Highlanders William Wallace Speech
Is there a more inspirational speech in movie history, than the one delivered by Australias finest, Mel Gibson in Braveheart? It produces a spine-tingling moment, whether you’re from Scotland or not. Ahead of their fixture against the Lions, the Highlanders created a re-make of the iconic movie scene…It;s safe to say the fellas accent isn't any better than Mels!
England Vs Argentina – Test Rugby at Its Best
With the rugby spotlight firmly fixed on New Zealand and the Lions Tour, there hasn’t been a lot of traction surrounding the other international tours that are taking place. Based on the weekend performance, it’s as if the English and Argentines decided to take matters into their own hands, demanding an increase in coverage of the tour. In short, it was a scintillating test match that displayed potent attacking play, some huge hits, and a number of pieces of individual brilliance; none cuter than a delightful grubber and assist from Henry Slade.
Hogg’s Lions Hopes Hang in the balance
After failing to impress in the opening fixture of this Lions series, the onus was on Stuart Hogg so stake his claim on the test full back jersey. However, unfortunately for the Scot, his hopes were ended by the flying elbow of team mate, Conor Murray. A freak accident that may end Hogg’s tour, never mind just his starting chances. It’ll be an anxious wait for the Scottish flyer.
Lions Defend Tour Hopes with Quality Defence
After a shakey looking performance against the Blues, the Lions needed a solid performance to boost morale; it was a task that wasn’t going to be easy against an unbeaten Crusaders side. Although they didn’t produce a great deal of attacking flair, they put in a brilliant defensive display that gave them a platform from which to build a lead through the boot of Owen Farrell. By no means a complete performance but Gatland will have been pleased.
Super Rugby’s Special Speed
In contrast to the above, Super Rugby fans witnessed an incredible match between the Hurricanes and Chiefs, full of intensity and fast ball. Both sides epitomised the All Black style of play and the Lions may have struggled to achieve a victory against either side. They'll need to recycle the ball a lot quicker to stand a chance against such attacking prowess.