Rugby union: talking points from the European Champions Cup

21 January 2019 10:00
Dan Robson’s display is silver lining for Wasps, Tadhg Beirne outmuscles Exeter while Saracens look Leinster’s biggest threatDan Robson’s performance for Wasps was one of the few shining lights on what was a difficult day for the home side, even if they avoided the thrashing they received in Dublin. He looks back to the kind of form he began the season in before the injury that denied him a first cap in autumn struck.Robson’s try, selling Andrew Porter a fine dummy before racing to the line, was a demonstration of what he can bring, most likely off the bench, for England and Eddie Jones, who was watching in the stands. Bath can take heart from their performance in a scrappy match at Toulouse, even if the French side may have had a reason to avoid pressing for the bonus points. Both English sides have much to do in the Premiership, though, so will be somewhat relieved that forgettable European campaigns are over. Gerard MeagherLeinster cruise past Wasps and train sights on Ulster Related: Irish clubs have strength in depth but Saracens can reach European final | Robert Kitson Carbery helps Munster kick Chiefs out of EuropeChampions Cup quarter-finalsSaracens into last eight as top seeds after beating GlasgowRobert Kitson: Irish clubs have depth but Saracens can reach finalEdinburgh sink Montpellier to qualify for quarter-finalsTeam of the weekend Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian