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Six Nations 2021
« on: February 06, 2021, 05:05:04 pm »
I’m watching the Calcutta Cup on the anabaric distascope while at home. Although I don’t attend the stadia I do on occasion visit my local hostelry to boost the experience with a bit of atmosphere. This is obviously not an option, but the lack of a crowd at Twickers makes for a flat experience even for a home viewing.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 06:34:53 pm »
Yay. \○/
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 06:36:29 pm »
Well, Scotland were very good, outplayed England, and thoroughly deserved!
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 07:24:22 pm »
I watched 9 minutes of highlights which I suspect were unrepresentative as the impression they gave was overwhelmingly in Scotland's favour. I would have expected a lot more points than 11 from what they showed. However, they were quite badly edited, often cutting off commentators in mid-sentence. That's
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2021, 07:43:58 pm »
Great to win at the home of one of world rugby giants.

A cool head would say that Scotland could improve and should have been out of sight long before the finish but yay.   

England werent allowed to play and ended up playing against the clock as well, which Scotland needed. 

Id just left high school the last time Scotland won at Twickenham.  It may be an evening for that 21yo Springbank.


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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2021, 08:35:10 pm »
Pleased with the Scotland win, but England were poor.
Scotland displayed their usual inability to convert possession and field position into points, but got away with it.

.  It may be an evening for that 21yo Springbank.

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2021, 08:40:59 pm »
I thought it was a terrific contest but a bloody awful advertisement for Rugger.  I'm not sure it would have inspired too many youngsters.

Well done Scotland.  I think England defended resolutely because they were under the cosh almost all the time.  But neither team showed much flair in admittedly poor conditions.

But well done Scotland - one for the memory banks!

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 10:09:01 pm »
Spare a thought for plucky little Italy  :'(
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2021, 10:31:31 pm »
I watched 9 minutes of highlights which I suspect were unrepresentative as the impression they gave was overwhelmingly in Scotland's favour. I would have expected a lot more points than 11 from what they showed. However, they were quite badly edited, often cutting off commentators in mid-sentence. That's

They were representative.

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2021, 12:51:20 am »
I thought Scotlandland deserved the win, but Englandtown deserved the small points difference. I thought the English pack were good in defence, but when one team hold the ball for as long as the wee jocks did, the outcome is pretty much inevitable.

I didn’t see either of the other matches but it’s pretty clear that both teams I did see play have plenty of room to improve.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2021, 01:15:36 am »
You didn’t miss Wales-Ireland coz it ent happened yet ;D
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2021, 11:08:03 pm »
It has now... ;)

I can't help thinking that there was a fair bit of good fortune for the winning side in that game.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2021, 11:33:47 pm »
I didn't see it all, but until that mis kick at the end, I felt Ireland were gong to score, and so win.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2021, 11:56:10 am »
a bloody awful advertisement for Rugger.
Sounds like business as usual for the six nations for the past ... 10? ... years.

Seems to me that union has been pushing more towards long distance goal kicking, mauls, big men grunting about until a penalty is given ... I swear there was more free flowing running play back in the day.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2021, 12:45:41 pm »
I'm sure you're right.  The Wales game was slightly better - but only slightly!  And I dread England being awarded a penalty, never mind all the points they give away by being thick.  I once went into the kitchen when Farrell placed the ball and when I came back, having made a cup of tea, mowed the lawn and done the Times crossword, he was still eyeing it up.....

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2021, 02:20:03 pm »
Wow!
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2021, 05:15:37 pm »
Come on Scotland!

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2021, 06:44:13 pm »
Gosh. Good game.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2021, 06:49:29 pm »
Are Wales going to win the 6 Nations based on red cards?
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2021, 06:55:32 pm »
A pulsating game.  To my untrained eye Scotland played a bit like England did v. Scotland last week ie they dominated possession but were hugely ill disciplined. 

That winning try had a lot in common with one by Tony Stanger in 1990 the last time I was at Murrayfield.

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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2021, 07:36:03 pm »
I am just relieved.

Mind you, both matches today had some corking tries, by all the teams.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2021, 07:44:06 pm »
Lewis Rees-Zammit seems to be something rather special.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2021, 07:59:19 pm »
I had to go for my evening meal 10 minutes into the second half of the Scotland/Wales match  >:( It looks like it got a bit tense towards the end.
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2021, 08:31:29 pm »
Lewis Rees-Zammit seems to be something rather special.

Lewis Rees(ed) Lightning.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Six Nations 2021
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2021, 08:44:57 pm »
I really enjoyed the Scotland-Wales match. Can't say I've enjoyed one as much in some time! The England - Italy match was also fun, but not in the same way. I enjoyed Italy occasionally sticking it to the man, but they - as ever - were never really in the match.