Rugby is one the leading recreational sport in England. The Aviva Premiership is the top domestic club competition of the country and is the most competitive domestic rugby union competition.
Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 is the 30th competition in which 12 teams are going to compete in this season.
This Sunday the rugby fans got to see an interesting match between the Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby in which the Leicester Tigers took the lead with a score of 34 – 14. The Tigers broke the 100 percent record of Bath and made themselves secure 4th position in the premiership.
Having made a stumbling start to the season, the Tigers were frantic to perform and escape a second consecutive home defeat against an undefeated side, having lost to Wasps a fortnight ago. They started brilliantly by leading the first half and turning round with a 14-7 lead Owen Williams kicked 17 points as Leicester Tigers imposed a first setback of the season on Bath.
Meanwhile, Chris Ashton’s tempestuous year took another ugly turn he was given a 13-week ban for biting in Saturday’s match of Saracens vs. Northampton. Ashton was cited for two incidents involving Alex Waller in the first half. Saracens got a victory with a score of 27-12 over Northampton but the match was not a good one for Ashton as this ban could serve as the nail the coffin of his international career.
There were some bizarre performances during the fourth weekend of the Aviva Premiership season. The top players of the week are:
Gopperth sustained his recent run of outstanding form with another overall good performance, including a try and kicking 10 points in a narrow win at Northampton. He made 81 meters in just six carries, and completed 13 tackles.
Flanker Thompson was another key part as Wasps overpowered Northampton to ensure their undefeated start to the season.
Will Welch’s flanker was excellent for the Falcons as they turned over Gloucester at Kingsholm.
Merrick was the main figure as Harlequins gave a shocking result by defeating Saracens.
Similarly, to Merrick, the Australian international was critical as Harlequins beat Saracens withv17-10.
A superb multifaceted effort from Williams was vital as Leicester crushed Bath 34-14.
The Saracens were the champions last season and Leicester Tigers have 10 titles in their bag up till now. The rugby fans are eager to see who takes home the trophy this season. The Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 continues with a lot of twisted and turns keeping the fans thrilled with interesting matches topped with bulks of spicy and juicy incidents. The season finale is going to be on 27th May 2017 at Twickenham and fans are anxiously waiting for the general sale of tickets to begin any day soon.