Glasgow, Connacht and Perpignan Stun Rugby World In Shock Misprints!

_63894332_murchieGlaswegians and ginger musos the world over pinched themselves. Might it be a misprint? No, no it wasn’t. Their lads put NGD to the sword with a record 8-try 60-3 away win. There be dancin’ in the Glaswegian streets.

Further west, Claw’s Wicked Wastrels of the Wesht ambushed Ospreys in Galway for what turned out not to be another misprint but a 22-10 victory that might have cost a few bods their SuperBru possie. There be dancin’ in the Galway streets.

A long way east, in the Top-14, Perpignan produced the most likely misprint with a 19-18 win over Toulouse at Toulouse, their first victory at Stade Ernest-Wallon for 31 years.

955339-15699964-640-360There be dancin’ in the Catalan streets, while Guy Noves won’t remember his 1000th game associated with Toulouse with fondness.


Friday 15th Feb





Saturday 16th Feb




Saturday 16th Feb

Bath Rugby   v   London Irish

Saracens   v   Exeter Chiefs

Worcester Warriors   v   Northampton Saints

Harlequins   v   Leicester Tigers

Sunday 17th Feb

London Wasps   v   Gloucester Rugby

London Welsh   v   Sale Sharks


Friday 15th Feb

Toulouse 18 v Perpignan 19

Saturday 16th Feb

Toulon v Montpellier

Clermont Auvergne v Mont-de-Marsan

Grenoble v Agen

Racing Metro v Bayonne

Stade Français v Bordeaux Begles

Biarritz v Castres

What possible misprints will today produce? Stay tuned.


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328 Responses to Glasgow, Connacht and Perpignan Stun Rugby World In Shock Misprints!

  1. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    Freddy the Zanzibarian sounds like a character one of the resident LARPers might have played. Dressed in a miniskirt and armed with a vacuum cleaner as opposed to a plastic sword…

  2. avsfan says:

    Hugely impressed with Quins pulling that one back from the brink. They were getting owned towards the end of the half.

    I thought it was a bit ridiculous Barnes asking three separate questions for that second Tigers try. Took forever to sort out.

  3. kobw says:

    Is Skyrim like Oblivion?

  4. tichtheid says:

    “I thought it was a bit ridiculous Barnes asking three separate questions for that second Tigers try. Took forever to sort out.”

    Completely agree with you here, avs, there should be a limit as to how many phases the ref is allowed to call back to video replay, otherwise what’s the point of him being there?

  5. killerline says:

    What kind of questions?

    They usually cover up the fact that they weren’t watching and ask try yes or no…

    What did Barnes go with?

    “What is a try, really? The metaphysics of the thing…”
    “Where was the try last seen?”
    “If a try falls in a forest…” etc.

  6. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    Must be very hard to have the courage of your convictions when you know there’s a camera there to prove you wrong, the rules allow for you to use it and the media etc will condemn you if you don’t (and are wrong). If they can ask they’re bound to feel they have to so the rules have got to be clear as to what can be referred.

  7. avsfan says:

    “If a knock on occurs, and no one sees it, was there a fumble?”

    “Which came first, the kick through or the runner?”

    “Did the ball ground the player, or the player the ball?”

  8. killerline says:


    Do New Zealanders still say “Wayne Barnes” in a mirror 5 times?

  9. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    I have to confess to being a bit bewildered by the supposed difference between the questions.

    Try, not a try, don’t know would seem to cover all bases, ’tis true.

    Tichtheid – is that just something you like very much?

  10. avsfan says:

    ticht – where did you dig that up? I was looking at the mountains at the start of the vid thinking that looks familiar. Never heard of the band before, though.

  11. avsfan says:

    Only if there is no other implement of self-flagellation near by.

  12. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    A man holds a fish on a string in a lift…

    Tell me if it’s a try for fuck’s sake.

  13. tichtheid says:

    Clyde, yeah it’s something I like very much, no other reason for posting it.

    Avs – the main guy is Tim Eriksen, I guess he is most widely known for the stuff he did for the soundtrack for Cold Mountain

    I could listen to him all day, and frequently do

  14. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    good for you.

  15. killerline says:

    I’m listening to French black metal

  16. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    Killer – that depends on what would happen if you didn’t.

  17. avsfan says:

    Cheers ticht, that was great. I’ll hunt some more of him down on utube.

    I’ve read the book, but not seen the movie. Nicole Kidman if I recall – usually a turn off for me right there. Something strange about that woman. What is it with Tom Cruise’s ex’s? One the one hand, they are suspect for hooking up with him in the first place, on the other smart enough to leave.

  18. killerline says:


    I thought we were similar in our woman taste, you recall the hot librarian conversation, but no Nicole Kidman?

    She’s all styles of fine.

  19. tichtheid says:

    Shit, I used to be into some hard rock and roll stuff, Motorhead for example, and I loved Rage Against The Machine, they were one of the best live bands I’ve seen.

    But Killer, your mention of “French Black Metal” led me from one click to another until I wound up at Gorgoroth.

    For fuck’s sakes, all I could think of was that people work their day jobs, say they run errands at the post office and then get dressed up and go and listen to this stuff at a concert as “escapism” to their own reality.
    We are fucked.

  20. ClydeMillerWynant says:

    All the small people have stopped screaming and started sleeping. Must be a sign. Night all.

  21. killerline says:


    That was maybe a few clicks too far mate.

    We are fucked though, you knew that already.

  22. tichtheid says:

    When it comes down to it, though, take away the studded belts and Kiss makeup, none of the rock’n’rollers can keep up with the folkies – ask anyone who tried to go on the piss with John Martyn and Danny Thompson

  23. avsfan says:

    Yeah, I’m not sure about Nicole. That said, I’m sure if she was to walk up to me one day, grab me by the collar and say “You and me big boy”, I’d melt into a puddle on the floor in three seconds flat. Same with Cameron Diaz.

  24. rossb says:

    I saw Gorgoroth at a festival once. I think it’s pretty much the only time I’ve actually felt vaguely intimidated by a band on stage. Music was ok but I’m not hugely into black metal with a few exceptions.

  25. brookter says:


    It seems you’re all sleeping off your hangovers.

    I on the other hand do not have a hangover and feel much better after patent supermanflu remedy last night (honey, 1 cm orange juice, half a bottle of Glenfiddich).

    Mrs b and puppy are having lie-ins so I have full and unprecedented command of remote control and am therefore watching Quins and Leics. The sun is shining. Later today Sale might (just might) beat London Welsh and close gap.

    Life is OKish.

    For the time being.

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