Watching the London Broncos play at Griffin Park has always been a fun day out. You can pitch up during the summer months, buy your ticket at the gate and then relax in the stands with a nice cold can of VB as you observe the capital's Super League representatives get pushed around the pitch by whichever northern team is enjoying their yearly jaunt down south.
Things were a little different on Sunday though. For one, it was snowing, which meant that spectators were reaching for the bovril, rather than a cold beer. But more importantly, the Broncos were running riot against a Wakefield side that was coming into the fixture unbeaten. It finished 72-8 , and it looks like London is going to have a very competitive and entertaining side this season.
In Union, attention was very firmly centred on what was going on in the Six Nations, leaving London's Zurich Premiership sides to carry on proceedings without a host of internationals. Harlequins took the opportunity to ease relegation fears with an impressive away victory at Bath, Wasps cemented second place in the table with a 33-19 win over London Irish and Saracens march on towards mid-table obscurity with a 14-5 win at Leeds.
Speaking of which, the latest twist in the Andy Farrell saga is that he might be on the way to Vicarage Road, as Leicester's interest in the GB captain begins to fade . Knowing Saracen's ability to recruit an array of outstanding talents and mould them into a team that consistently reaches new levels of mediocrity, our message to Mr Farrell is plain and simple : "Don't do it Andy, don't do it."