Siale Piutau Tonga captain have been signed by Bristol to play for them. Bristol rugby has confirmed that Piutau will join the team for session 2016-2017 and will start playing for the team from the month of January.
However, the date from which Piutau will start playing for Bristol is still not clear. Meanwhile, there is only one Premiership match scheduled in the month of January that will take place at Northampton on the 7th. It is expected Piutau will start playing for Bristol from this premiership only.
Last year for entire season Piutau played for Wasps and had been great throughout the season, with many fans queuing up to buy tickets to Wasps matches online at http://www.liverugbytickets.co.uk, in order to see him in action. With his contribution Wasps was able to score decent position in various championships that held last years.
Mark Tianton the acting head coach of Bristol team commented Piutau action and said “Piutau is a good defender and I know him from Wasps. He is a performer and a reliable player.” He further added “Piutau is coming into Bristol on the occasion of the New Year and we are hoping, he will boost the performance of Bristol in crucial championships that are coming in next session”
With his aggressive and intense game Saile brings enthusiasm in squad mates, he has given extraordinary performances in matches played with Wasps and it is expected he will bring same charisma in the Bristol team too.
However, commenting on his move to join Bristol, Piutau said “Bristol rugby club has a strong reputation and joining team will be a good for my career growth. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Wasps while playing various championships.” Recalling his memories of an Aviva premiership with Wasps he said “It was really challenging championship and the team was very nice to play with.”
By introducing a new player Puitaus in team, Bristol wants to come out as the stronger team in coming championships.
2003 World Cup winner and English Rugby legend, Jason Robinson has sympathized with Elliot Daly, in lieu of the recent red card and a 3 week ban handed to him after England’s game against Argentina just last weekend at Twickenham.
Robinson, who during his union career days, had played with huge distinction at the full back position and on the wing, also attributed Daly’s mistimed tackle to lack of experience in the position.
Wasps centre Daly, had taken out Leornado Senatore in the air, thus causing the player to land on his head.
Daly had been selected to play out of his position on the left wing, for a second time by Eddie Jones, after he had shown an impressive display against Fiji.
Robinson also believes that the red card handed out to Daly was as a result of his lack of game time and training on the wing. He thus urged Coach Jones to look more critically at his selections from henceforth.
Elliot was quoted saying “He doesn’t do that all the time. The week before he did a good job, but I don’t think he was tested in the same way against Fiji – they weren’t at the races for long periods of the game. Elliot is skilful, he has got a massive boot on him and he does add a lot, but there is more to being on the wing for England.”
Robinson however believes that the incident was accidental and not an intentional one, so it was wrong to have dished out a red card to Daly as a result of that.
He also went on to defend Daly and sympathize with him, hoping that the Wasps centre serves his time, learns quickly from his mistake, and comes back a lot stronger.
The Wasps rugby team has gained second position in Aviva Premiership which has brought considerable pride to Dai Young who is the director of the team. Indeed, with the side having won despite several injuries, the director was full of praises for his team.
Even though the side was depleted as several players were injured, even then they were able to show it off to the Worcesters. Saracens are the reigning champions in the Premiership but the Wasps have been able to attain the second position behind them.
In the game that ensues against Worcester at Sixways, there were several notable players of the Wasps team absent. These were players like Christian Wade, Kyle Eastmond, Jimmy Gopperth and Danny Cipriani. These players were absent in the game for different reasons. Many were unable to play as they had other commitments to international games. However, the remaining squad showcased their strength even then. The director stated that there were several new players who played for the team and it was a good thing that they were given the opportunity to bring the team to victory.
Indeed, the game is all about physicality, but that did not deter the new team members. They met the opposition with the required strength and the result was heartening. Rob Miller was able to secure 16 points for the team. Dan Robson even scored several tries for the team. The director was apprehensive as the team had several players missing due to injuries.
Rugby is a tough game to win, especially when one is left with around twenty players or so. Even then the fact that the team won the game was a morale boosting performance for them. The fans are also equally excited about the victory that has been secured by the team.
Dai Young has called on his boys to play with a lot more confidence in the remaining five games of the Aviva Premiership season after the London Wasps just squeezed past the Worcester Warriors last weekend.
The struggling Worcester side looked to have done enough to secure their first win in the Aviva Premiership in the last twelve months having managed to a lead of 11-6 with just a few minutes remaining on the clock.
But things were to turn for the worse for the relegation favorites as a try from former Warriors player Andy Goode secured a 13-11 win for the Wasps.
And Dai Young, the club’s Director of Rugby was the first to admit that his side didn’t deserve to go away with all points from the match and mentioned that the Warriors deserved something from it. But he added that is how rugby is played and in the end, it is the result that mattered and not the performance.
But he was pleased at the effort shown by the London Wasps players to fight till the end and secure a tight victory that could be monumental in shaping their fate later on in the season when the European places are confirmed.
Young mentioned that he does feel sorry for the opposition, who could have had three or victories but for narrow losses they suffered. But in the end, it’s the number on the ‘win’ column that counts and that doesn’t make good reading for the Worcester side.
The London Wasps, on the other hand, did well to get the victory in the end. He mentioned that the players were anxious to see the game over the line and he has told the players that they can now play with a lot of confidence and end the season on a high.