I was a few inches left of the post from achieving a clean sweep this weekend.
Danny Cipriani had a conversion from the touchline to beat Saracens.
Sadly it drifted wide and I had to settle for 5.5 out of 6 on my Premiership Predictions – to add to my 3 from 3 for the 6 Nations.
Cipps did contribute 11 points and will be much missed by the Sharks when he starts to wear the Wasps shirt again, sometime soon.
After some of the recent disasters in my rugby guesses a 94.44% success over the weekend is not much short of me turning up at the London 7s and feeding the lot on 5 Wonderloaf and haddock pasties.
It was a good weekend for TV fans with a wealth of live rugby on offer. Luckily I didn’t suffer from DVT as I made sure I exercised during the half time breaks and when the TMO was sodding about trying to get the rewind button to work. Whilst the distance between the fridge and the sofa probably wouldn’t have bothered Mo Farah overly, I did find it a bit of a puff, particularly when loaded up with cans and pasties on the return leg.
The last game I saw was Wasps v Harlequins where Dai Young’s side grabbed another bonus point win, scoring 5 tries and finishing the weekend at 3rd in the table after 14 rounds.
They have now won 6 on the bounce and are looking like the form team at the moment with a 5 point advantage over Saints in fifth.
Elsewhere the Premiership results were predictable (at least by me, as it turned out) with home wins for Saints, Tigers, Chiefs and Gloucester.
Dai Young has created an exciting brand of rugby at Wasps with both home grown talent and some shrewd recruitment – not least Nathan Hughes and the evergreen George Smith.
I suspect that, when Warren heads back south for a job interview in the land of the long white cloud, Dai will be on the WRFU shortlist.
One last thought – wouldn’t it be great if Wasps employed a physio called Olivia Fast?
Loll could have great fun on the ‘Rugby Club’ talking about them.