It’s here – Rugby World Cup 2015. A slightly irreverent look at ITVs’ RWC coverage of the opening exchanges last night.
If you look at the Sky Sports page for this final weekend of pool action, you’ll notice that in all the pools you can watch a choice of either final match on the main channel or the red button.
As the first 2 parts have stated, England have a pack with runners, a midfield that can crash and whippets out wide. Scotland have picked a team with a need and runners of their own. They have abrasion and risk in equal measure in their selections.
Scotsmen think they can win this. Englishmen have an expectation to win. Alex Ferguson himself thinks Scotland have a chance. We will all be watching and wondering.
So as it is, frankly, impossible to tell if this game will be close, a rout or an 8 point victory I have come up with how the game would pan out if it was played in my head. Yeah. That dark, scary place…
And so, three teams remain in Pool B. Georgia and Romania have huffed and puffed, and threatened to blow the houses of England and Scotland down, but now both teams are consigned to four years in the wilderness before the bright light shines on them once more.
In which Rory takes a look at the opening weeks of next season’s Heineken Cup fixtures. With Sean Lineen looking to prove his underperforming squad has not been destroyed by further departures, and Michael Bradley looking to make an instant impact at the helm of Edinburgh, it should make an interesting return to high intensity rugby following all the World Cup madness.
Glasgow Team to face Scarlets: Stortoni, O’Hare, Murchie, Morrison, Van Der Merwe, Jackson, Cusiter; Tkachuk, Hall, Low, Muldowney, Ryder, Eddie, Vernon, Beattie
Percentage of these players who will not be in the Glasgow team next year: 30%.
Watch it: Firhill or BBC Alba, Friday night, 8pm.
Edinburgh Team to Face v Dragons: Paterson, Webster, Thompson, De Luca, Visser, Laidlaw, M Blair, Traynor, Kelly, Cross, MacLeod, Lozada, McInally, Rennie, Denton
Watch it: at Murrayfield.