Weekend Round Up

Weekend Round Up

Moon & Olowofela called into England training squad:


After this weekends action a number of players have been injured and fall out the England squad. Joe Marler (Harlequins), Nick Schonert (Worcester Warriors), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers) and Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers) will not join up with the squad.

Ben Moon replaces Joe Marler and Jordan Olowofela replaces Manu Tuilagi after the weekends action and will join up with the squad in Bristol 

A reminder of the England training squad

Forwards:

Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton Saints), Nathan Hughes (Wasps), Nick Isiekwe (Saracens), Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens), Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints), Zach Mercer (Bath Rugby), Ben Moon (Exeter Chiefs), Michael Rhodes (Saracens), Chris Robshaw (Harlequins), Brad Shields (Wasps), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mako Vunipola (Saracens), Harry Williams (Exeter Chiefs), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons).  

Backs:

Chris Ashton (Sale Sharks), Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Joe Cokanasiga (Bath Rugby), Elliot Daly (Wasps), Nathan Earle (Harlequins), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Leicester Tigers), Alex Lozowski (Saracens), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Dan Robson (Wasps), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors),  Jordan Olowofela(Leicester Tigers).

Worcester Warriors get their first win in a thriller:

Ted Hill scored on the hooter to give Warriors there first win of the season in a thrilling 11 try nail biter at Welford Road. Worcester held a 26 point lead with 28 minutes to play only for Leicester to fight back to 37 all with minutes remaining. Their hearts were broken by 19 year old Ted Hill giving the Tigers their 3rd defeat of the season.



Argentina lose Moyano for All Black clash:

Moyano is still recovering from a rib injury he picked up in Australia and will miss the New Zealand test on home soil. Ramiro Moyano scored a great slo effort against the World Champions in Nelson.

The Kings down Glasgow Warriors:

The Kings earned their first Pro 14 win of the season with a superb win over Glasgow Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The South African side have had a tough start but turned on the charm in a 5 try 38-28 win over the unbeaten Scottish outfit. Glasgow can take some positives out the game as they fought back from 31-0 down after a poor first half.

Montpellier, Stade Francais and RC Toulon get big wins:

Stade Francais downed Pau away from home in the leagues only away win of the weekend and moved to 2nd on the log while both Montpellier and Toulon started reviving their season after slow starts. Vern Cotter's side ran in 10 tries against 14 man Toulouse with Louis Picamoles scoring 4 on the day.

Henry Speight helps Ulster to a draw in Bloemfontein:

Speight scored a pick and drive try after the hooter to give Ulster a draw against a deadly Cheetahs side. It finished 5 tries a piece in the 78 point thriller as the South African sides showed how strong they are at home.

 Vincent Koch recalled to the Springbok Squad:

Rassie Erasmus has recalled Koch and named Ruhan Nel as the only uncapped player in his squad for the final 2 games of the Rugby Championsip. Nel, currently at Western Province, made his name as star on the World 7's circuit for the Blitzboks and has won 2 World Series Titles and a Bronze Medal at the Olympics.

Western Province and Sharks remain unbeaten in the Currie Cup:

Both WP and the Sharks continued their winning run this weekend making it 4 bonus point wins from 4. The Cape Town side currently top the log due to points difference and face each other this weekend at Newlands on  September 29 in the nly Currie Cup fixture of the weekend

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