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ElyDave

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2017, 08:40:17 am »
Very lucky win I thought, let's hope England don't start relying on the narrow win when they come up against NZ.

I thought it was very scrappy all round, but where the matches I used to referee could be scrappy due to low skill levels, this was scrappy due to being played right on the edge. Made for a nailbiting game to watch though.

Any idea whether Moriarty will be cited for that very late tackle on Farrell?
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2017, 08:50:51 am »
Nah, England made their own luck*...   ;)  Apparently they don't play NZ until 2018... 

Won't be too long before the Vunipola bros are back.

* though, if Wales hadn't turned down a chance at goal for those two penalties in 1st half...

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2017, 10:08:01 am »
Surprised so few people appeared to have watched it. Mind you, I thought the direction was poor. Far too many shots of the ball being retrieved from a tangle of legs, with no context - so you had no feeling for what might happen next. Also too many cuts to cameras when the operator hadn't quite set up the shot, so you got a moving or zooming camera, or someone in the way. Very distracting.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #53 on: February 12, 2017, 12:59:59 pm »
Nah, England made their own luck*...   ;)

There is a very strong inclination for me to disagree with you on that point!

However, winning teams have a habit of winning. It doesn't matter if they scraped through with a single score at the end or romped it. Right now, England are a winning team.

Will they get the three wins needed for the record? The next two should be meat and drink, but I think they will need to up their game for the third. Interesting hearing Rory Best talk about the Scotland defeat. They were just caught napping. I can't see that happening at home with a chance to stop England getting a record!

Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2017, 01:30:38 pm »
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Head coach Eddie Jones said England had used up all of their "get-out-of-jail-free cards"
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tbf, probably a fine line beween being 'lucky', and using 'get out of jail free cards'... 
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ElyDave

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2017, 02:40:11 pm »
Nah, England made their own luck*...   ;)

There is a very strong inclination for me to disagree with you on that point!

However, winning teams have a habit of winning. It doesn't matter if they scraped through with a single score at the end or romped it. Right now, England are a winning team.

Will they get the three wins needed for the record? The next two should be meat and drink, but I think they will need to up their game for the third. Interesting hearing Rory Best talk about the Scotland defeat. They were just caught napping. I can't see that happening at home with a chance to stop England getting a record!

I'm with you there, doesn't matter how we won, but I don't want to be going that close again.  There must be, however much the professional support teams try to prevent it, an element of invincibility in the eyes of the teams playing them at the moment i.e. they've won 16 in a row, that can't be entirely by chance, we have to play better than we can really hope to do...


Hopefully Scotland about to repeat what they did last week, vs Aus, SA etc
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2017, 03:43:33 pm »
Looks like it could be the end of this year's 6 nations for Laidlaw.  That will be a real bugger for Scotland.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #57 on: February 12, 2017, 05:03:23 pm »
Paris littered with b0rked Scotsmen; cracking game though.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #58 on: February 12, 2017, 11:29:00 pm »
Hmmm, was looking good for a while.

Laidlaw will definitely be missed
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2017, 04:13:33 pm »
Hey, this is such fun!!!
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« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2017, 04:16:14 pm »
...and hopefully no bonus point for the losers.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2017, 04:19:39 pm »
Dunno what the Jocks had in their half-time cocoa but it seems to have been effective.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2017, 10:48:42 pm »
Good win for Scotland!
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #63 on: February 26, 2017, 03:11:25 am »
Looks like it could be the end of this year's 6 nations for Laidlaw.  That will be a real bugger for Scotland.

Indeed, but they worked round it. In a stunning way.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #64 on: February 26, 2017, 08:35:06 am »
Well, we won. :D  Well no, actually, we lost.  :'(

Ireland v France is such sweet sorrow.  :-\
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #65 on: February 26, 2017, 03:53:20 pm »
Woss goin on at Twickers then?
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2017, 03:56:21 pm »
Italy are being buried by a record score1, just as the pundits forecast.

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2017, 03:57:39 pm »
"I'm a referee.   Not a coach."

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2017, 04:00:07 pm »
Bof, you Eengleesh!
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #69 on: February 26, 2017, 05:19:34 pm »
A game of two halves if ever there was one.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #70 on: February 26, 2017, 11:11:27 pm »
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.

Can you see a pattern emerging?  :facepalm:

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #71 on: February 27, 2017, 01:57:49 am »
Woss goin on at Twickers then?

They were emulating the Scots.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #72 on: February 27, 2017, 10:23:24 am »
Great entertainment, I thought.  I nearly didn't watch, because watching a predictable drubbing is never pleasant, regardless of who is playing who.
Well done to Italy for introducing chaos theory into rugby.  England cluelessness in the face of the unexpected was just amazing, they are so over-coached and incapable of thinking for themselves.  Sir Clive saying from the pundit's chair that his sides, in similar circumstances, would feign an injury so that they could get coaching instructions out to the players! 
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ElyDave

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #73 on: February 27, 2017, 02:18:39 pm »
Should have been simple really, no offside line, use your back row and front row to pick and go repeatedly until the gap appears, then send through the fast boys.  No need to ruck if the opposition don't want to play
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #74 on: February 27, 2017, 02:34:24 pm »
Should have been simple really, no offside line, use your back row and front row to pick and go repeatedly until the gap appears, then send through the fast boys.  No need to ruck if the opposition don't want to play

I was thinking much the same thing. If Italy had tried that tactic against New Zealand, say, they would have been massacred. England showed a lack of imagination in dealing with it, sticking too rigidly to the gameplan rather than using their instinct.

They worked it out eventually though.

Final score flatters England.