Round 6 Match Report – Leicester Tigers @ London Irish on Saturday

Leicester, who look to be establishing themselves as one of the better teams visited London Irish who despite only having one victory are confident that they will have the quality to stay up.

How did it go down?

Well it wasn’t the best of starts for London Irish as scrumhalf Sam Harrison danced around around a few sluggish looking forwards in the opening minutes to take The Tigers to within a few meters of the line, before Matt Toomua sent winger Nick Malouf over in the corner. The try was not converted but Ford soon slotted three consecutive penalties to put Leicester fourteen points up. Pressure built throughout the rest of the half, but London Irish responded with a lone penalty to ensure that they had some reward and the teams took it in 14-3 at the interval. Continue reading “Round 6 Match Report – Leicester Tigers @ London Irish on Saturday”

Round 6 Match Report – Sale @ Harlequins on Friday Night

Buoyed by a relatively strong start to the season Sale Sharks traveled to Harlequins, who were under pressure for a result having stumbled in the opening rounds.

How did it go down?

Harlequins have had a relatively disappointing start to the season so far and they looked determined to set that right during the opening stages of this Friday night match up. The scoring started in the 11th minute when Danny Care collected the ball from the base of a ruck and chipped into the corner, with the returning Tim Visser collecting to go over in what was a reassuring start for the hosts. Continue reading “Round 6 Match Report – Sale @ Harlequins on Friday Night”