Excellent performance by the English clubs to get 5 of the 8 quarter final places, it guarantees an English team gets to the final. A fabulous achievement by Exeter Chiefs to get there after only recently getting into the Premier League. There are also 4 English clubs in the Challenge cup quarter final too. Well done to Connaught and Newport Gwent Dragons getting there as well, I love it when the lesser funded clubs in comparison to the other Pro 12 teams like these two succeed.
Could someone explain the logic for why London Irish are playing Saracens in New York today?! I get that they want to expand interest in the game but it's on the same day as England v Wales - that just seems madness....
Hope Wales win - but I think England have more than enough motivation and have been looking frisky in their games so far so I would definitely back them to beat us today.
Last Edit: Mar 12, 2016 13:58:13 GMT by irishrover
Yes - but the point is surely they won't be making any given that any Rugby fans in New York who might have been interested were surely going to be watching England V Wales! Lots of observations to the effect that there were a lot of empty seats - just seemed really strange timing.