Thursday, September 21, 2017

Leinster go for another bonus point win, and the circus comes to the PRO14!

Stuart Berry

Leinster continue their African safari with a trip to take on the Cheetahs on Friday. It's good to see Nacewa and Gibson Park back in the team, and going on last week where Zebre gave the Cheetahs a good match, we should be going for another bonus point. They'll come back with nice tans anyway! While the SA teams haven't set the PRO14 alight, I thought SA ref Stuart Berryman put in a tidy performance last week. Refereeing in not necessarily the PRO 14's strong point.

It's not exactly a triumph of scheduling on Friday night - four matches, three featuring Irish sides, and I normally like to watch them all. Glasgow v Munster should be a savage match. At least I'll get to see Connacht on Saturday.

Meanwhile, in Port Elisabeth, a transformation group is calling for a boycott of the Southern Kings matches. You'll have to google the background yourself, you could get a book, a boxset out of the travails of the Kings, it must have been going on for 10 years now, in and out of competitions, players not being's a mystery when things are run like this in SA Rugby why the Springboks aren't doing better. You could have been forgiven for thinking the boycott had started last week, with 3000 fans in a 45000 seater stadium, The circus comes to the PRO 14!

Friday 22nd September
Cheetahs 19:00 Leinster
Benetton Rugby 19:35 Ospreys
Glasgow Warriors 19:35 Munster
Ulster 19:35 Dragons
Saturday 23rd September
Connacht 15:15 Cardiff Blues On Sky
Southern Kings 18:35 Zebre
Scarlets 19:35 Edinburgh

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