Heineken Cup – Weekend 1

Fascinating weekend – results below:Leicester 32-32 Ospreys
Toulouse 36-17 Sale
Cardiff Blues 20-6 Harlequins
Clermont Auvergne 36-18 Viadana
Glasgow 18-22 Biarritz
Northampton 31-27 Munster
Scarlets 24-12 Brive
Stade Francais 31-7 Edinburgh
Treviso 9-8 Perpignan
Gloucester 19-17 Newport-Gwent D’gons
Leinster 9-12 London Irish
Ulster 26-12 Bath

A home loss for Leinster stands out – didn’t see it myself but watched heartbreak for Dragons at Gloucester, a dismal victory for Cardiff Blues at home, a convincing Scarlets victory and the astonishing free for all at Leicester v Ospreys. Good start for Ulster – anyone see it?

A general point about the first Heineken weekend is that we can usually see some differences between Magners and English patterns. I think they have got a better turnover game than us.

Welsh Nationalist. Rugby Fan. Know a bit about History and Railways…