Tier 2 Premiership Week 3!

Following on from my post about the Tier 2 players in the Premiership, here’s who played in Week 3!

Each week, I’ll also try and highlight a couple of the players who featured – this week involving a Moldovan and another who ended up in the bin!

Saracens 24 v London Irish 14

S= Titi Lamositele (Replacement 55mins)
S= Jacques Burger (Replacement 55mins)
S= Chris Wyles (Replacement 64mins)

L= Halani Aulika
L= Leo Halavatua (Replacement 54mins, TRY)
L= Jebb Sinclair
L= Asaeli Tikoirotuma (TRY, Yellow)

Asaeli Tikoirotuma originally came to England last year with Quins, but has moved west this summer to Irish. Born in the Fijian capital of Suva, he found fame playing for the Chiefs in Super rugby, scoring 13 tries in 45 matches over 3 years before his move to England. He didn’t set the world alight at Quins but he scored a good try against Sarries at the weekend which gave Irish a half time lead, although he ended up in the bin early in the second half.FIJI

Bath 28 v Harlequins 38

B= Nikola Matawalu

Gloucester 24 v Worcester 22

G= Sione Kalamafoni (TRY)
G= David Halaifonua (TRY)

W= Na’ama Leleimalefaga
W= Val Rapava-Ruskin (Replacement 47mins)
W= Tevita Cavubati
New Signing Jaba Bregvadze (did not play)

Newcastle 3 v Exeter 41

N= Eric Fry
N= Taione Vea (Replacement 47mins)
N= Nili Latu

Sale 20 v Northampton 13
S= Vadim Cobilas
S= Andrei Ostrikov (replacement 54mins)
S= TJ Ioane
S= Johnny Leota
N= Kahn Fotuali’i
N= George Pisi
N= Ken Pisi
N= Ahsee Tuala (replacement 73mins)

Vadim Cobilas is a Moldovan international who is considered the “poster boy” for his country, having been with Sale since 2011. He’s just completed 100 matches for Sale and has played in all three matches this season at prop. The first Moldovan to play professionally in England, he has 45 caps for his country, currently ranked 32nd in the world. Their next match is on 7th November away in Sweden in Division 1B of the ENC.VADIM

Leicester 24 v Wasps 16

L= Opeti Fonua
L= Seremaia Bai (Replacement 68mins)
L= Vereniki Goneva (TRY)
L= Telusa Veainu (Replacement 45mins, TRY)

W= Nathan Hughes
W= Sailosi Tagicakibau (Replacement 55mins)

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