Now comes the hard bit at Worcester. Fourth in the Premiership is highly commendable and the next set of games could determine how far Gloucester have advanced and improved. The immediate task is far from straightforward at Worcester. They have just ground out a win at Exeter and could very easily have won at Gloucester in the first meeting. They will be well fired-up, but if and when the Cherry and Whites put the various elements of the game together, they should fear nobody.
The 6 Nations is always preceded by press hype and hope, but rarely does the opening weekend live up to inflated, delusional writing and reporting. Rarely does the first tranche of games explode into life with vibrant displays, but Wales (or should we call them the Scarlets now?) knocked a gaping hole into that assumption. Their game, however, was a classic chicken and egg conundrum: were Wales brilliant because of their inherent skills and passion, or were Scotland abject beyond belief?
Mark Cornwell was enjoying a little whinge about Hartpury having to travel to Cornwall and find that the match was postponed. It is a fair old trundle for nothing, but we used to go down there once a year on the annual club tour and we prayed that the fates might intervene to get a cancellation or two. The script was fairly constant year on year. In those days we had buses and Roy Fowke was the self-appointed master of ceremonies.
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Selecting a term
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