Sunday Express - Sun 16 Dec 2001 - Page 92

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POWERGEN CUP Springbok's smooth kicking kills off Orrell ItŐs Braam stroker

ND THEN there was one. Orrell gave it their best shot and rattled a shabby Leeds side to make a nonsense of a two-division gulf, but a last-gasp penalty from the deadly Braam van Straaten put Leeds into an unassailable position. On a day which was supposed to be all about league star Gary Connolly making his debut for Orrell, Welding was the outstanding presence.

Cup glory makes us hungry for more

JUST thinking about last season's cup final sends a tingle down my spine.

Irish run rings around jittery Bath

UP FOR THE CUP: Last year's triumph Bath 12 London Irish 20 LONDON IRISH will face more West Country opposition in the Powergen Cup next month after they sent 10 times former champions Bath crashing out of this year's competition.

92 SPORT RUGBY UNION

SHOCK of shocks, Henry Paul will actually receive a pass this afternoon after being switched to stand-off by Gloucester. The expensive rugby league recruit takes over from kick-conscious Frenchman Ludovic Mercier in the pivotal role as the visitors seek to inflict a second defeat within a month on their local rivals.

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