Tag: London Welsh

Don’t Cry for Me: Piri Weepu

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CASTRES, FRANCE – Former All Black Piri Weepu has put professional concerns on the backburner for the moment as he concentrates on finding a way to enjoy his rugby again. The 32-year-old half-back has yet to make his debut with amateur side Saint-Sulpice-sur-Tarn, who play in the sixth tier of French rugby. He arrived at the […]

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Aviva Premiership Recap: Exeter Heartbreak

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Exeter, England – The Chiefs entered the season as mid-table mediocrities. Their rise through the ranks of England’s club rugby system has been extraordinary, but the general consensus was that the team had reached it’s zenith with Heineken Cup appearances. Given the strength of Harlequins, Leicester, Saracens, Northampton, and Bath, Exeter were expected to compete […]

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Aviva Premiership MVK, Sniper and more Kicking Stats!

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – Here it is: the final kickers ranking table for the 2014-2015 regular season of the Aviva Premiership! The Most Valuable Kicker (MVK) is George Ford with 18 points scored over the expected return. Ford finished the season well, and continued to add value to Bath right through the end.  Gareth Steenson and Rory Clegg have the […]

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Aviva Premiership Preview- Frantic Finish

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND – For three clubs, this weekend is make or break. Leicester, Exeter, and Saracens all enter the fray with nothing guaranteed, and only a point separating the sides. Both Exeter and Saracens sit on 63 points, while Leicester, by virtue of their victory over Wasps at the Ricoh last weekend, have 64. However, the Tigers […]

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Aviva Premiership Recap: Round 19

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LONDON, ENGLAND – With nineteen rounds in the books, the playoff picture is still unsettled in England. The potential field has been winnowed to five teams, but the race for a home semi-final heated up when Bath cooled down in March. With three rounds left, nothing is certain. Bath vs. Newcastle Newcastle sits in eleventh place in […]

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Aviva Premiership Round 17 Recap

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BATH, ENGLAND – The marquee matchup this weekend was supposed to be Bath versus Sale. Bath has been in freefall, losing their last three league matches and falling out of playoff position, while Sale desperately needed a victory to keep themselves in contention. Instead, they played a turgid, error strewn match while the rest of the […]

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