Rugby fans everywhere are eagerly awaiting the start of the new Gallagher Premiership season and having recently become an official partner of Worcester Warriors we count ourselves amongst those hopeful of an exciting season ahead.
The Warriors kick off with a home game against Wasps on Saturday 1st September and we can’t wait to see them start the season with a win.
All the excitement got us thinking though.
If you had to pick five vehicles worthy of the Warriors what would you choose? Given the wide range of vehicles we have sourced for our lease customers over the years it was a challenge we were ready to tackle.
So here's our five to put in front of the sticks.
Working as a group and capable of trampling any opposition underfoot the forwards are the engine room of the team. They require great strength, excellent mobility across rough terrain, and the endurance to keep on pushing no matter what may get in the way.
Unfortunately we don’t do tanks but we can do the next best thing: A Range Rover. It’s got the imposing bulk, adjustable suspension and low range gearbox keeps it moving no matter what the terrain, and whether you opt for a humble 3.0-litre V6 diesel or that enormous 5.0-litre Supercharged V8 it’s got the power to leave lesser vehicles wallowing in their own inadequacy. Half a dozen of these in the front row and the only thing between you and the try line is, well, nothing that you can’t handle.
A key member of the offensive unit the number 8 requires all of the size and strength of the pack. Don’t be fooled into thinking a number 8 is all about power though. Speed is also key. The ability to go from standstill to full sprint in an instant, quick reactions to take a chance or slip a tackle, and above all the handling skill to make the most of every opportunity.
There’s only one vehicle that fulfils all those criteria: the Audi A6 Allroad. It’s an imposing car that packs a surprisingly explosive punch. Stainless steel underbody protection gives it a boost of rugged dependability and go-anywhere, quattro all-wheel drive makes the A6 Allroad the perfect choice. The 3.0-litre diesel produces up to 320bhp giving it excellent acceleration and the all-wheel drive makes it agile enough to twist and turn with ease. When the rest of the team is relying on you it pays to have a trick or two up your sleeve.
The link between the forwards and the backs requires more than an eye for the dramatic and the ability to pull off a Hollywood pass when the pressure is on. The confidence to play with flair and panache is a key skill but it should be backed up with explosive power, rapid acceleration, and excellent handling.
Flair? Drama? Speed? Handling? Your scrum half could only be an Alfa Romeo Giulietta. It’s compact, agile, oozes style from every angle, and if you opt for the range-topping model you get a 240bhp turbocharged boost of raw acceleration. Not every pass will come off, not every move will work out, but no matter what level you’re playing at nothing matches the flair of the Alfa.
The key to a good centre is balance. The ability to be strong in both attack and defence; the right combination of speed, power, and creative flair; and a willingness to dive into the fray against more powerful opponents with absolute self belief. The modern centre must be lean, strong, willing to punch above their weight, and fleet of foot.
If all of that hasn’t left you thinking MINI Cooper S then may we suggest you watch the football instead? Don’t let the size put you off because the MINI is one rugged little performer. It’s quick - even quicker in John Cooper Works guise, it’s agile, and it will shrug off the attentions of bigger players without breaking a sweat. As for punching above its weight: the MINI Cooper has been doing exactly that since Paddy Hopkirk left the rest of the Monte Carlo Rally scrabbling in the snow in 1964.
There is only one criteria for a winger in the modern game and that’s sheer pace. Although strength is useful too. Pace and strength are the only criteria….except maybe some more pace….and agility comes in handy too, alongside a bit more pace of course. So, the criteria for a winger in the modern game are pace, strength, more pace, agility, and a bit more pace for good measure.
Now that’s cleared up it leaves us with the delicate task of choosing a vehicle that fits such specific criteria. Something engineered to be as strong as it is fast, something with the agility to duck and weave, and something capable of blinding acceleration that will leave the competition with a mouthful of dirt and red-faced with embarrassment. That will be a Porsche 718 Cayman then. Slice open a Porsche and like a mechanical stick of rock you’ll find the words “fast” and “agile” running right through its heart. What could be better for a flying winger?
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