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GP Round Up 12 Bru

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Admin on 12 Jan 2009 at 09:17
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A wrap of this weeks Guinness Premiership action.  Superbru have messed up the table so badly, I am not even going to try and attempt an article on it.

As an example PJLD has scored 4 points in the last two rounds yet he has only two points. On the other hand SS has scored zero points over the last three rounds yet he got one point. I am not even going to TRY and fathom out the rest of their cock-ups.  

Tom May eased Newcastle’s Guinness Premiership relegation fears with a penalty 10 minutes from time to earn them a precious 10-7 victory over high-flying Gloucester at a blustery Kingston Park.

Despite surviving on scraps, Newcastle took a seven-point lead into half-time following Danny Williams fourth try in his last four starts.

Scrum-half Rory Lawson replied immediately after half-time as a swing in momentum looked inevitable with the change of ends.

But Newcastle’s defence was resolute and May grabbed the decisive penalty for Falcons.

Saracens fly-half Glen Jackson provided an immaculate 15-point goal-kicking contribution to a runaway 37-13 victory which leaves Bristol rooted to the bottom of the Guinness Premiership.

Jackson landed three penalties and three conversions for the Londoners, who had to wait until six minutes from time to secure the bonus point when England captain Steve Borthwick scored their fourth try.

Bristol were never in contention after Sarries’ Italy prop Matias Aguero and recent arrival Brad Barritt, making his first full appearance in place of injured centre Andy Farrell, hit them with tries in the opening 15 minutes.

Winger Paul Diggin raced in for two tries and in-form Ben Foden scored the third as Northampton extended their unbeaten home run to 28 matches with a 17-13 derby victory over Leicester.

An uncharacteristic off-day by goalkicker Stephen Myler, who had a terrible first half with the boot, made the task more difficult for Saints than it should have been.

But they were good value for their win as they repelled a fightback by Tigers whose points all came from England fly-half Toby Flood, who added a second-half try and conversion to his two first-half penalties.

Saturday’s other games at Bath and Harlequins were both postponed due to frozen pitches.

Bath’s Recreation Ground was deemed unplayable less than two hours before the scheduled kick-off time and so Wasps had a wasted journey.

The match is now set to be rearranged for January 31 – when both sides’ internationals will be unavailable.

Harlequins’ meeting with Worcester had already been called off on Friday with the ground at The Stoop rock solid.

On Friday, Martin Johnson watched on as Sale edged a ferocious encounter against leaders London Irish 14-8 thanks to a try created and scored by three players hoping to catch the eye of the England manager.

Irish led 8-6 at the break at a bitterly cold Edgeley Park but excellent work from discarded fly-half Charlie Hodgson and replacement Mathew Tait allowed forgotten wing Mark Cueto to scamper clear in the 57th minute.

It was another reminder to Johnson and his coaching team of Cueto’s quality, his fourth try in his last three games continuing a recent renaissance after his desperate struggle for form and fitness in the aftermath of the 2007 World Cup.

Hodgson also put himself in the frame for an international recall with the Six Nations on the horizon after helping secure arguably Sale’s finest victory of the season.

Hodgson kicked Sale’s other points, while Topsy Ojo’s try and a penalty from Shane Geraghty helped ensure the Exiles did at least pick up a losing bonus point.

Round Up Courtesy of Sporting Life


  • Ice was 2nd Highest MVP this week 😯 😆

    Rob got MVP but with only 5,5 points scored it is not even worth mentioning. 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.01.09 09:20:15 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • CSB seems to not get any default pick points. Even the two Default wins that he got in the first round which were initially there, are now gone. 😕

    I am not going to bother trying to see what else is wrong, hopefully Sb wake up and smell the mess up themselves.

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.01.09 09:30:08 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    maybe because I catually played?? 🙄 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.01.09 09:36:06 by Ice (you can leave your hat on!) Reply
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  • @Ice (you can leave your hat on!) (Comment 3) :

    Ja it does help when you actually make your picks. 😆

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.01.09 09:39:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Hallo Everybody… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.01.09 09:44:17 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 5) : Yo Charlie

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.01.09 10:06:15 by PJLD Reply
  • OK I just heard on the radio that Heyneke has signed with the Spear as Director of Rugby. Isn’t going from the Tigers to Spears a bit of a step backwards? 😯

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.01.09 10:11:57 by klempie Reply

  • @PJLD (Comment 6) : Hosh mase kind… 😈

  • Comment 8, posted at 12.01.09 10:12:47 by Charlie Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) : not for me… I missed half of mine and did better as a result.

  • Comment 9, posted at 12.01.09 10:13:46 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • guess who scored a try for Sarries 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 12.01.09 10:15:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    I saw that. Brad Barritt!!!!!!!!!

    About time he scored something!!!!!!!!!!!! 😆

  • Comment 11, posted at 12.01.09 10:32:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • How the hell can Gloucester lose to Newcastle? 👿 And Toby Flood was crap for Leicester. Damn SB for making me care. 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 12.01.09 10:34:49 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 12) :

    And how the Hell can Siants beat Leicester???????

  • Comment 13, posted at 12.01.09 10:36:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @McLovin (Comment 12) :

    Is the stick on top of that apple poking her in the eye?

    Actually. Is it a HER or a WP fan? 😛 (roll on 14 feb)

  • Comment 14, posted at 12.01.09 10:37:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : Brad’s value was never scoring tries at the Sharks. It was about creating opportunities and space. Why should that change over there? 🙄

  • Comment 15, posted at 12.01.09 10:37:48 by klempie Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) : All good questions. To which I dont have any answers unfortunately. 😛

  • Comment 16, posted at 12.01.09 10:43:12 by McLovin Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : you seen his girlfriend? 🙂

  • Comment 17, posted at 12.01.09 10:46:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : She’s not a Pom is she? 😯

  • Comment 18, posted at 12.01.09 10:48:12 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 18) : nope – fine Durban stock of Mediterranean descent, from what I can tell.

  • Comment 19, posted at 12.01.09 10:51:40 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Pheeeeewwww!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 12.01.09 10:53:14 by klempie Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Where can we see her?

  • Comment 21, posted at 12.01.09 11:05:08 by McLovin Reply

  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : he he… there’s a can of worms I ain’t planning on opening

  • Comment 22, posted at 12.01.09 11:09:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 21) : 😐

  • Comment 23, posted at 12.01.09 11:12:53 by PJLD Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 21) :

    At the next Saracens Match. 😆

  • Comment 24, posted at 12.01.09 11:25:27 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 11) : 😈

  • Comment 25, posted at 12.01.09 11:29:36 by Charlie Reply


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