Wallabies abroad: Hanson claims bragging rights

by Sam Phillips

All eyes remain on the Six Nations but Premiership action resumed at the weekend, meaning several Aussies were back on field.

Here's who featured where across Europe.


Queensland got the better of NSW when Ben Tapuai's Bath beat Rob Horne's Northampton 32-9 but there was no joy for Oli Hoskins, Saia Faingaa and Luke McLean as London Irish fell 13-9 to a James O'Connor-less Sale.

There were Aussies aplenty in Gloucester's clash with Leicester, as James Hanson squared off with Matt Toomua, Tatafu-Polota Nau and Nick Malouf.Nick Malouf and Leicester couldn't get past Gloucester. Photo: Getty ImagesHanson claimed bragging rights, with Malouf crossing for a try and Toomua slotting a penalty for their side in the 24-17 loss.

Will Skelton's Saracens kept Newcastle quiet with a 25-3 win but there was no good news for the triple treat of Aussies in Exeter's best XV - Lachie Turner, Nic White and Greg Holmes unable to get the Chiefs over the line in a 6-5 loss to Worcester.

Ian Prior started on the bench for Harlequins, who couldn't get past Wasps in a 44-22 loss.


Scott Fardy's Leinster were felled by Edinburgh in a tight tussle, with Cruze Ah Nau's Zebre no match for Munster.