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