Seems "wrong" for me to be the one starting this but here we go.
Top 14 starts this weekend, always creeps up on me. Guardian piece on Jamie Roberts here. I think Toulon will be the team to beat again in Top 14 and the ERC, Giteau will shine at 10 (the King is dead, long live the King) and a certain Mr Halfpenny will kick the goals and light up the backs. Racing need a better start than last year if they are to fulfill their promise/spend. Sadly both Paris teams away as I'm there this weekend, a glass or two of something and the game on TV will do. Hopefully we will see Biarritz promoted, odd to have the Top 14 without them.
Don't have a feel for the English Premiership at all, haven't really paid attention for a few seasons aside from wanting to see any team with Ashton in it do badly! Just over three weeks to the London double header and will get myself down there for that so hopefully find some inspiration link Fancy a combined rugby and biking weekend to the West Country so must do some fixture research.
It will be silly season in the press for the Autumn Internationals as world Cup build up hype kicks in. Too early for 6N predictions but England did look good on the tour given the squad make up.
So there we go, a whole post without mentioning a certain 10 who has testimonial events in London and HK JW