Tuesday, September 22, 2009
We've got some of the best tries of the Guinness Premiership's second week of action for you today, with week three's best bits to follow soon.
The tries in round 2 weren't spectacular in general, but the standard of play is hotting up as teams find form and many players find their feet with their new clubs.
One player who's doing well already is new Wasps wing Tom Varndell. He scored two tries against Bath as they won 17-15 in a tight match that went down to the final kick. Their other flying wing David Lemi also scored a neat try.
Worcester were too strong for new boys Leeds Carnegie as they won their meeting at Sixways 27-7. One of the better tries on the night came from Leeds centre Jonny Hepworth early on.
Earlier today we featured a short clip of Gareth Delve and Graham Stowers fighting when Gloucester and London Irish met at the Madejski Stadium. London Irish were too good on the scorecard, winning 40-10 with tries to Delon Armitage and Sailosi Tagicakibau. Charlie Sharples scored for Gloucester.
Kingston Park witnessed a 16-16 draw between the Newcastle Falsons and Sale, following two late Lee Thomas penalties. Rob Vickerman scored for the Falcons, but it was Mark Cueto who scored a superb try following a neat Thomas chip.
Saracens got their second win of their campaign as they beat Northampton Saints 19-16 at the first ever game to be held at Wembley Stadium. Over 44 000 fans witnessed the match, in what was a brave but successful marketing exercise.
Noah Cato got a runaway try for Sarries, with Saints centre Jon Clarke scoring a nice try for them after some quality play by the always impressive Shane Geraghty, who kicked 11 points towards the win.