Charlie Morgan UK sportswriter
About Charlie Morgan
Charlie is a freelance sportswriter based in London.
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Barbarians bring first-phase innovation to Twickenham
The Barbarians come together from all corners of the globe to socialise and cobble together a loose strategy – with strictly equal emphasis.
When they perform as they did this weekend, running in five fabulous tries past the Wallabies, the legendary invitational side encourages smiles around the world. Though Sir John Kirwan’s charges went down 40-36, they will have stirred youngsters everywhere to shake off shackles and try things – a fantastic legacy.
Scarlets show grit and opportunism to make their own luck
Adaptability and opportunism are pivotally important tools for sporting success. And rugby is no different. In fact, the disruptive weather conditions of a northern hemisphere winter – always cold, often wet – place heightened emphasis on these inherent qualities.
Scarlets’ victory over Leicester Tigers on Saturday gave us a perfect example of a side ‘winning ugly’.
Dave Attwood’s disrupting masterclass
At the heart of Bath’s victory over Saracens was the immense Dave Attwood.
He presented an awkward obstacle to Saracens’ progress all night. It was the kind of brawny, bristling display that makes Graham Rowntree grin. These clips demonstrate how he helped blunt the Saracens battering ram.
Danny Cipriani's instinctive attacking causes havoc
On Saturday in the Aviva Premiership against Gloucester, Danny Cipriani brilliantly manufactured three scores in the opening 40 minutes. Then, much later in the contest, he scythed through to land his side’s fourth for good measure.
These video clips and screenshots demonstrate how his instinctive attacking excellence caused havoc.