THis moNTH’s WiN­Ners aND Losers

Rugby World - - Editor’s Welcome -

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.

Cover im­ages: Eng­land & Ex­port – gEtty Im­agEs & Inpho. IrE­land – Inpho. scot­land – gEtty Im­agEs, huw Evans agEncy & Inpho. walEs – tom Jack­son. piCs: gEtty Im­agEs, Inpho & twIt­tEr

Hot streak Sar­ries cel­e­brate their euro­pean ti­tle last sea­son

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