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T42

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2018, 08:59:58 am »
What happened? I wasn't looking.

Wait a bit...

Oh, I say!

That's all rather splendid, isn't it?
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2018, 08:59:09 pm »
It was excellent.

I never like it when one team totally dominates* and I have always enjoyed Scotland's wins over England. Yesterday's was especially toothsome because it was unexpected.

*unless it's Wales of course ;)
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #52 on: February 25, 2018, 09:48:56 pm »
I just watched that back pass from Finn Russell that sent Jones away. The initial thought at the time was “what the hell is he playing at” as the only players near the ball were in white. But Jones running onto it with perfect timing ripped everything apart. And Russell was in the right place at the end of the move to pass the ball out to Maitland to finish it. Perfect.

This is exactly the sort of performance that the Autumn tests showed Scotland are capable and of. The big improvements over the Wales and France games were in accuracy but also winning turnovers and penalties at the breakdown.

Hogg has been quiet in attack but he’s not needed to do anything spectacular because Scotland have try scorers all over the place now. Something we’ve not been able to say in a long time. It’s good because a team is much easier to defend against if they’re predictable.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #53 on: February 26, 2018, 12:22:12 pm »
How utterly splendid!
Indeed, it is lovely to see Ireland win.
Hear-hear!

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #54 on: March 01, 2018, 02:39:35 pm »
Disappointed to hear about abuse that Eddie Jones received when travelling south after the defeat.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #55 on: March 01, 2018, 08:23:57 pm »
How far south? Melbourne?  ;)
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2018, 05:13:55 pm »
Good work Ireland!
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2018, 06:34:01 pm »
And well done France.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2018, 06:37:13 pm »
If Italy beat Wales Brexit will be complete...
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #59 on: March 10, 2018, 07:43:22 pm »
Bit of a typo on the BBC website...

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19:24
Ireland crowned champions
With England's loss in Paris, England have been crowned Six Nations champions for the third time in five years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/42876785
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #60 on: March 10, 2018, 11:44:56 pm »
Les Françaises ont gagné aussi...
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #61 on: March 10, 2018, 11:51:26 pm »
Bit of a typo on the BBC website...

Quote
19:24
Ireland crowned champions
With England's loss in Paris, England have been crowned Six Nations champions for the third time in five years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/42876785

It's not a typo, it's how all sport will be reported post Brexit. England will win the football world cup, UK will triumph in the super bowl and Prince Charles will win Wimbledon.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #62 on: March 10, 2018, 11:56:25 pm »
England will win all the World Series. Just like America does.
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T42

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2018, 07:30:50 am »
What a nice Saturday!
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2018, 01:10:51 pm »
Looking fairly ominous in Cardiff. Italy won the u20 encounter for the first time ever, and the Italian women are comfortably placed as well.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2018, 03:37:09 pm »
All gone quiet...
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2018, 03:53:44 pm »
Come on Wales, another couple of trys and that would put Wales second in the table going into the last weekend.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2018, 03:56:46 pm »
That yellow card came as a bit of a surprise. I'm not sure how the tackler can cater for that. His player was off balance but that doesn't mean you shouldn't tackle him.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2018, 03:58:19 pm »
BBC pundits are expressing surprise that it wasn't red.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2018, 04:00:22 pm »
They are now. Their first comments were that it was a fair tackle.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2018, 04:26:57 pm »
Why does a player need hi-viz boots? I find them quite offensive.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2018, 05:00:46 pm »
Weird game, that.

Italy seemed to have all the play in the first half apart from two errors early on, each of which ended with a Welsh try. Earlier in I was watching the women's game and there was a spell there in which Wales had two players sin-binned simultaneously.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2018, 08:36:44 pm »
Can anyone throw any light onto the relationship between the TMO and the ref?

During the women's Wales v Italy match, there was an incident in which teh Wlesh tackler clearly lifted the Italian player. At one point, whilst in the air, the Italian's legs were higher than her torso, but when she landed, she didn't land torso first but more or less simultaneously.

The (female) French referee had stopped play for another breakdown and consulted the TMO regarding the tackle. She saw the replay and was going to allow play to continue with whatever it was that had caused the stoppage in the first place, but the TMO (male) persuaded her that it should be a yellow card.

The impression I gained, possibly falsely, was that the TMO was a higher ranking official and that he used that rank to influence the decision.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #73 on: March 11, 2018, 09:07:02 pm »
Oddly, I was rather happy with the men's result, especially as George N seems to be coming back to his storming style of play.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #74 on: March 11, 2018, 09:38:44 pm »
Well, it was rather satisfying, but all seemed rather low key. I didn't think that this was because the title was already decided.
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