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Wowbagger

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #125 on: March 18, 2017, 06:56:36 pm »
Well done Ireland!
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #126 on: March 18, 2017, 06:58:32 pm »
Why was the Welsh match extended for so long? (I just came in from a bike ride...)

French scrum on the Welsh five-metre line.  Wales concede penalty.  France take the option of a scrum.  Rinse and repeat.

Deserved win for Ireland.  They were, well, better.  Chiz.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #127 on: March 18, 2017, 07:01:00 pm »
Scotland 4th. Boo.
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ElyDave

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #128 on: March 18, 2017, 07:50:21 pm »
yep, I thought we might make it until about 5 minutes to go
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T42

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #129 on: March 19, 2017, 08:22:13 am »
Hey hey hey, what a day! Ireland beat England, France beat Wales. :D :D :D

Particularly pleasing because the French commentators were all "if we beat Wales we end up second", as if England beating Ireland was a foregone conclusion. Well, I suppose it was that, for more than one.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #130 on: March 19, 2017, 09:09:26 am »
Very dodgy replacement by the French due to alledged head injury in that the end of the France/Wales game.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

T42

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #131 on: March 19, 2017, 09:15:26 am »
Yes, but ref allowed it and Alun Wyn Jones didn't make any adverse remarks.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #132 on: March 19, 2017, 09:18:51 am »
Hey hey hey, what a day! Ireland beat England, France beat Wales. :D :D :D

Particularly pleasing because the French commentators were all "if we beat Wales we end up second", as if England beating Ireland was a foregone conclusion. Well, I suppose it was that, for more than one.

Strange that anybody who makes a living commentating on rugby would have an opinion that the Ireland/ England game was a foregone conclusion. I can't imagine many other people would have thought that it was.

Ireland deserved the win.

T42

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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #133 on: March 19, 2017, 09:29:33 am »
Agreed, but that's the way they were, on France Info at least.  Afterwards they were happy to have a place on the podium.  That's a bit like me being happy in coming 7th in the 1967 Scottish Universities Epée championship: there were 8 entries.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #134 on: March 19, 2017, 10:36:14 am »
It's sports commentators' jobs to presents sports fixtures as foregone conclusions. Then, if anything else happens (it frequently does) they can say how incredible it was and sell more papers/attract more clicks/get more viewers. I posted something about this when Inverdale was touting yesterday's Ireland-England game as a "grand slam showdown" - by which he meant that both Ireland and England would be on 100% when the match kicked off.
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #135 on: March 19, 2017, 11:39:27 am »
Yes, but ref allowed it and Alun Wyn Jones didn't make any adverse remarks.

Remarks were made by one of the Welsh props "we're happy whatever, just get on with it"
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Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #136 on: March 20, 2017, 09:58:54 pm »
It's sports commentators' jobs to presents sports fixtures as foregone conclusions. Then, if anything else happens (it frequently does) they can say how incredible it was and sell more papers/attract more clicks/get more viewers. I posted something about this when Inverdale was touting yesterday's Ireland-England game as a "grand slam showdown" - by which he meant that both Ireland and England would be on 100% when the match kicked off.

Sir Clive Woodward in Saturday's Daily Mail "England will slam Ireland".
Sir Clive Woodward in Mail on Sunday "I said at the start of this tournament that England would be champions but no Grand Slam"
Funnily enough, they didn't have space to quote him from the previous day.

Re: Six Nations 2017
« Reply #137 on: March 21, 2017, 10:20:23 am »
Yes, but ref allowed it and Alun Wyn Jones didn't make any adverse remarks.

Remarks were made by one of the Welsh props "we're happy whatever, just get on with it"

They weren't happy though they were livid with the situation. They were also annoyed by the stalling hence the "just get on with it".
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.