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TimC

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #50 on: 09 March, 2024, 04:30:31 pm »
Absolutely bloody marvellous!

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #51 on: 09 March, 2024, 05:52:59 pm »
Yay! Forza Italia :thumbsup:
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Pingu

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #52 on: 09 March, 2024, 06:19:12 pm »
Allez les Bleus!

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #53 on: 09 March, 2024, 06:35:38 pm »
Well done England - and Marcus Smith!
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #54 on: 09 March, 2024, 07:10:14 pm »
I just watched the Italy-Scotland highlights. I don't know who the commentator was, but her final sentence has to be the Colemanballs to end all Colemanballs.

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #55 on: 09 March, 2024, 08:30:13 pm »
I hope it doesn't - and I think it unlikely that it will - but it's certainly a contender!

Fascinating day.  In history-bathed Rome, Scotland, who scored 4 tries, though only two by Scotsmen, were beaten by Italy, who scored only 3 - though only one by an Italian.

England's win was terrific and involved people with names like Smith and Ford and Lawrence, which is letting the side down a bit, I think.  Boy's Own stuff - fabulous!


T42

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #56 on: 10 March, 2024, 09:56:29 am »
Bugger.
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #57 on: 10 March, 2024, 02:51:12 pm »
I didn't see any of the action yesterday (was up in Stirling enjoying thrilling live sport in person for the princely sum of £13) but from the highlights it looked like two excellent matches yesterday.  Irish colleagues have been insufferable lately so well done England.   :thumbsup:

This is likely to be the penultimate season of free to air for the Six Nations so a lack of predictability a la yesterday will have the likes of Sky & Amazon sharpening their pencils ready to bid for live coverage from 2026. 

 


Steph

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #58 on: 10 March, 2024, 05:11:42 pm »
Bugger.

And, from me, arsebollocks.

On the other hand, the Italy/Scotland and England/Ireland matches were gripping.
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #59 on: 10 March, 2024, 05:43:49 pm »
Something strange seems to have happened to the 6 Nations, especially this weekend.  All the teams have looked athletic with much less of the lumbering about of overweight players that has plagued the last decade.  The French reminded me of the real running game of the Tomas Castegnaide era - and Wales ran it, too.  England could still do with some trimming down but all in all a great weekend for running rugby!

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #60 on: 10 March, 2024, 07:56:34 pm »
Although the French pack was almost a tonne of steaming Charolais.
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #61 on: 10 March, 2024, 08:42:55 pm »
Yes, I was wondering about that.  Perhaps the effect was reduced by the "fact" that there were not so many scrums as is usually the case.  I mean, there may have been, I haven't seen any statistics, but the game just seemed to be constantly on the move.

Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #62 on: 10 March, 2024, 10:18:43 pm »
In last year's 6 nations there were an average of 26 lineouts, 11 scrums and 23 penalty+free kicks per test. In this year's Wales v France game those totals were 19, 15 and 11 respectively (assuming I'm reading the stats correctly here). So you may be wrong about the scrums but right about the game in general. Ave for ball in play was 37m 33s last tournement but I can't find the stats for today's game.

Can anyone tell me why a team conceding a line-out tend to line up straight away, while the team with the throw-in tend to amble up?

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #63 on: 10 March, 2024, 11:10:36 pm »
Can anyone tell me why a team conceding a line-out tend to line up straight away, while the team with the throw-in tend to amble up?

I read that a rule change was being considered to stop the amble nonsense.

Also to stop other nonsense, so that there is more actual game.
It is simpler than it looks.

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #64 on: 10 March, 2024, 11:14:39 pm »
The team with the throw can choose when to throw. If the winger is there and has the ball to hand, he can throw it straight to an unmarked colleague and try to launch an attack, long before any forwards are on the scene.
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #65 on: 10 March, 2024, 11:30:10 pm »
@ Nuncio

Yes, I thought I might have been deceived by the general pace of the game.  I'm pretty sure the scrums didn't suffer as much as they can do from constant re-setting - but I may have that wrong, too.  Perhaps I was high from seeing 2 games of flowing rugby.  (Didn't see the Italy one.)

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #66 on: 13 March, 2024, 11:44:37 pm »
I’ve just read that George North has announced that he will retire from international rugby after the Italy game. He only seems to have Ben playing 5 minutes but he says 14 years. That is 20% of my life. Shit.
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #67 on: 16 March, 2024, 01:34:24 pm »
Italy will be fancying their chances agst Wales, I guess.
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Beardy

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #68 on: 16 March, 2024, 03:59:54 pm »
Just what HAS been happening in the depths of the Rugby Union Football dungeons of Italy? Have the Mafioso taken an interest do you think?  ???
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #69 on: 16 March, 2024, 04:44:37 pm »
Just what HAS been happening in the depths of the Rugby Union Football dungeons of Italy? Have the Mafioso taken an interest do you think?  ???

Possibly having good young players, and new focus with coach Quesada?
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #70 on: 16 March, 2024, 06:12:54 pm »
Vaughan Gething has only been first minister for half a day and we've got the wooden spoon.
He has to go.  ;)
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #71 on: 16 March, 2024, 06:49:25 pm »
And well done Scotland.  You made them have to fight for it.
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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #72 on: 16 March, 2024, 07:09:59 pm »
Just why are the Italians Welsh in this tournament? Thats all.

FTFY :demon:

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #73 on: 16 March, 2024, 07:16:07 pm »
Meow. ;D
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Beardy

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Re: Six Nations 2024
« Reply #74 on: 16 March, 2024, 08:48:41 pm »
Just why are the Italians Welsh in this tournament? Thats all.

FTFY :demon:

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