Round 9 Match Report – Exeter @ Saracens

The game of the weekend saw champions Exeter visit Saracens at Allainz Park for a sneak preview of the playoffs.

How did it go down?

Exeter were the first off the mark as Gareth Steenson kicked three points but Saracens responded almost immediately. Nathan Earle collected a high ball and fed Alex Goode who drew in the defence before giving the ball back to Earle on the nearside wing. Earle haired into the space before passing back to Goode who ran it into the corner putting the early score at 7-3. Continue reading “Round 9 Match Report – Exeter @ Saracens”

Round 9 Match Report – Gloucester @ Newcastle

On the back of a morale boosting victory against Saracens, Gloucester made the tough trip up to Newcastle on Friday Night to see if they could back it up.

How did it go down?

Gloucester opened the scoring sixteen minutes in after Willi Heinz took the ball from a lineout and fed young winger Henry Purdy, who cut against the direction of play and through the Gloucester defence before being stopped by a last-ditch ankle tap from Sinoti Sinoti. Continue reading “Round 9 Match Report – Gloucester @ Newcastle”

Round 9 Preview – Exeter @ Saracens on Sunday afternoon

How are they getting on?

Pretty well! Exeter and Saracens are the top two sides in the league on points and their performances so far this season have backed that up. Exeter are coming off three good wins in the Premiership, although a scrappy 10-6 victory at Sale was a rare poor performance from the Chiefs. Continue reading “Round 9 Preview – Exeter @ Saracens on Sunday afternoon”

Round 9 Preview – Gloucester @ Newcastle on Friday Night

Round 9 sees Gloucester head to Newcastle for amid-table clash between two sides who have been relatively unaffected by autumn international call ups.

How are they getting on?

I was surprised to see that Newcastle have managed to drop down to 9th in the table after their loss at Wasps last week, which is disturbingly reminiscent of their league position in recent years. It may not be as doom and gloom as it seems however as they are only behind 6th placed Wasps on points difference and only four points behind a playoff position. Continue reading “Round 9 Preview – Gloucester @ Newcastle on Friday Night”