Author Topic: Six Nations 2019  (Read 2591 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2019, 08:39:33 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ftDaeVTOE

I found this video of Saturday's Wales v Ireland first half. Can someone tell me what language the commentators are speaking please?

I'd guess Georgian.

(Based on the general sound, some specific words, and also after googling the name of the person that uploaded the video.)

Enabling subtitles is amusing.
I think you are right. I looked the guy up on facebook and bunged a post of his into Google Translate. Georgian is the answer.

Georgia actually is a pretty decent rugby playing nation.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2019, 11:05:07 am »
I just watched the extended highlights of the England-Scotland match. Crikey! What a wonderful spectacle!

I've never seen that little Scots winger before - Darcy Graham. He looks very impressive - reminds me of Shane Williams.
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Wowbagger

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #77 on: March 30, 2019, 10:34:51 am »
I'm now watching the full England Scotland game. Last week I watched Wales v Ireland. There seems to be a preponderance of pinch-featured goal-kickers.
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simonp

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #78 on: March 30, 2019, 12:12:05 pm »
John Barclay was another big miss for Scotland. He's back playing at last so hopefully will be available for the World Cup.

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2019, 12:25:33 pm »
The problem with the head-to-head tie-breaker comes if Ireland beat Wales next week. You would be in the situation where Ireland have to come higher than Wales, Wales have to come higher than England, but also England have to come higher than Ireland.

I can see the point of the bonus points, as it gives some extra interest to the games themselves, and otherwise you would end up with it being points difference only. However, I can agree with the 3 points for a grand slam too, as it would seem a little strange for a team that won 4, but gained 6 bonus points (5x4 tries, plus 1 for losing by less than 7) could come out 2 points above the team that beat them if that team collected no bonus points at all.

A late epilogue to all this discussion; this month's email from my local ball-game league contained this news item:

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6)   Over 70’s Tournament:
.... Tim  advised that the event only had 6 entries from the 18 eligible. On the day there was one drop out so the 5 played a ‘round robin’ tournament. Arthur Chilvers won all his 4 matches so became Champion for the second time. There were 3 players each with 2 wins and Tim was declared the runner up as the best of the three

(My bold) There you go - that's the way to handle these things!
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