“You’ve never seen anything like it!” Former Lions and England winger turned World Rugby YouTube show presenter Ugo Monye gives his verdict on the Gallagher Premiership semi-finals as his former side, Harlequins, produced the biggest comeback in the competition’s history to make this weekend’s final at Twickenham.
Having beaten Bristol Bears in extra-time to become only the sixth away side to win a semi-final in 17 years of the play-offs, Harlequins now face reigning champions Exeter Chiefs this Saturday for the right to be called English champions, something Ugo experienced as a Quins player in 2012.
It is not only the denouement to the season in England this weekend but also across the channel in France, where the top two teams from the regular season, Toulouse and La Rochelle, battle it out for the silverware once again.
Toulouse came out on top by 22 points to 17 when they met in the Heineken Champions Cup showpiece and Ugo is joined by former Les Blues international Benjamin Kayser to discuss whether they can do it again.
Not surprisingly, Les Rouges et Noirs also feature heavily in Ugo and Benjamin’s combined Anglo-French Team of the Season, although the entente cordiale is tested at times, while episode eight ends with Ugo handing out his personal end-of-season awards.