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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby neill_m » February 1st, 2019, 10:21 am

Italy 23 V Scotland.

15. Jayden Hayward (Benetton) 14. Angelo Esposito (Benetton) 13. Luca Morisi (Benetton) 12. Tommaso Castello (Zebre) 11. Michele Campagnaro (Wasps) 10. Tommaso Allan (Benetton) 9. Tito Tebaldi (Benetton) 1. Andrea Lovotti (Zebre) 2. Leonardo Ghiraldini (Toulouse) 3. Simone Ferrari (Benetton) 4. David Sisi (Zebre) 5. Dean Budd (Benetton) 6. Sebastian Negri (Benetton) 7. Abraham Steyn (Benetton) 8. Sergio Parisse (Stade Francais) (c)

16. Luca Bigi (Benetton) 17. Cherif Traore (Benetton) 18. Tiziano Pasquali (Benetton) 19. Federico Ruzza (Benetton) 20. Jimmy Tuivaiti (Zebre) 21. Guglielmo Palazzani (Zebre) 22. Ian McKinley (Benetton) 23. Edoardo Padovani (Zebre)

Benetton 14, Zebre 6 and 3 Others.

Sergio Parisse will set a new Guinness Six Nations record on Saturday afternoon when he lines up against Scotland for his 66th appearance in the 6N. The Azzurri skipper starts at No.8, going clear of Brian O’Driscoll’s previous total of 65. Leonardo Ghiraldini wins his 100th cap as he starts at hooker.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby D4surfer » February 1st, 2019, 9:07 pm

It looks like there are big gaps in the crowd in Stade de France. 5 nil to France after 7 minutes.
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6Ns 2019

Postby artaneboy » February 1st, 2019, 9:24 pm

Liam Williams scorns a pass for a near walk-in try and then loses the ball in the tackle. Couldn’t happen a nice man...


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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby artaneboy » February 1st, 2019, 10:29 pm

In fairness- great comeback by Wales.


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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby tingman » February 1st, 2019, 10:46 pm

Granted conditions are awful but France are all over the shop.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby JohnB » February 1st, 2019, 10:51 pm

France or Italy for the wooden spoon? France’s game management in the 2nd half was atrocious. North’s 2nd try was a farcical gift from the French back line.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby fourthirtythree » February 1st, 2019, 10:54 pm

Crazy game. The kind of jammy win that sets you up. Wales were awful and relied on France.

Can't understand how the pundits on tv3 thought France would win, on form Wales should hockey them. We under rate Wales in general. But God, both sides were awful.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » February 1st, 2019, 11:21 pm

Form in terms of results maybe but I don't think Wales have been good and France have actually had some decent performances, just don't know how to win.

I still can't comprehend how Wales won, not sure I've ever seen a team bottle it the way France did. Bodes well for a good championship anyway!
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » February 2nd, 2019, 4:41 pm

I'm a bit shocked by how bad Italy are, literally every element of their performance is poor. I know they don't have the players but they're a total shambles, the coaches seem to have done a terrible job.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby MylesNaGapoleen » February 3rd, 2019, 12:51 pm

gift nations.

france gifted wales 2 tries...and we did the same yesterday (sexton & stockdale) both in similar circumstances....an intercept and a try line fumble.
Italy weren't as bad as I thought they would be.
Looking forward to the rest of the games. I have tickets for wales v ireland so hoping we keep an interest to the end...and england slip up along the way.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Oldschool » February 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm

England burning France at the stake.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 10th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Oldschool wrote:England burning France at the stake.


With almost the exact same tactic. First-half, seven kicks to Penaud's (right) wing with a hat-trick for Jonny May and big carriers up the middle. Constant kicking by Parra and Lopez from the French but poor chasing.

Really poor French performance but for at least three of Farrell's kicks, May has been ahead of the kicker. Can't say how poor France have been. Penaud has tried, so have Huget and Picamoles and Bemba, but nobody else.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby tingman » February 10th, 2019, 5:05 pm

England kicking / grubbers into back field space has been outstanding...a viable alternative to the constant pommelling of our one off runners....
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Dave Cahill » February 10th, 2019, 5:08 pm

France are shocking. England are playing well and all, but theres no excuse for the complete disorganisation on every level in the French team
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Twist » February 10th, 2019, 5:29 pm

Shocking stuff from France, not much better from Owens, great short kicking from England


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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Ruckedtobits » February 10th, 2019, 5:29 pm

What price M. Schmidt as French National Coach by August 2020, following a 7 month sabbatical?
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby Dave Cahill » February 10th, 2019, 5:31 pm

Ruckedtobits wrote:What price M. Schmidt as French National Coach by August 2020, following a 7 month sabbatical?


The only problem is that he'd have to pick French players
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » February 10th, 2019, 6:11 pm

They just put in one of the worst performances in 6N nations history and combined with last week they've put in one of the worst 120 minutes of rugby in 6N nations history...and yet they could end up troubling us in a few weeks or even getting to a World Cup final :lol:

It really was awful in every single respect. Not calling for high balls, stupid penalties, losing the ball in contact, all so basic. That's before you even talk about the lack of analysis on England's performance last week and the fact that they didn't even try to address any of the mistakes they made against Wales.

A disgrace.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby ribs » February 10th, 2019, 6:20 pm

The only positive is that England have got their cockiness back now, rather than the hunger in the Ireland game.
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Re: 6Ns 2019

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » February 10th, 2019, 6:22 pm

I need to complain about them more, just one thing that really sums them up.

I think it's highly questionable that Huget was picked last week. He had a nightmare for reasons that are evident in most games that he plays, particularly that hes lazy and loses concentration. Yet they picked him again...and not only did they pick him again...but they put him to fullback...against an England team that ruthlessly went after our back three last week with five players in their backline who all put in kicks that killed our back three. Mind boggling!
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