Four changes have been made by Todd Blackadder to starting XV of team Bath Rugby for the trip to Northampton Saints as the team wants to make it three league wins in continuity.
Player Sam Underhill playing the first match will make his debut for the Black, Whites and Blue tomorrow evening. He will be seen playing at Franklin’s Gardens in the Aviva Premiership clash. The match will start at 7.45pm.
Emily Scott the England fly-half has been forcefully withdrawn from the team because of injury five days earlier to the Women’s World Cup (WWC) starts in Ireland.
For the next few days, Hooker Vicky Fleetwood will be remaining in England to undergo the rehab for a small injury. Poppy Cleall, who plays forward, and who has won 12 caps so for the England’s team, including Six Nations Grand Slam in 2017, has been called up in the team as a replacement.
Leicester Tigers winger Adam Thompstone is already dreaming of a possible Premiership title win when the league resumes. The Tigers were impressive in the 2016/17 season so they hope to achieve more in the forthcoming season.
Thompstone featured in 30 games where he ran eight tries. He was eventually voted the Players’ Player of the Year for his feats and consistency. The player, like his teammates, feels they should have done more than their playoff semi-final finish. Wasps ended their run with a victory so Thompstone feels it would serve as a solid foundation when they make a strong title push next season.
Several Scottish fans were reported to have wished the British & Irish team to lose against the All Blacks in the 2017 Lions Tour. The fans are angry at their minority representation in the tour. There were alleged calls for Greig Laidlaw to start the game while some cheered the All Blacks on.
A section of the Scottish rugby side has been keeping up this momentum for a while now. Warren Gatland is lucky that the situation did not go beyond the current realities. There was public outcry up north when the Kiwi named just two Scots in the team for the Lions tour. The Welsh side were expected to have more representation but the recent results made the Scottish fans demand more.
Women rugby has been growing quickly in recent years. The Welsh Rugby Union chief Martyn Phillips has asked that the nation have a running female team alongside the men’s. After the 15-15 draw Test series result with the All Blacks on Saturday, the future of the men’s tours seems safe – it was their first drawn Test series in over 60 years.
The coach Warren Gatland has seen his profile rise and he has received accolades for his work from several quarters. The Lions team is riding high and Phillips opines that this is the best time for the Welsh to have a women’s tour.