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Six Nations 2017
« on: February 01, 2017, 10:26:42 pm »
Time for this thread, I think.

My prediction

Ireland
England
Wales
France
Scotland
Italy

The fixtures on the last weekend will be crucial.

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France v Wales at Stade de France, Paris 2:45pm
Ireland v England at Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5:00pm
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 10:44:03 pm »
Mine:-

England
Ireland
Scotland
France
Wales
Italy

It will be very close between England and Ireland, the final weekend will tell.  It will all depend on injuries etc over the course of the championship; which is why I think England will prevail, having better back up than Ireland.

It's the same reason why I think Wales may suffer this season [even though it didn't effect them during the world cup].

I'm looking forward to a resurgent Scotland.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 10:49:55 pm »

I'm looking forward to a resurgent Scotland.

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I do hope that I'm wrong and you are right.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 10:56:33 pm »
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2017, 12:28:28 am »
A resurgent Scotland has been in the offing for the last 2. seasons. The autumn international against Australia showed, once again, that they don't have the top, top quality players that England have.
On the other hand, this is the first time for several years that I have not bought any tickets for Murrayfield, so they are bound to win all their home games.

Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 06:42:06 pm »
Can't see past England romping it (sadly).

That Jones boy seems to know his stuff.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 09:06:37 pm »
Bloody hell Scotland Women.  >:(  You've done exactly what the men do.  Lost a match that you really should have won. 
Camped in Ireland's half for most of the second half with the score at 15 all, you loose it in the last minute.
I was watching it on my tablet on the BBC sport app in the pub.   Rest of the pub was watching the Wales Italy under 20s on S4C.
They had a better evening than I did.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2017, 09:13:33 pm »
I'm thinking England to top the  table, but no grand slam

Might even put France in 5th place

Gonna be pretty tight I think
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 10:20:25 pm »
I agree, not as cut and dried as many think, plus the likelihood of Eddie losing his first match.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2017, 02:40:35 pm »
Is it a knock-on if it comes off the player's chest?

*googles*

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A knock-on occurs when a player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward, or when a player hits the ball forward with the hand or arm, or when the ball hits the hand or arm and goes forward, and the ball touches the ground or another player before the original player can catch it.

So, in my book, that was a bad decision by the referee.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2017, 03:07:34 pm »
Good scrummaging by Ireland, but the rest of their game has been ropey.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2017, 03:41:02 pm »
Part way through our marathon watching day, starting with England U20s at 12 (excellent), finishing with England Women until after 9pm.

Good stuff so far; Scotland living up to club performances lately. Ireland lacking punch at the moment.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2017, 03:53:14 pm »
Bloody hell Scotland.  You're doing it yet again.  >:(
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2017, 03:54:17 pm »
What is the point of giving 3 bonus points to the team that wins the grand slam? How will that affect the final table?
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2017, 03:57:41 pm »
Bloody hell Scotland.  You're doing it yet again.  >:(

Laidlaw held as he swept past the ruck, from which Jackson scored. Hmm; might well have made the difference. Scotland looking a little weary now, though.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2017, 04:07:52 pm »
What is the point of giving 3 bonus points to the team that wins the grand slam? How will that affect the final table?

Just thought this through a bit. With the other bonus points it would be possible, but unlikely, for a team to win the Grand Slam but not win the Championship!  ;D
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2017, 04:15:35 pm »
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2017, 04:22:12 pm »
Stats were with Ireland, score with Scotland. Close game.

Radio commentary on in the kitchen as we were in and out whilst cooking; one play was described as 'a bollocking run'.  Er... not quite. ;D

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 04:37:26 pm »
Did I hear John Fecking-Inverdale talking about the final fixture between Ireland and England being a Grand Slam showdown?

Not now it isn't, dick-features.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2017, 05:15:40 pm »
To be fair I think he was insinuating that before today everyone thought it was likely to be a Grand Slam showdown, he said the price of tickets will have dropped now.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2017, 05:27:19 pm »
To be fair I think he was insinuating that before today everyone thought it was likely to be a Grand Slam showdown, he said the price of tickets will have dropped now.
I didn't. If you do an accumulator on the bookies' odds of both Ireland and England winning all 4 matches leading up to the last one, I think you will find that for that to be the showdown would be relatively unlikely.

The comment I half-heard was before the Scotland-Ireland match started - I was loading the dishwasher at the time and couldn't be arsed to rewind.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2017, 05:53:13 pm »
Sounds as though the pundits aren't impressed with England v France.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2017, 06:16:14 pm »
Was that last French pass for the try a smidge forward?
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2017, 06:34:21 pm »
Was that last French pass for the try a smidge forward?

Dunno. I was in Waitrose.  :)
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2017, 06:35:30 pm »
A thought: when T. May triggers Art 50, will we leave the 6 nations?  :P
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