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Postby Oldschool » December 8th, 2018, 7:49 pm

Long range forecast.
Both England and Wales will be far tougher propositions because this season is not a post Lions season.
Another GS is unlikely and the final game against Wales is likely to be the Championship decider.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby dropkick » December 9th, 2018, 9:44 pm

Wales are away to France and Scotland and have England and Ireland at home. It'll be a tough task for them. They could fall flat on their faces if they lose the first game.


It'll be a tricky game. Gatland likes to keep the ball in play rather than five the opposition lineouts. They've also a disciplined defence which means there might be few lineout opportunities.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Dave Cahill » December 9th, 2018, 10:15 pm

dropkick wrote:Wales are away to France and Scotland and have England and Ireland at home. It'll be a tough task for them. They could fall flat on their faces if they lose the first game.


It'll be a tricky game. Gatland likes to keep the ball in play rather than five the opposition lineouts. They've also a disciplined defence which means there might be few lineout opportunities.
On the other hand, they have Ireland at home, a game that Ireland have never won under Schmidt
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Oldschool » December 9th, 2018, 10:53 pm

Dave Cahill wrote:
dropkick wrote:Wales are away to France and Scotland and have England and Ireland at home. It'll be a tough task for them. They could fall flat on their faces if they lose the first game.


It'll be a tricky game. Gatland likes to keep the ball in play rather than five the opposition lineouts. They've also a disciplined defence which means there might be few lineout opportunities.
On the other hand, they have Ireland at home, a game that Ireland have never won under Schmidt

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Mind you so does Gatland.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby sunshiner1 » December 12th, 2018, 3:21 am

England without Nowell, Itojie or Cokanasiga are weakened. Wales will be a tough nut. France embarassed themselves during the Authumn Internationals and there will be massive pressure to redemn themselves. They'll either come out all guns blazing or crack under the pressure.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » December 12th, 2018, 9:00 am

sunshiner1 wrote:England without Nowell, Itojie or Cokanasiga are weakened. Wales will be a tough nut. France embarassed themselves during the Authumn Internationals and there will be massive pressure to redemn themselves. They'll either come out all guns blazing or crack under the pressure.



You can Scotland to that mix. In all three games in the Autumn they looked strong up front with plenty of class and pace in the backs. Townsend is an excellent Head Coach and they'll be flying below the radar.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby sunshiner1 » January 18th, 2019, 3:25 am

No Underhill or Robshaw for England is going to hurt a lot. Jones talking about making Nowell a 7 :lol:

https://www.the42.ie/eddie-jones-jack-n ... 5-Jan2019/

Who would be the number 7 for England now with those two missing?
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby FLIP » January 18th, 2019, 8:27 am

sunshiner1 wrote:No Underhill or Robshaw for England is going to hurt a lot. Jones talking about making Nowell a 7 :lol:

https://www.the42.ie/eddie-jones-jack-n ... 5-Jan2019/

Who would be the number 7 for England now with those two missing?


Tom Curry is next in line.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Peg Leg » January 18th, 2019, 11:44 am

sunshiner1 wrote:No Underhill or Robshaw for England is going to hurt a lot. Jones talking about making Nowell a 7 :lol:

https://www.the42.ie/eddie-jones-jack-n ... 5-Jan2019/

Who would be the number 7 for England now with those two missing?
Underhill missing out is a joke
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby johng » January 18th, 2019, 11:45 am

He mangled himself and is long term injured

Some English Paper wrote:Sam Underhill will miss the entire Six Nations campaign after the England flanker underwent surgery on his injured ankle, with Bath confirming that he will not return until mid-April.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Peg Leg » January 18th, 2019, 5:11 pm

johng wrote:He mangled himself and is long term injured

Some English Paper wrote:Sam Underhill will miss the entire Six Nations campaign after the England flanker underwent surgery on his injured ankle, with Bath confirming that he will not return until mid-April.
That is really bad timing. Thanks Jg
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Oldschool » January 19th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Who'd be an Irish coach?
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/george-hook-joe-schmidt-may-well-be-the-worst-coachselector-in-irish-rugby-history-34756207.html
With a bit of luck we will get a similar prediction/preview for the forthcoming 6N
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby ronk » January 20th, 2019, 5:37 am

Jack McGrath had knee surgery to correct a long running (post Lions) niggle. Hope it's fully fixed, it'd be nice to have him back at his best.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Fireworks » January 20th, 2019, 7:07 pm

Oldschool wrote:Who'd be an Irish coach?
https://m.independent.ie/sport/rugby/george-hook-joe-schmidt-may-well-be-the-worst-coachselector-in-irish-rugby-history-34756207.html
With a bit of luck we will get a similar prediction/preview for the forthcoming 6N


A perfect example of why not to listen to anything that comes from Hook which relates to Rugby. It is an article that comes from the worst tradition of knee jerk sack the manager soccer journalism when there is anything but an immediate success.

For my prediction I would go with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hamKl-su8PE
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