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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2019, 05:43:22 pm »
Yum!  Soddige and chips.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2019, 05:55:51 pm »
I think my pre-match caution concerning Wales' chances today was amply justified by events so far.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2019, 03:31:55 pm »
First half hour not too bad.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2019, 04:42:30 pm »
First half hour not too bad.
it’s been a bit one sided.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2019, 06:38:58 pm »
Second half not good, but championship not quite over yet...

Wales played a great second half.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2019, 08:00:19 pm »
Second half not good, but championship not quite over yet...

Wales played a great second half.

We’ll need some serious help from Scotland if we’re not to be runners up.

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2019, 10:31:02 pm »
Second half not good, but championship not quite over yet...

Wales played a great second half.

We’ll need some serious help from Scotland if we’re not to be runners up.

On Scotland's performances to date, fat chance. It's looking like a slam.



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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2019, 12:11:06 am »
Don’t write Ireland off...
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2019, 06:25:48 am »
Wales may yet regret not scoring 4 tries against Italy for the bonus point.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2019, 11:10:42 am »
The French have, when it's way too late, suddenly remembered how to play le rugby.  WTF is going on over there?
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2019, 11:15:26 am »
They do this every so often: confidence caves in completely and they try to second-guess themselves out of despond, failing miserably. It takes a team as generous as Scotland to give them a few points so that they can get their heads back together again.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2019, 11:15:49 am »
Don’t write Ireland off...

Yes, I’d forgotten that Ireland were still to play Wales.

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2019, 11:33:11 am »
That is the final round I think. ‘Twill be a tense affair.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2019, 01:12:01 pm »
Don’t write Ireland off...

If they play against Wales the way they played in Rome yesterday...
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2019, 01:56:21 pm »
Welsh slam. Don’t see Scotland winning any more matches in this tournament. Normal service restored.


Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2019, 02:08:41 pm »
Ireland beat Wales, England beat Italy, probably even declaring at half-time.  England win championship, Wales a gallant but regretful (Italy) second.

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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2019, 03:58:51 pm »
If only we'd declared at half-time in Cardiff - you're a tactical genius Peter!
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2019, 12:41:01 pm »
And if France had declared at half-time against Wales ;D
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2019, 12:56:00 pm »
What's with all this talk of declarations in a rugby thread?

It's just not cricket.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2019, 08:20:17 am »
It's just occurred to me that it is possible for a team to achieve the Grand Slam yet fail to win the championship.
Five wins would be 20 points.
Four wins plus five bonus points  (obviously that includes one losing bonus point) would be 21 points.

That's mad.   I hope I never see it.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2019, 08:23:54 am »
You get three bonus points for winning the Grand Slam.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2019, 09:42:45 am »
It's just occurred to me that it is possible for a team to achieve the Grand Slam yet fail to win the championship.
Five wins would be 20 points.
Four wins plus five bonus points  (obviously that includes one losing bonus point) would be 21 points.

That's mad.   I hope I never see it.

Jaded is right about the three points. However, as I understand it, it is equally possible that next weekend that Wales and Ireland will draw and England will win. That means that the championship will go to a team with 4 wins and one loss and the team with 4 wins and one draw will come second. That is also totally ridiculous.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2019, 09:49:30 am »
If you have any kind of bonus point system, it will create alleged anomalies.

If you award points for big try hauls, then of course there will be a flip-side. In this case, draws aren't worth very much.

(In practice, the funny-shaped ball game creates so few draws that it's not a big issue. In the sensible-shaped ball game, 3-points-for-a-win makes a big difference to tactics.)

My personal preference in these round-robin systems is to have Result-between-the-two-teams as the first "Decider" - in which case Wales could not finish behind England.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2019, 11:16:31 am »
You get three bonus points for winning the Grand Slam.

Ah. Ok.  Thanks.
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Re: Six Nations 2019
« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2019, 11:18:28 am »
It's just occurred to me that it is possible for a team to achieve the Grand Slam yet fail to win the championship.
Five wins would be 20 points.
Four wins plus five bonus points  (obviously that includes one losing bonus point) would be 21 points.

That's mad.   I hope I never see it.

Jaded is right about the three points. However, as I understand it, it is equally possible that next weekend that Wales and Ireland will draw and England will win. That means that the championship will go to a team with 4 wins and one loss and the team with 4 wins and one draw will come second. That is also totally ridiculous.

We can but hope  ;D
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