The Champions Cup was back with a bang, providing some unbelievable contests, superhuman performances and ridiculous upsets! That’s what you’ve come to expect from ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod – and we deliver that this week.
Andy and Paddy discuss all the news, transfers and results in this edition of ‘In the Bin’.
Big Story Roundup
In the news, it’s ‘breaking bad’ for Billy Vunipola with yet another injury setback. This one will hurt even more, as it has rules yet another player out of the upcoming 2018 NatWest Six Nations.
Then in transfer news, there’s more movement than a Theresa May cabinet reshuffle and Tommy won’t be adding any more strings to his Bowe, as he announces his retirement.
Champions Cup Recap
In the Champions Cup, Scarlets will be Bath’ing in the glory of a phenomenal Friday night performance, as they took control of Pool 5.
Rory put in his ‘Best’ performance of the season to lead Ulster to victory over a misfiring La Rochelle to top Pool 1…. and we talk about that referee call.
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It was lights, cameras and plenty of action at the U Arena, as Racing 92 and Munster played out a 60 point thriller in Paris.
In Pool 3, Woodburn scorched to two tries against Montpellier to keep the Exeter Chiefs in the hunt for the quarter finals, and Sarries’ scrum collapsed; as did their chances of retaining their crown.
‘In the Bin’ Rugby Pod regular features
As always, we will bring you our try of the week, hit of the week and bin juice. There’s also a try of the season contender this week! We will finish off with our predictions for next weekend’s final round of European fixtures.
Also, upset alert! Shock of the season so far – Paddy’s loyalty cost him dearly, and Andy was triumphant in the predictions! That’s one for the books, in your weekly ‘In the Bin’ rugby pod.
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