The Cure For Insomnia Gloucester v Bath
I am now at an age where quality sleep is difficult to obtain, long dark nights are interspersed with fitful sleep, constant glances at the luminous clock to watch the hours tick slowly by towards daylight.
Gloucester v Bath on Saturday proved to be the answer to my prayers, as an endless first half descended into an exhibition of muddy error strewn rugby, my eyelids fell and I drifted into a lengthy deep blissful sleep.
Not the greatest compliment an Aviva Premership West Country Derby would wish to receive, but a very grateful one from me none the less.
Wallabies Fail To Remove Stubborn Steyn
Having been reported missing at welford road last year, I am pleased to be able to inform readers that Morne Steyn was found alive and well at Loftus Versfeld last Saturday afternoon.
His 18 points (4 penalties and 2 drop goals) gave South Africa a much needed victory over Australia by 18 points to 10.
Australia scored the only try of the game through prop Scott Sio, but Steyn’s boot proved to be the crucial factor in the Boks win.
Vern Cotter’s Euro Millions
The gulf between the haves and have-nots in professional rugby was vividly highlighted this week when news emerged that Scotland coach Vern Cotter will take charge of Montpellier next summer.
The deal makes him the first club coach to earn over one million euros per annum.
Montpellier’s billionaire owner Mohed Altrad is behind the deal that will see Cotter earn more than £2.5 million over three years.
AA Meeting At Twickenham On Saturday
Next Saturday why not join me at an AA meeting !
This one will involve the odd drink or two, as the AA in question refers to Argentina and Australia, who meet at Twickenham , kick off 7.30pm, in the final match of the 2016 rugby championship.
Tickets still available via Ticketmaster.
Do not miss next Monday’s SportsDragons Roar “Last Tango In Twickenham ”
Hasta pronto amigos !