5 Talking Points from the Weekend

The Blues steal the win against the Lions,  Rabada charged with level 1 offence, and more talking points from the weekend's sporting action.

Blues hand Lions first loss

The Blues recorded their first win of the season after a memorable victory against Lions at the Emirates Airline Park when they scored two tries in five minutes to steal the game from the hosts.

The Auckland franchise conceded two tries from unforced errors as Rohan Janse van Vuuren and Aphiwe Dyanti both dotted down. But Reko Ioane's 70th minute try brought the game back within four points for the visitors. Dyantyi could have sealed the game for the Lions in the 75th  after he had successfully charged the ball down but he was deemed to have knocked it on during his grounding. The Blues scored the decider when Taramai went over to score when as the Lions' defence cracked after a number of phases.
Lions 35 - 38 Blues

Jaguares find their feet 

The Jaguares scored in the first 17 seconds of their encounter against the Waratahs. The Australian outfit who are currently on tour managed two consecutive draws against the Stormers and the Sharks. Emiliano Boffelli scored a brace as the Argentines waltzed past the Waratahs in Buenos Aires, no cards were dished out to the team who are infamous for their lack of discipline. A fine victory and perhaps a sign of things to come?
Jaguares 38 - 28 Waratahs

Hurricanes send out a statement

Jordy Barrett put TJ Perenara through to score with a chicken wing pass after he had drawn two defenders as the hosts raced into a commanding early lead. The pace of the match slowed down and the Crusaders won the second half by four points. The Saders are clearly feeling the absence of their flyhalf Richie Mo'unga, they now slip to second in the NZ conference standings and will travel to face the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr, while the Hurricanes have a bye week. 
Hurricanes 29 - 19 Crusaders.

Rashford the difference in Derby win

Marcus Rashford netted twice from virtually same position as United beat Liverpool 2 - 1 at Old Trafford. Rashford scooped the man of the match award for his efforts, Eric Bailly despite his own goal was a rock for United at the back. Liverpool held 68% of the possession and had 14 shots with two on target. Klopp's men are fourth on the table, one point behind Spurs and five points behind second-placed Man United. Liverpool will host Watford while Manchester United travel to West Ham for another tough fixture.

Rabada in the headlines for the wrong reasons

Kagiso Rabada's shoulder brushing incident with Steve Smith and his send-off of David Warner has left a bitter taste in the mouths of officials, and the speedster will face hearings for both incidents which could result in a ban for the remainder of the Australia series. The seamer was charged with a Level 1 offence for Warner's send off. After all the commotion at the staircase in Durban, Rabada, I feel was honestly trying to get one over the Aussies for the sake of Quinton de Kock. Rabada took 11 wickets to put the Proteas in a commanding position to win the 2nd Test in Port Elizabeth.

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