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Gallagher Premiership News – First few weeks…

Already It Is Shaping Up To Be Quite An Exciting Season…

Winners cup with ribbons

2018/19 Gallagher Premiership Rugby Cup

  • We are only 3 weeks into the Gallagher Rugby Premiership but already there have been some interesting results alongside some amazing displays from all clubs. The season kicked off at Ashton Gate Stadium where Bristol played against their neighbours and long-established members of the Premiership, Bath Rugby. This opening game was always going to be a big test for the newcomers but with the game being a very close derby it made it even more interesting. Bristol made the most of Bath errors and kicked the penalties enabling them to come out on top 17-10 to the Bears. The return fixture will be held at Twickenham Stadium in April, Baths annual event at HQ – The Clash Click to view our Sample itinerary 

Moving to the Midlands

  • Leicester Tigers, It is great to see Manu Tuilagi back in action after a couple of difficult seasons on the side lines due to injury. He was able to deliver a solid line break which he then scored a try and was one of the best try’s scored on round 2 against the Newcastle Falcons, final score 49-33. Over the past couple of seasons, he has been heavily bandaged up like an ‘Egyptian mummy’ but it is good to see him causing chaos for the Tigers and will hopefully see him back in the England shirt in no time.

The reigning champions

  • Saracens are back to their winning ways as they have won 3/3 of their opening games. Their opening game was away to last season’s semi-finalists Newcastle Falcons, winning 21-32. The following week a home match against the Bristol Bears secured another result against the newcomers 44-23. Last weekend away to Northampton Saints they managed to come away with a 27-38 Win. Could the Saracens be in for a shout of doing the double or will the Exeter Chiefs have something to say about that?

Ones to Watch

  • The Chiefs have opened their season with three W’s. Their convincing 40-6 win in their opening game over the Leicester Tigers was a great way to start the season. They followed that up with an away win over the Wasps 31-42 and last weekend secured a 35-18 win over Sale Sharks. Looking on paper in the past 3 games the Exeter Chiefs have achieved the following:-
    -Scored the most points with 117
    -Highest number of try’s with 17
    -The most metres gained with 1468
    -2nd place, the most carries with 441
    -The most clean breaks with 48
    -The most defenders beaten with 97
    -The highest turnovers with 26.

 

  • They sound like quite a force to be reckoned with! Watch out this season for young Sam Maunder playing his first match for the Chiefs at just 18 years of age. Sam is the brother of 19-year-old Jack, both sons of Andy Maunder who played for Exeter in the 90’s All three were scrum-half’s.
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