Gloucester, Northampton low
Aviva Two Premiership teams are mired in two diametrically opposite dynamic: Gloucester, upward, and Northampton, in unstoppable decline. The Bryan Redpath has gone from being a pointless middle of the table, to get into play-offs and options in addition to assault the top of the classification. Right now it is the best run team in recent months. His last background is amazing, no one seems to resist its thrust, and is surpassing rivals one by one entity: Bath yesterday, Northampton (party to which the video above), London Irish, etc. With Ryan at the helm Dean Gloucester was a team that used to lead the regular season only to fall later in the playoffs, and last year, Redpath first command, not even had chance to get in the top 4. However, it seems that this year everything has changed and the project of former Scotland scrum-half results begins to crystallize. Yesterday they won (34-22 ) to one of the best teams, Bath, with a lesson in the set piece (Hamilton unbeatable in the line outs, Doran-Jones to Flatman picnicking and mauls some very good), and an offensive display in the key moments that led to mastery Rory Lawson. The team is more aggressive and deployment is faster than last year, and that will take advantage of players like Morgan and Voyce, who have regained prominence after their respective injuries. Attack stages are fast and clear the rucks to perfection, allowing fanfare yesterday as it took to get 4 trials and the corresponding bonus offensive. In the beautiful Kingsholm are unbeatable, and unlike last season get to score points off Gloucester.
the part Northampton, it is clear that its virtues are also its demerit is that the temporary exodus of international, are in an exceptional time, have deeply damaged the set. Without Foden, Ashton, Hartley and Wood (and have been injured Lawes and Dickson, Ansbro and a match with Scotland), which have dramatically decreased its offensive capability, the Saints have been comfortably leading the table to plummet to even leave the zone play-offs (right now are in sixth place, albeit with a match less). His last defeat, the sixth in a row in the competition, now in Exeter (30-9 ), a similar beating which suffered at The Rec (nobody gets testing and defense is a loophole), shows that desperately needs the return of his best men if they want the choice to end the season so positive as the initiated.