THis moNTH’s WiNNers aND Losers
WINNer AmerIcAN eyes
news that nbC’s opening coverage of Sarries v Worcester drew an audience of 103,000 – 43,000 shy of the UK audience – was very promising. A novelty or something more long-lasting? It will be fun finding out.
Loser DIscIpLINAry INjustIce
brive fly-half matthieu Ugalde got a 14-week ban after a feral gouge in an ill-tempered game v Grenoble. Was Chris Ashton’s 13-week ban for biting the same level of seriousness? We don’t think so.
WINNer HoustoN cALLINg
Leroy Houston had a hero’s welcome back at the rec. The bath back-row spent so much time with fans he nearly forgot his media commitments. Great to see the bond between player and fans is still intact.
Hot streak Sarries celebrate their european title last season