It was an eventful rugby day having witnessed two must-watch matches that were tough, physical, committed and played at a phenomenally super standard between four classical teams who showcased their ‘A game’, it was an outstanding knockout rugby.

There was a lot of remarkable drama in both matches with each getting the climax it deserved as both Exeter and Wasps scored last-minute tries to come from behind and claim memorable victories.

Such drama is rare in the game of rugby, to get two back to back just shows what a remarkable league this is.

Comparing the two matches, the similarities are notable, with a fewfascinating differences.

At Sandy Park, the Chiefs bravely faced Saracens and outplayed them at their own game, while at the Ricoh Stadium the contrast between the two teams was stark, with the match boiling down to a contest between Wasps’ free-running backs and Leicester’s hard-carrying forwards.

Considering the tough semifinals, it indicates that the final is really promising, it will be another tactical battle between two sides with absolutely different approaches to the game, although it can be said that Wasps coach Dai Young will be glad to meet Exeter than a Sarries side looking to complete the double. Continue reading

Goode Back For Saracens

Alex Goode has his hopes up for his team, especially after their success at Bath.

The Six Nations party bus might not have reserved a seat for Alex Goode but Saracens will surely get his help on two fronts in the coming months. As he returns to the team along with two other international fellow players he hopes to help the team just in time for the crucial period when they are about to move on to the final stages of the Premiership league.

Goode was sent to play for England in autumn of the previous year when the team played against Fiji. However an ankle injury got his plans changed and hence he is now looking forward to playing for Saracens once again. He had been Player of the Year for which he might have felt left out as his team England won for the second time at Six Nations. However, there are more opportunities that he can look forward to with his club. Last season his club was victorious in the Champions Cup league. Continue reading