After winning all of their previous games this season, the Ospreys went down to a heavy defeat on Saturday to Northampton. Ironically it was Welshman George North who ensured the size of the loss, he ran in four tries to given his Northampton side a 34-6 win. With such a heavy defeat, one has to ask whether this was because the Ospreys were having an off day, or is this indicative of the gulf between their previous opposition and Northampton? Maybe it’s a bit of both?
Chelsea, on the other hand, have hung on to their unbeaten record. They came within a hair’s breadth of winning, Man United scored their equaliser 6 minutes into added time. Although I’m sure Chelsea are disappointed to have let in an equaliser so late in the game, the main thing is that they are still unbeaten. It leaves them four points clear at the top of the Premiership, but with Man City losing over the weekend the surprise is that Southampton are now in 2nd place.