1) Tigers’ plight summed up by brilliance and defeat This is not the first time Leicester have proved themselves capable of the sort of rugby not even a team like Exeter can live with. And it is not the first time they have proved themselves incapable of sustaining it. Brilliance and defeat. It is one sure sign of a collective in turmoil, knowing they should be in a better place than they are but consistently freezing just as they threaten to attain it. And then the sight of their equable director of rugby, Geordan Murphy, who in his day represented the very definition of coolness above a storm, dissolving into a finger-pointing fury with one of Welford Road’s own further hints at a meltdown in Leicester’s core. Which will out, the brilliance of the personnel or the unprecedented pressures of life at the bottom with a team like Saracens in pursuit? These are strange times. Michael Aylwin • Match report: Leicester 22-31 Exeter 2) Wasps looking over their shoulders after defeat “Christmas is cancelled” was how Dai Young summed up his feelings after watching Wasps throw away a 17-point lead against Harlequins, and it was hard not to sympathise. He… Read full this story
- Barewa Rugby Club to face Cowrie Rugby Club in repeat of 2016 Presidents Cup final
- Toward a more perfect Union Square
- Jeremy Corbyn sets out conditions for second European Union referendum support
- Men’s hockey sweeps RPI, no. 16 Union
- Prep Talk: Hair-raising tradition is just one of the trends Lancaster looks to extend during Far West Regionals
- Unions’ political advantage could be tested in Mass.
- “Vice” Director Adam McKay Talks About Dick Cheney’s Love Affair With Power
- Teachers' Union to Bring Back Plan to Tax the Rich If State Doesn't Fund Schools
- College football by the odds: Vegas picks and preview of championship weekend
- Time’s up on Boston firefighters and ‘locker room talk’
Rugby union: talking points from the weekend's Premiership action have 309 words, post on www.theguardian.com at December 23, 2019. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.