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Weekend TV Planner

Posted by Niall on September 20, 2013

This weekend sees action from the ITM and Currie cup along with matches from the Top 14, Aviva Premiership and Rabodirect Pro12. With all this excitement It would be easy to miss out. Thankfully below is our handy guide to fit in as much rugby watching as possible over the next few days.

**Remember to stay hydrated and stretch regularly! This is a marathon not a sprint**

Friday:

– 8:30 am Otago v Manawatu (Sky Sports 2)

– 6:00 pm Western provence v Griquas (Sky Sports 4)

– 7:00 pm Worcester v Harlequins (BT Sports 1)

– 7:00 pm Glasgow v Leinster (TG4)

– 7:40 pm Montpellier v Clermont (Setanta)

Saturday:

– 6:30 am Wellington v Canterbury (Sky Sports 2)

– 8:30 am Taranaki v Bay of Plenty (Sky Sports 2)

– 1:30 pm Toulouse v Castres (BT Sports 2)

– 3:00 pm Gloucester v Northampton (BT Sports 1)

– 6:15 pm Connacht v Ulster (RTE)

– 7:15 pm Oyonnax v Stade Francais (BT Sports 2)

Sunday:

– 1:00 pm Saracens v Bath (BT Sports 1)

– 3:00 pm Nottingham v London Welsh (Sky Sports 3)

 

If we have missed anything please leave a comment below.

Juan Smith Signs For Toulon

Posted by Colm on September 2, 2013

Former Springbok Juan Smith has signed for European Champions Toulon. The 32-year-old flanker had retired in February after being sidelined for 18 months with a Achilles tendon problem.

After proving his fitness in a series of medical exams, the South African is said Read more

Sex Watch : Oyonnax Preview

Posted by Colm on August 31, 2013

Well, It’s been a week and Sex Watch is back, last weekend saw Racing Metro come up against big spending European Champions Toulon at the Stade Mayol in Toulon.

Unfortunately for the Irish out-half, Johnny Wilkinson got the better of him in this somewhat one-sided affair. Sexton did have a flawless kicking display not missing any of his three penalty attempts but it was early into the second half Read more

World Cup of Clubs?

Posted by Colm on August 27, 2013

It is being reported in France that Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has made his wish a reality by arranging a February 2nd meeting between his European Champions and Super Rugby Champions the Wakaito Chiefs.

Despite ERC president Jean-Pierre Lux stating earlier this month :

“Under the terms of the European Rugby Cup participation agreement that they signed before the competition, the clubs do not have the right to play such a game as European champions especially against the winners of the Super 15, it is stated in the agreement. I totally understand that he wanted to do something, but Mr Boudjellal does not have the latitude to organise such a game. It’s a good idea”

Although I personally think the game is a great idea and would make a fantastic advertisement for the game, the proposed date of February 2nd clashes with the first round of the Six Nations. The same idea has been done in other sports, for instance in Rugby League and Football. Is it time for Union to step up to the plate?

Let us know what you think about the prospect of Leinster or any European team taking on the might of the Super Rugby Champions in the future.

 

Sex watch: Toulon preview

Posted by Colm on August 22, 2013

After being substituted before the hour mark in his opening game, Irish out half Johnny Sexton will hope to put in a steadier performance against European champions Toulon on Friday night.

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