Bit late this week, been busy so far, so my apologies for the delay!!!
Wasps back to winning ways!
One of the sides with injury woes, Wasps, finally ended their dire run of defeats with a fine 22- 38 away victory over Saints. It came at a price though as both Elliot Daly and Matt Mullan have now joined the casualty list in the trainers room! There are reinforcements on route with the signings of Aussie hooker Nathan Charles and South African back row Nizaam Carr joining on short term deals to try and get Wasps through their extended period of depletion.
The Wasps squad and fan base will hope that this overdue win will be the catalyst to a climb back up the table, the congested midfield means that a couple of wins on the bounce could see Wasps back in top 4 contention before long!
Gloucester's away day woes end!
One of the most dramatic last 10 minutes of the season was found at the Rec as Gloucester seemed to throw the match Bath's way, before Ed Slater bundled over for his maiden Gloucester try and Owen Williams kept his nerve to slot the conversion and grab the Cherry and Whites a first away victory of the season.
It was a match to remember for Glaws, who like Wasps and in all fairness, Bath, are currently missing a plethora of talent due to injury, especially in the back 3,but there are certainly green shoots that Gloucester are improving under Ackermann and with many players due to come back, like Wasps, they will be looking making their way into the top 6 at a minimum!
And of course....Gloucester beat Bath. Which is always nice for us Shedheads!
Quins v Worcester
I won't cover the Marland Yarde situation here as I'm sure you've probably seen 23 versions of that story already, but what a match between these two sides!
11 tries, including a wonder try by Charlie Walker and some outstanding scrum halfery from Danny Care lit things up for Quins, but a dogged, fighting performance from Warriors led by Jonno Lance earned them a bonus point and a lot of plaudits.
Worcester will need to turn these fighting performances into victories if they are to escape the foot of the table, they sure look like they have the quality to do so!
There were also wins for Tigers (over Newcastle) which saw Telusa Veianu dance through the Falcons defence for the try of the week, I think poor Alex Tait is still looking for him! Saracens beat London Irish very comfortably, Alex Goode had an immense match in this one! The final match saw Exeter beat Sale in what can only be described as a damp squib of a match on Friday night!
Player of the week - Danny Care - a Sniping menace in the 9 jersey for Quins. Seems to always hit for just before international windows!
Team of the week - Gloucester - I may be biased, but never say die attitude, very different to how they've been in the last few years, a true team performance!
Match of the week - Quins vs Worcester - end to end feast of try scoring. Special mention to Bath v Gloucester for the dramatic finish!