Rugby Thread 2018/19

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  • Rugby Thread 2018/19
  • Irish pack looks very strong, only AWJ and Tips would trouble a combined selection. Glad to see Lamour on bench. Guess Ireland will keep roof open then!

    tjagain
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    Scotland – decent pack with a surprisingly good back row that has been dug up. Backs – hardly a first choice player bar Russell.

    Had to see beyond a comprehensive defeat and could be slaughter. Maybe our special tactic of playing midgets will succeed in winning us a bunch of penalties

    gauss1777
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    That Ireland team looks so good on paper, really looking forward to that game as for me it’s just too close to call

    Agreed. Going to be stressful/anxious viewing.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Agreed. Going to be stressful/anxious viewing.

    For Irish Welsh and English supporters…

    gauss1777
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    Agreed. Going to be stressful/anxious viewing.

    For Irish Welsh and English supporters…

    I’d love Wales to win the Grand Slam, but whatever the results on Saturday there’s little between Wales, England and Ireland, and all are looking at least reasonable contenders for the World Cup.

    Scotland need to do better than Italy did against England on Saturday – this may not be easy. England it would appear are still hurting from there loss last year and the subsequent ribbing.

    Agreed. Going to be stressful/anxious viewing.

    For Irish Welsh and English supporters…

    Whilst I’ll congratulate any winners on saturday, its Grand Slam or nothing for me, bonus points are bollocks in the six nations.

    Scamper
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    If Wales loose I couldn’t give a stuff if they finish first, second or third in the championship – grand slams is what it’s about, not who puts the most points past Italy. I think it was 1994 when Wales lost to England in the last match but still won the championship and Ieuan Evans sheepishly lifted the trophy.

    gauss1777
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    Enjoyable as always

    DanW
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    I would dearly love for Wales to win tomorrow but they aren’t robots and have been on the end of some immensely physical matches. Ireland look like a team in the middle of a tournament still building whereas Wales must be battered and tired and I’m not sure they can afford to keep defending in the same way against a powerful Irish side. Going to be a tight one!

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Ireland had a day less training than Wales (played on Sunday) and another day out for travel with hopefully a really crap trip across to Cardiff. 🙂

    The bookies are showing Wales as slight favourites. A good bet would be a draw, imo. (Around 20:1!)

    Ireland by 5
    Italy by 3
    England by 15

    Tom B
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    France by 10
    Ireland by 3
    England by 20

    DanW
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    In other news Faletau says he has been seeing the same arm specialist as big Billy… I hope he has better luck that Vunipola and is ready for the RWC!

    loum
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    Whilst I’ll congratulate any winners on saturday, its Grand Slam or nothing for me, bonus points are bollocks in the six nations.

    This sums it up.
    Ireland’s competition was over in the first week when England battered then at home. Since then it’s been about building for something else.
    Wales still have the biggest prize to play for.
    When that happens, it’s usually the team with something to play for.

    But its a bit ironic that it’s the size of that England victory , getting the try bonus point away and leaving Ireland with nothing, that’s left Ireland with nothing to play for handing Wales the easiest of slam chances.
    😉

    gauss1777
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    But its a bit ironic that it’s the size of that England victory , getting the try bonus point away and leaving Ireland with nothing, that’s left Ireland with nothing to play for handing Wales the easiest of slam chances.
    😉

    I’m not sure I understand this, but if Ireland could just go easy on Wales tomorrow that would be appreciated ; )

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    handing Wales the easiest of slam chances.

    Bit disrespectful to Ireland IMO.  Theres a statement to be made for the RWC, I’d want my players knowing they just recently beat Wales if I were Schmidt.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Wait – roof open tomorrow? FFS

    Premier Icon burko73
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    shame about the roof.

    DanW
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    gauss1777
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    About to watch Italy v France and I don’t know what to expect. Both sides have been better than they’ve been given credit for imho. Think I’ll support Italy, as it would be good to see them win.

    Tom B
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    Italy haven’t won a 6n’s game for years!

    gauss1777
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    😀 c’mon Italy

    mindmap3
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    Two shitty teams. France are causing Italy all sorts of problems at the breakdown though. Italy have zero composure when in a try scoring position. T seems odd that the national team is utter bobbins when the domestic teams are actually playing pretty well at the mo.

    Tom B
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    Ref is finally calling France on the offside line, they’ve been offside all game!

    Premier Icon welshfarmer
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    Well that was a pretty decent starter. Let us hope the main course delivers as much excitement. Hopefully we will be full afterwards and won’t even need pudding 🙂

    Is that a broken leg? It looked as though it buckled in a weird way.

    gauss1777
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    😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Well that could make for a shorter afternoon…. Come on Ireland get into this now

    Its all happening!!

    mindmap3
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    Wales tearing into Ireland; they look well up for this and look on course for the GS.

    AWJ looked in a lot of pain then.

    Tom B
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    Haha Gareth Davies shat himself then!!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Looks like Ireland don’t want England to win the 6N eh?  What an odd poor performance so far.

    Ireland certainly on the wrong end of the ref!!

    Looks like Ireland don’t want England

    No one does!

    olddog
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    Ireland will be really regetting the roof decision – three scores down and it’s pissing down.

    Ireland are really forcing it too – need to reset for 2nd half

    Tom B
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    Ireland really aren’t getting much from the ref…..I’ve thought a couple of breakdown decisions were wrong. However…..Wales look very good.

    gauss1777
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    Looks like Ireland don’t want England to win the 6N eh? What an odd poor performance so far.

    Yeah, Ireland must be poor, because Wales are not that good ; )

    Still it’s not over yet, great teams can come back from being 16 points down at halftime 😁

    mindmap3
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    No one does!

    I do! 😂

    Ireland look properly rattled. A good performance by Wales so far. One hand on the GS.

    Wasn’t expecting this…

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