Sportsthoughts (86) – Quins 24 Sale 3, in photos

At last, Quins got back to winning ways at home yesterday, beating Sale 24-3. Lots of players missing, either through injury or international call-ups, but that gave the youngsters a chance, and they rose to the occasion. Marshalled by the Nicks, Evans and Easter, and good ol’ George Robson, second row marauder. Take a look in the photos below. The big guy with the shaven head and thigh bandages. Always there or therabouts (as is Easter). One of Quins’ true heroes.

I took the camera along yesterday. All these shots are from a rather scrappy first half, which Quins just shaded. They opened up in the second half, pulled away with a couple of tries and sent us home happy.

Thoughts turn to the Autumn internationals from next week, when England play Australia, Argentina and New Zealand in November. Great to see our own Chris Robshaw retain the captaincy after his immense performances last season. He was incredibly unlucky not to be picked for the Lions in the summer. Now he has the chance to take up where he left off. Equally great to anticipate Mike Brown finally getting his just desserts and playing at full back for England. He has been outstanding for so long. Did well on the left wing for England last season, but full back is where he catches everything and makes the hard yards. Hope it goes well for him, although Quins will miss him hugely, especially away to Leicester next week.

On to the game!


George Robson takes the line-out ball.


Going for the push over try. Got over, but ref disallowed.


Scrum battle. Ugo waits.


Poised for the push.


Ben Botica converts a penalty.


Nick Easter looks like he’s about to have his eyes poked!


Ben about to hit a human wall. Reinforcements on the way!


The breakdown.


Danny Cipriani, England’s prodigal son, shows his footballing skills.


Danny scores Sale’s only points on the day.


Nick Easter powering through.


Hooker Dave Ward prepares to challenge the defensive line. Easter and Robson in support – as ever.


King and heir apparent. Nev (orange boots) launches attack. Ben does the dance. Front row look on.

About John S

I'm blogging about the things I love: music, sport, culture, London, with some photos to illustrate aspects of our wonderful city. I’ve written a novel called “The Decision”, a futuristic political thriller, and first of a trilogy. I’m also the author of a book on music since the 1970s called “ I Was There - A Musical Journey” and a volume of poetry about youth, “Growin’ Up - Snapshots/ Fragments”. All available on Amazon and Kindle.
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2 Responses to Sportsthoughts (86) – Quins 24 Sale 3, in photos

  1. Maybe it’s the Quin’s year?

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