There are some defeats that are so soul-crushingly […]
As previously discussed the EDF Energy Cup is SHIT, but it was a bumper weekend of fixtures and it is still our duty to bring you the latest analysis from our computer. This week we have added a Commodore 64 motherboard to it, meaning it can now make the data flash as it is processed.
Wasps – Cannot single out a single player. Last Friday at Welford Road was obviously a false start, the whole team were utterly clueless at Kingsholm as they went down to Gloucester. The relatively close scoreline flattered the London side, who were without imagination, composure and even enough power.
The Farrell Boys: Unlikely to get a contract with Hugo Boss
Saracens may have lost today to a faultless kicking display by Stephen Jones for the Scarlets, but they will take heart that Farrell managed to to get on for 17 minutes without getting injured. Not too much though, as the Farrell in question was Owen, the son of RL legend and physio-room junkie Andy, who today became the youngest ever player to turn out in the EDF Energy Cup. Is that not the most undewhelming record you have ever set your eyes on or what?
The EDF Energy Cup, that jumps into the fixture list like an unwelcome uncle drunkenly falling off his stool at a christening, is a strange beast full of contradictions. It is quite low profile yet it manages to displace an entire weekend of Premiership fixtures to midweek kick-offs; it is a domestic cup that has a stupid Euro-style group stage; and no-one really gives a shit about it, despite it being quite a decent money-spinner with the added pot of gold that is a Heineken Cup place for the winner.
EDF Energy Cup, 26th October. Sale lost this game, but you’ll have to go a very long way to see a try as good as this one.