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Mr Larrington

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #75 on: 20 March, 2021, 04:19:00 pm »
Oh dear.  And it was such a promising start by Plucky Little Italy too :'(
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #76 on: 20 March, 2021, 05:23:32 pm »
That was a stonking try.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #77 on: 20 March, 2021, 06:39:45 pm »
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #78 on: 20 March, 2021, 06:40:00 pm »
wot a shoking sho by england most deplorable a lot of rabits

You'd think they’d have learned to give away so many penalties by now :facepalm:
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #79 on: 20 March, 2021, 07:23:07 pm »
Was this match broadcast on the Beeb?

Part of me hopes that this will be Eddie Jones' swansong, because he's such an annoying little tick. OTOH, England always seem to "underperform" under his guidance, so the other part wants him to stay.

I haven't found any highlights yet.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #80 on: 20 March, 2021, 07:42:29 pm »
It was on ITV (which confused MrsC).
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #81 on: 20 March, 2021, 07:58:11 pm »
Bloody hell - some of those Welshmen can't sing...
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #82 on: 20 March, 2021, 10:02:18 pm »
There'll be even less singing in the Valleys now.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #83 on: 20 March, 2021, 10:03:06 pm »
ARSEBOLLOCKS!!!!!
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #84 on: 20 March, 2021, 10:06:19 pm »
Didn't Wales get a bonus point tonight because they lost by only 2 points?
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #85 on: 20 March, 2021, 10:13:31 pm »
I think that was the most entertaining match I've seen in many years!

Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #86 on: 20 March, 2021, 11:08:05 pm »
It was gripping stuff. Amazing game.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #87 on: 20 March, 2021, 11:30:38 pm »
So, are the statisticians having hard-ons about the possible outcomes?

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #88 on: 21 March, 2021, 12:36:49 am »
Oh yes.  France have to beat Scotland and score four tries to make them equal on points with Wales and then it all goes down to mathemagical nerdery which ICBA to look up.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #89 on: 21 March, 2021, 09:08:44 am »
Feeling rather pleased this morning. :D
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #90 on: 21 March, 2021, 07:34:28 pm »
Thinking back to yesterday's match, Wales's last spell of possession culminated in the Rees-Zammit grounding of the ball that just touched the white line. After that, it was all France.

Wales were about 2cm from winning the Grand Slam.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #91 on: 21 March, 2021, 11:17:18 pm »
Oh yes.  France have to beat Scotland and score four tries to make them equal on points with Wales and then it all goes down to mathemagical nerdery which ICBA to look up.

Frankly, my bear, I don't think you'll need to be A:  France should be up to the task.  Is there a date for this, yet?

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #92 on: 21 March, 2021, 11:20:04 pm »
Oh yes.  France have to beat Scotland and score four tries to make them equal on points with Wales and then it all goes down to mathemagical nerdery which ICBA to look up.

Frankly, my bear, I don't think you'll need to be A:  France should be up to the task.  Is there a date for this, yet?

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #93 on: 21 March, 2021, 11:26:28 pm »
I think France need to win with four try bonus point plus a 17 or more point lead.
If I were a France fan, I'd be nervous.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #94 on: 22 March, 2021, 12:08:48 am »
If I've understood the rules correctly, France have to:

1. Win.
2. Score 4 tries for a bonus point
3. Beat Scotland by at least 21 points as Wales' current points difference (61) is 20 better than France's (41).
4. In the event of points and points difference being equal, then the number of tries scored comes into play. Wales have scored 20 to Frances 15.

If points, points difference and the number of tries are equal, then the championship is shared.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #95 on: 22 March, 2021, 11:05:51 am »
Ah, a slightly different complexion appears, then!  I should think France might score five tries all right but a 21 point gap might be a little harder to close.  Is there nothing about how many Sourh Africans you've got or left-handed players, or something?

@ Mr Larrington - thanks for the time and date.

Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #96 on: 22 March, 2021, 11:43:29 am »
Thinking back to yesterday's match, Wales's last spell of possession culminated in the Rees-Zammit grounding of the ball that just touched the white line. After that, it was all France.

Wales were about 2cm from winning the Grand Slam.

But even that was questionable - both the decision on grounding (looked to be the right decision to me, probably), and the decision to award a penalty for the preceding maul being brought down rather than a penalty try (looked to be the wrong decision, probably). And wasn't there a later French 'try' where a single replay shown later appeared to show the ball being touched down on the line, but where the ref didn't even go to Barnesey [sic], or, at least, didn't ask for a second look?

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #97 on: 22 March, 2021, 03:11:45 pm »
If the thumpings dished out to plucky Italy and England are put to one side, the scores in the five games so far between Sco/Ire/Wal/Fra have seen a margin of victory that has never been above 5. 

So France will be going some to get all that they require, not that they aren't capable of it what with their Gallic flair.

FWIW the money man Mr P Power is currently giving Scotland a 16 point start.     

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #98 on: 22 March, 2021, 03:56:01 pm »
The danger there is that Gallic flair get itself dealt a full house of red cards.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #99 on: 26 March, 2021, 08:01:44 pm »
I've just realised that the Flower of Scotland begins similarly to the Hebrew Slaves' Chorus from *Joe Green's opera Nabucco.

*aka Giuseppe Verdi...
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