Let's Put Things Right
The quickest way to put last week's Championship Cup hammering at Trailfinders out of our minds is to beat Coventry this week at Goldington Road.
Win Win Needed
Back to back win against Connacht are needed if we are to keep our European Champions Cup hopes alive.
Doncaster Knights v Falcons 7Dec - Teams up
Well here we go again, this time on the road to Doncaster and looking forward to it. You might want to wear your Christmas Jumpers as Doncaster fans will be. This is their message to their fans on Twitter "Make sure you're wearing your Christmas Jumper this Saturday as the Knights face Newcastle Falcons in our last home fixture for six weeks"!
"Fasten your seatbelts, itís going to be a bumpy ride"
After arriving at Ashton Gate I decided to check on the odds for the game and see what the great pundits had in store for us this week. Sure enough, Bristol were giving 13 points to us and an Exiles win was paying 5-1 with a draw at 20-1. After a very strange game against the French, there was something in my water saying that we would be up for this and the chaps at betting shops were in for a rough ride.
LET'S DO THE MUNSTER MASH!
After a brief one week hiatus for the Premiership, we return to European Competition for the next two weeks with a double header against Munster. There has been much speculation about what sort of team we will put out but doubtless Mark McCall has all this set out on his spreadsheet!
MASSIVE CHALLENGE: BATH v ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE
Bath face a massive challenge hosting ASM Clermont Auvergne in the European Champions Cup on Friday evening. Having succumbed to Premiership Champions Saracens last week, Bath must beat last season’s Top 14 runners up and European Challenge Cup winners to remain in contention. The men from the Massif Centrale have been prominent in both European and domestic rugby for a decade and, replete with internationals, are packed with power, pace and pedigree. The result seems a foregone conclusion. Or is it?
This week Carnegie has been branded the worst team in England. This accolade has been bestowed on us by none other than the Times newspaper. It is just what the lads needed at the start of the winter programme but is it deserved?
Simpson Extends Contract
Some good news today - Joe Simpson has extended his one year contract although nobody is saying by how much. This comes the day after his side should have come away with a win at Quins and nobody is quite sure why they didn't .
Mike Rayer and his coaches have their work cut out this week after a humiliation at Ealing.
A Winter's Tale
SATURDAY'S trip to Goldington Road marks a personal milestone for a man who has done so much to transform Coventry's fortunes.