Round 7 Preview – The Non-Televised Games

A quick preview of the non-televised games in Round Seven.

Worcester @ Harlequins

Both teams are far from form, with Harlequins in particular coming off of two disappointing defeats in Europe. Quite why they are so inconsistent is a mystery when you consider the amount of top quality international talent that they have available, Mike Brown, Danny Care, Joe Marler, Chris Robshaw and Jamie Roberts to name a few. Worcester are still sitting at the bottom of the table without a win and have recently had the news that their Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, will be leaving to coach the US national team. Continue reading “Round 7 Preview – The Non-Televised Games”

Round 6 Preview – Sale Sharks @ Harlequins on Friday Night

The opening game of Round Six sees seventh-placed Sale travel to Harlequins, who are sitting at a disappointing ninth.

How are the teams getting on so far?

Both sides will be unhappy to enter Round Six in the bottom half of the table. That being said, Sale have not done too badly having managed to score thirty-five points in a losing effort at Wasps. Their other two losses were a single point defeat at the hands of the increasingly formidable Newcastle Falcons, followed by an unsuccessful trip to the mighty Saracens. They will be feeling confident coming off a dominant 41-13 victory against Gloucester in Round Five.

Harlequins’ form has been eclectic. They’ve managed to lose to newly-promoted London Irish among others, but have chalked up victories against Wasps and Gloucester. While they are not being seriously discussed as relegation candidates they will need to show some consistency in order to challenge further up the table, which should be the minimum expectation for a team boasting multiple current England internationals. Continue reading “Round 6 Preview – Sale Sharks @ Harlequins on Friday Night”