Heineken Cup Clean Sweep – Ireland smash, crush, destroy………..

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Pat Lam patrols the Connacht touchline during the Toulouse game

A clean sweep over the weekend for the Irish who vanquished English, Italian and French opposition in the Heineken Cup. To quote Cu Chulainn himself after the Táin Bó Cúailnge, “there a great side, we knew they would come at us but thankfully we smashed them”. And while Connacht may have put a momentary full stop on what has been an impressive run of defeats, Toulouse are coming to Galway next week and they will be angry. However, no matter what happens during the rest of his tenure, Lam has written himself his own piece of Connacht and unlike Cu Chulainn is unlikely to end up tied to a rock and beheaded.

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Leinster v Northampton: Unfinished Business?

You can bet Northampton will be watching these highlights in advance of the next two games. Currently sitting in  second in the Aviva Premiership and with a stronger squad then in 2011, they have very right to be confident. That being said, they are playing a team that despite certain departures is still stronger and has won 3 European Cups in five. Its on….

 

Hat Tip – Matthew Morgan – The Ospreys

At 5′ 7″ Matthew Morgan is not the biggest Fly Half in the world however his profile is growing. He has had a good start to the 2013/14 season scoring 44 points to date, 20 of which he bagged against the hapless Zebre. While the 2014 6 Nations squad is probably a squad too early, if the whispers in the Valleys are to be believed then he is most definitely one for the future. A different player to Mike Phillips, Ospreys and Welsh fans will be hoping he can follow in his foot steps without the drinking, fighting and stamping.

Hat tip to RaboPro12 for the video