v SARACENS, European Champions Cup Final, Sat 13th May 2017, Murrayfield I am not by nature superstitious, however when it comes to something like a European final, it’s not unnatural to check the omens are favourable. And it was looking good. An uneventful journey on Friday night to our hotel in Peebles, a French Team beat an English one in the Challenge Cup (sorry Gloucester), a Curlew seen out of the car window within 5 minutes of me saying “we’re in Curlew country”, it was raining and best of all a fabulous little Dipper outside my bedroom window on Saturday morning. It felt as if the Gods were smiling on us.
Retro Teams Up Bath v Saints ECC Final
Tonight Saints will be streaming a replay of the 2014 ECC Final on Saints TV Broadcast, live twitter feeds etc will be from 8pm
Diary of a madman Part 3. (A leap into the future)
The year is 2100, a small space voyager follows the same path as ye old 19:40 hrs Ryanair from Malaga’s flightline, sideways as usual as the stiff wind vortex emanating from the roaring crowd noise of Emerald Headingley knocks it slightly off course and it heads sideways into Leeds and Bradford international space centre.
what are you all doing without rugby - or going outside
wondering what everyone is doing without the rugby and being in lockdown. Should have a vitual rugby match, as they are running the grand nationsl virtually this weekend, all bets placed going to charity. For me, working at Derriford, strangely empty buses and no visitors make the Hospital a very strange place to go each day. being classed as a key essential worker was a bit surprising, but I do have a lettter to say so ;) At the moment I am distancing myself from my 'other half' (the loud one), due to my job, my hearing is surprisingly recovering, so one bonus coming out of all this.
Eddie Stays put until 2023
Eddie Jones agrees New Contract until 2023
Premiership Here We Come!
Newcastle Falcons are pleased to confirm receipt of the Rugby Football Union’s decision to promote the club to the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season. The Falcons were 18 points clear at the top of the Greene King IPA Championship, having won all 15 of their league games, when the RFU took the decision to cancel the remainder of the season due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Rugby Cocktails & Favourite Drinks
As we are raising our virtual glasses (quite regularly now), I thought it might be useful to look at some Rugby Cocktails and Favourite Drinks. A little research on the World Wide Web and I found these. My favourite drink is Bacardi & Coke. So what is you favourite drink?
PAST MATCHES: MY FAVOURITE 5
Starved of live rugby by the coronavirus pandemic I have been reminiscing about favourite matches of the past. There are many to choose from – club, international, Lions, Barbarians, but it is favourite Bath matches I’ll focus on here. Making the selection proved more difficult than for gaz59’s Desert Island Discs (I have 3 sets already for that thread) as there is such a rich heritage to choose from – and indulge one’s memory. So – here is my subjective favourite 5, in reverse order. You may wish to add yours.
OUR FAVOURITE GAMES # 7 KINGS OF LYON 14.5.16
Today Behind the Bench takes us back to that fabulous day in Lyon when Saracens finally became the best team in Europe. It wasn't the greatest game but it was an amazing weekend. The Lyonnaise were incredibly welcoming and gracious when the old enemy claimed victory on French soil. I remember fabulous food, little DG racing across France in her PE kit to be there with us, and a Racing supporter deciding she was the member of our party to be kissed (can't imagine why!) Enjoy!