Ian Madigan (picture http://bit.ly/X5O15w)
I started off by watching the last 30 mins or so of the Edinburgh Ulster match. Ulster just look out of sorts, off the pace. They could do with Pienaar back – they showed with Trimble’s try they can still pull a bit of magic out of the bag, but something has gone from the team after cruising so long this season. They are still in the play off spots, and can still have a really good season, but they need to find that x-factor again.
I watched like 2 minutes of the Munster Connacht match – great to see The Big Man back, there’s an energy about players like POC and BOD that radiates through a team. Let’s hope Munster get a good HC run now.
Then I caught the last 15 minutes of the match Leinster Glasgow match, and was alarmed to see Ian Madigan with a squirrel attacking his head. Frankly though, if he plays like that, he can wear his hair anyway he likes… he has that ability to score tries in tight situations like no one else. He’d nearly scored a break out try minutes before, so it was just rewards. There was a touch of luck about that victory over what has become an excellent Glasgow side..but we’ll take it! And after a slow start last year, somehow Leinster are no 1 again, and probably odds on now to win the thing.
I also watched a bit of the Force/Cheetahs match – where have the Cheetahs found that game, they can really play now! And also the start of theStormers/Brumbies match, which was really good, great skill, and eye scorching physicality!
Saturday , March 23
Munster 22 - 0 Connacht
Benetton Treviso 26 - 17 Cardiff Blues
Leinster 22 - 17 Glasgow
Friday , March 22
Zebre 10 - 24 Scarlets
Ospreys 52 - 19 Newport Gwent D'gons
Edinburgh 14 - 8 Ulster