What’s not on TV can’t hurt you!

It’s a biggie, this weekend. Up and down the country rugby fans will become hermits, forget to wash and most likely forget about (OMG, GAMU!) Saturday night reality TV as the Heineken Cup starts up again.

Thankfully the national papers have already written our sides off, so we, the fans don’t have to think about it. Cheers. Maybe next year, eh? Oh…. We’ve been written off for that one, too?! Ok. Also, our Commonwealth 7s campaign starts on Monday. Tape it? Alright. Let’s just focus on our club rugby, then…

And what a belter last week was!

Disallowed tries, yellow cards, spear tackles… and that was just in Hawks versus Dundee! In fact every single match was tight this week, as we draw ever closer to squeaky-bum time. The split is looming. No wonder, then, that there was one draw and 4 bonuses for keeping within 7 points of the winner on Saturday. Currie must be praying for the draws to stop. Watsonians are just happy to get the monkey off their backs. Someone get a bloody monkey for Ayr!

Here are last week’s results;

Saturday, 02 October 2010
15:00Watsonians15:13Stirling County
15:00Glasgow Hawks25:24Dundee HSFP

So what surprises will be waiting for us in the Sunday papers? Well there is a vitally important clash between Stirling and Hawick which could decide which side stays in the top 8 and which one is scrapping amongst the bottom sides. Don’t be surprised, then, when this one gets a bit niggly. Some yellow cards could be dished out.

Other fixtures see one of the leagues bottom side, West, take on leaders, Ayr. I wish I could predict anything other than a try-riot, but the omens aren’t good. Ayr keep winning, and West have conceded more points than anyone else. Also expect Dundee to exercise last week’s demons against a leaky Selkirk defence.

Here are Saturday’s fixture;

Saturday, 09 October 2010
15:00Dundee HSFP:Selkirk
15:00Heriot’s:Glasgow Hawks
15:00Stirling County:Hawick

In other, frankly upsetting, news the race for top Dymock has taken another twist as Andrew ‘The Little Prince’ Dymock scored against Hawks last week. This gives the table a rounded look;

Neil Dymock-   5 pts

Andrew Dymock- 5 pts

Alan Dymock- 5 pts


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Dundonian Alan has played rugby all over the world for various teams including Dundee High School, Heriot's and the Scottish Club International. Now writing from London he covers all issues international and unreported.