Ex-Wales captain Martyn Williams believes that the Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham was “as big as it can be”. Both teams have enjoyed comprehensive winning starts.
Most recently in the tournament, reigning Champions England hammered Italy and registered their 14th home games win in a row – though, according to Williams, the scintillating win of Wales over Scotland last weekend sent the impression that they can cause an upset. Continue reading Wales Have A Chance Against England
Manu Tuilagi is set to make a return to action when Leicester play Wasps in the final Anglo-Welsh Cup pool game. Assistant coach Geordan Murphy says the star could make his comeback from injury in the game.
They are the joints top with Newcastle who defeated Cardiff Blues 24-12 and Falcons lost 21-8 to Bath. Tuilagi missed the games against Racing 92 in the European Champions Cup due to an injury to his calf. Murphy feels he should be fit for the clash against Wasps. Continue reading TUILAGI SET FOR COMEBACK
Leicester Tigers winger Jonah Holmes believe the club’s crop of young players can carve out successful careers in the professional game.
The likes of backs Harry Simmons, Charlie Thacker, Jordan Olowofela, Tom Hardwick and Ben White have all stood up to be counted in this season’s Anglo-Welsh Cup games – and up-and-coming forwards such as Fred Tuilagi, Sam Lewis and Tommy Reffell have also given more than a glimpse of what they are about. Continue reading HOLMES PREDICTS BIG FUTURES
Gloucester are poised to pinch giant back Matt Banahan away from local rivals Bath next summer. Banahan has been offered a new two-year contract by Bath, thought to include a testimonial season, but they set him a deadline that has now passed and Gloucestershire Live understands that the Cherry and Whites are prepared to better it.
Bristol are also being linked with the 30-year-old, who can play at wing, centre or full-back, but it is thought that Gloucester are favourites to land his signature with the deal likely to be completed in the new year. Continue reading GLOUCESTER FAVOURITES TO SIGN BATH STAR
London Irish secured a 42-21 victory over Cardiff Blues. The victory helps them move to the top of the log on Friday but their hopes of semi-final qualification rests with the game between Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons.
Arno Botha scored his first London Irish try in the six-try win for the Exiles. Ofisa Treviranus, Alex Lewington, Tom Fowlie and Joe Cokanasiga were also on the scoresheet as Irish won their second Anglo-Welsh Cup game. Continue reading CARDIFF BLUES LOSE TO LONDON IRISH