To call the week gone by eventful would be like calling Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu discreet (feel free to insert creative word here).
Leinster were the favourites to win the Heineken cup, and boy did they show the public why. Even though they were stunned, much like he rest of the audience, by Northampton’s powerful first-half display.
The day before Harlequins left it down to the last minute to beat Stade Francais in the European Challenge Cup final in Cardiff.
After all the kerfuffle, Sir Clive Woodward will not be joining the RFU.
The verdict was passed and Manu Tuilagi was banned for 5 weeks. Why I hear you squeak? He was initially given a ten week suspension, “this was reduced by 50% to reflect Manu’s youth and inexperience, his admission of guilt and his genuine remorse.”
Sevens news, and the less heard of Armitage – Steffon has been called up to the England Sevens squad. However all was not meant to be as South Africa won the London leg of the tournament.
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The pick of the Super XV this week (you may disagree) the Cheetahs beat the Cipriani-less Melbourne Rebels 41-21 in Bloemfontein. The Cheetahs are slowly clawing their way up the table, even though the game was blighted by both sides being badly disciplined.