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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 24th, 2019, 8:18 am

The big question now is will Jones stick or twist. England had only 40% possession which must happen if you kick everything away. They couldn't break Welsh defensive tackling by forwards and couldn't find grass with their kicks. Farrell said they couldn't get into the game in final 30 minutes. Anscombe was decent but Biggar was excellent in his kicking execution.

England will beat Italy and Scotland. Wales will beat Scotland. If we've a full hand i.e. second-rows and Stander, we can beat Wales with smart rugby, but we've got to be prepared for a tough, tough encounter.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » February 24th, 2019, 12:17 pm

I could see Scotland beating Wales. I'm really not buying into the run that Wales are on, yesterday was their best performance during it and they only really impressed in the last quarter. They stifled England quite well but England messed up a lot of chances too and then shat the bed in the second half by just kicking the ball away and inviting pressure.

Scotland will be desperate to win and Russell will back himself to get outside the Welsh defence. Hard to call right now, will need to see the teams (will Biggar start?) but I don't see it as being a done deal that Wales will win.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby fourthirtythree » February 24th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Yeah, the run is funny. They were muck against France and quite lucky that France handed the game to them. That said they took it. Which Scotland couldn't yesterday when France were doing their best to lose.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby paddyor » February 24th, 2019, 11:36 pm

One of the games was that shocker vs a South Africa b side in the US. Arguably the worst game of the year(SA vs Eng 3rd test) and Defo a top 5 all time worst game contender.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby MylesNaGapoleen » February 25th, 2019, 9:18 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:I could see Scotland beating Wales. I'm really not buying into the run that Wales are on, yesterday was their best performance during it and they only really impressed in the last quarter. They stifled England quite well but England messed up a lot of chances too and then shat the bed in the second half by just kicking the ball away and inviting pressure.

Scotland will be desperate to win and Russell will back himself to get outside the Welsh defence. Hard to call right now, will need to see the teams (will Biggar start?) but I don't see it as being a done deal that Wales will win.


I'm with you on that. if russell is back I fancy scotland too. Shame about hogg and jones probably being out but I still fancy scotland.

as an aside...Farrell was shown up on saturday...he is "brilliant" when the pack are giving him lots of space and quick ball, but, without that he is clueless and just kicks hoping for the best. he is the same for saracens.
Wales had two weeks to plan for the english and it showed. once the bish/bash/bosh didn't work and then the kicking game wasn't delivering they had nothing else to offer....

England have italy up next....at home. I was impressed with them yesterday. fitness levels are up and they have some nous. Might make things difficult for england...and hopefully stop a BP win.

I have tix for the last game in cardiff so I am sorta hoping wales win in scotland...and scotland have a nice day out in twickenham on the last day...first game up.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby ronk » February 25th, 2019, 9:21 pm

Can't see Wales going down to Scotland so close to a Slam.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby neill_m » March 14th, 2019, 2:29 pm

England 23 - 4 Changes
15 Elliot Daly 14 Jack Nowell 13 Henry Slade 12 Manu Tuilagi 11 Jonny May 10 Owen Farrell (c) 9 Ben Youngs 1 Ben Moon 2 Jamie George 3 Kyle Sinckler 4 Joe Launchbury 5 George Kruis 6 Mark Wilson 7 Tom Curry 8 Billy Vunipola

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie 17 Ellis Genge 18 Dan Cole 19 Brad Shields 20 Nathan Hughes 21 Ben Spencer 22 George Ford 23 Ben Te’o

France 23 - 6 changes
15. Maxime Medard 14. Damian Penaud 13. Mathieu Bastareaud 12. Wesley Fofana 11. Yoann Huget 10. Romain Ntamack 9. Antoine Dupont 1. Etienne Falgoux 2. Guilhem Guirado 3. Demba Bamba 4. Felix Lambey 5. Paul Willemse 6. Gregory Alldritt 7. Yacouba Camara 8. Louis Picamoles

16. Camille Chat 17. Dany Priso 18. Dorian Aldegheri 19. Paul Gabrillagues 20. Arthur Iturria 21. Baptiste Serin 22. Camille Lopez 23. Thomas Ramos

Italy 23 - 5 changes
15. Jayden Hayward 14. Edoardo Padovani 13. Marco Zanon 12. Luca Morisi 11. Angelo Esposito 10. Tommaso Allan 9. Tito Tebaldi 1. Andrea Lovotti 2. Leonardo Ghiraldini 3. Tiziano Pasquali 4. David Sisi 5. Federico Ruzza 6. Braam Steyn 7. Jake Polledri 8. Sergio Parisse (c)

16. Luca Bigi 17. Cherif Traore 18. Simone Ferrari 19. Alessandro Zanni 20. Sebastian Negri 21. Guglielmo Palazzani 22. Ian McKinley 23. Luca Sperandio

Scotland 23 - 6 changes
15. Sean Maitland 14. Darcy Graham 13. Nick Grigg 12. Sam Johnson 11. Byron McGuigan 10. Finn Russell 9. Ali Price 1. Allan Dell 2. Stuart McInally (c) 3. Willem Nel 4. Ben Toolis 5. Grant Gilchrist 6. Sam Skinner 7. Hamish Watson 8. Magnus Bradbury

16. Fraser Brown 17. Gordon Reid 18. Simon Berghan 19. Jonny Gray 20. Josh Strauss 21. Greig Laidlaw 22. Adam Hastings 23. Chris Harris
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » March 16th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Big fan of the commentator in the Italy game, any chance he could replace Dave McIntyre for the main gig??

Cracking game, quality is questionable but it's just non stop!
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby tingman » March 16th, 2019, 3:19 pm

Italians doing everything possible to blow this game.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Oldschool » March 16th, 2019, 6:26 pm

tingman wrote:Italians doing everything possible to blow this game.

Very successfully too.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Twist » March 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm

If Scotland win this Im going to be very upset....


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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby tingman » March 16th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Sweet Jesus the Sweaties are fighting back
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » March 20th, 2019, 5:08 pm

And they did, but then blew it.

Just remember, they declared they were missing 5 first-choice players and their next competitive match is against us at a neutral venue, now fully sold out. If they play their 2nd half brand of footy, its fairly clear who the neutrals will support!
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