Was it really 6 weeks ago that Saracens took their game to new levels by shutting out Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup Final. It was a ruthless show of how to close out a pressure game from behind – a true International game in club jerseys.
As the denouement of the Six Nations, Heineken Champions Cup, Challenge Cup and domestic leagues have played out over the last few weeks, it was tempting to look off-field as well as on-field for all the rugby stories.
When two of the top three teams in the Premiership meet in the City’s Capital, its going to be tasty and so it was last weekend at the London Olympic Stadium. Saracens the Champions took on the fast improving Harlequins for Arnold Hills – Heroes and it was an intense, quality occasion.
We are delighted to be supplying Schalk Burger & Sons wines for the Arnold Hills – Heroes Saracens v Harlequins match at London Stadium on 23 March. You can view the full menu here: The Arnold Hills – Tulip Club A4 landscape folded – Saracens.
It was said that England lost the Rugby World Cup Final of 1991 against Australia through inflexibility. Our narrative was that we felt our strategy was going to work, and then it didn’t! The Campese deliberate knock down hardly helped but we didn’t mix up our game enough to keep the Aussies guessing when the game was there for the taking.
named of course after the great Louis Oosthuizen. Why 57? He shot that score at Mossel Bay GC on the Garden route!
It has all been about England in this year’s Six Nations, with some very smart kicking strategy and then the ball most often in the hands of their playmakers and matchwinners. With this approach, the traditional back row contests and set piece battles become statistics but not match defining.
Exciting news from Sumaridge Estate as not only is the 2019 harvest underway but they are also taking advantage of the latest winemaking techniques using gravity (rather than mechanical pumps) in the fermentation of their famous Pinot Noir. Using gravity rather than force means the extraction of colour, tannin and flavour is a more natural, gentle process resulting a more delicate, nuanced wine.
For every two cases (12 bottles) you purchase from the Collalbrigo Estate collection you will receive a complimentary ticket to the Six Nations clash between Italy and Ireland in Rome on Sunday 24th February.
There comes a time when an English rugby team has suffered enough, certainly after two humbling defeats against the Irish in past years depriving them of silverware in one case and suffering in silence their grand slam celebrations at Twickenham in another.