This award is given to the player who has demonstrated the most commitment to the jersey over the years as epitomised by Allan ( Chunk) Jacobsen. Last years worthy winner was Roddy Grant. The nominations for this years award are:
For those who haven't already voted at the Quiz night please e'mail your vote to : email@example.com by 1pm Wednesday 13th May. The award will be presented at the Leinster game.
TOT ZIENS, TIMBO!
Edinburgh Rugby:23 (10) Leinster: 36 (17)
With all matches in the final round of this season's Pro 12 kicking off at 1500 hrs today, much was up in the air. Four sides were playing for home advantage in the knockout phase - Glasgow's second half cuffing of rivals Ulster at Scotstoun saw them finish top of the league. And three sides, Scarlets, Connacht and Edinburgh, were scrapping for qualification to the top tier European competition next term. Seven clubs with something tangible to play for at the death - proof positive that this format works.
The Gunners had a pretty good chance of a playoff spot, if they could beat Leinster at home, ideally with a try bonus, and Connacht lost to the Ospreys. Reaching the Challenge Cup final and winning the 1872 Cup were already significant achievements, though. They clearly believe in what they are doing and people are starting to fear them.
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GLOUCESTER STOOP TO CONQUER
Edinburgh Rugby:13 (6) Gloucester:19 (13)
There is a corner of a far off field in South West London that is forever blacknred. The Twickers area is a bit of a hotbed of Scottish-born folk anyway, while London and the South East as a whole is home to 260,000 of the blighters. Chuck in the many more residents who would be qualified to play for the national team via the parental and grandparental route and you have a lot of people with an affinity for tartan. A fair number made it to The Stoop this evening to swell the hordes of Edinburgh residents making the trip south.
Scottish rugby followers are used to seeing little rays of hope, the tantalising glimpse of something great that could be possible, only for their hopes to be dashed in merciless fashion. Would it be same old same old, or would the first Scottish side in a European final at last realise that potential? With more paying punters at The Stoop than look likely to be at Twickers in the Champions Cup tomorrow, the stage
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