Well what a first game to the season (Gloucester v Leicester) last night. For the first 50 minutes, I was almost weeping, thinking "this is going to be one tough season for the Tigers." Gloucester opt to kick for the corner rather than taking the 3 points, which would have certainly won them the game and Leicester end up scoring two tries and winning! As elated as I feel, I can't help but feel sorry for Gloucester, they were great for the first 50 mins.
Only against Zebre but Ospreys looked really good last night. Early days, but think they could do well this year.
Cracking opening weekend the Premiership! Had everything!
The worst kept secret in rugby is out of the bag then; Gatland named as Lions coach. I've seen a lot of criticsism about the appointment, and considering the success of the last tour I think is very harsh.
Only 4 men have all but guaranteed spots in the first test, in my opinion - Itoje, Faletau, North and Watson. Every other position up for grabs in one shape or form.
Make of the decision what you will, but I thought the decision-making process and officials' communication for Worcester's red card were absolutely fantastic tonight, especially as Luke Pearce wasn't able to see the incident for himself.
Everyone looking forward to the autum internationals?
Surprised that the English teams have released Roberts and North, despite the fixture falling outside of the international rugby window.
18 year old Keelan Giles currently tearing it up for the Ospreys, he's got 8 tries in his last 4 games. Looks some prospect for Wales!