Oh – Just Champion!

Well that went really well!

My predictions for the Champions Cup were a complete shambles this week – I managed to get a pathetic 4 out of 10.

Two of the games went down to the last kick – I picked the Tigers but lost out when Wasps lost in overtime. I did point out at the time that the ref shouldn’t have allowed Connacht to go for the lineout as the clock was already red – but a). I was some distance and a sea away on the sofa and b). It would have been the first time in my life that a ref ever took any fucking notice of anything I ever spouted.

I imagine Dai Young (he really should have a Scandinavian assistant called Leaf Farst) and the Wasps squad are pretty miffed at the mistake!

I’m guessing that the EPCR statement was of little consolation –

http://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/news/34372.php#.WFe-4lOLSUk

The club are being relatively philosophical about it right now, but may not feel the same if it ultimately costs them in the tournament –

https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2016/1219/839963-wasps/

With just two more rounds to go the pools are sorting themselves out and the race is on to secure a home quarter final.

It will be interesting to see if EPCR do take some form of action regarding Saints sending a weakened team to Leinster.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/saints-could-face-action-over-weak-team-hvj5t2r7s

If they choose to do nothing it could have an impact on the final standings with teams already eliminated saving their key players for the league competitions.

 

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