Quote of the week­end

The Guardian - - SPORT -

I think the Premier­ship is so tribal. We smash the hell out of each other and then we are al­most too tired to get out there and have a crack when it comes to the Cham­pi­ons Cup. You can see where the teams are in the ta­ble that teams are un­der a lot of pres­sure Todd Black­ad­der ( ), Bath’s di­rec­tor of rugby, tries to ex­plain English clubs’ strug­gles in Europe Owens shines from front to back War­ren Gat­land watched Scarlets beat Le­ices­ter on Satur­day evening and he would have been im­pressed by the ver­sa­til­ity of the Scarlets hooker Ken Owens ( ) who played at No 8 again be­cause of his side’s back-row cri­sis and ended up with the man-of-the-match award. Wayne Pi­vac, his coach, said: “He’s a great guy who al­ways puts the team first.”

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