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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 4th Feb 17, 10:40 AM
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    Six Nations 2017.
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    • 4th Feb 17, 10:40 AM
    Six Nations 2017. 4th Feb 17 at 10:40 AM
    Here we go again, folks!

    Good start today, with the England game actually available to those who can't, or won't, pay out for Sky!

    Scotland v Ireland to start, then England v France.

    We're up tomorrow, in Rome, wish we were there!
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    • gunsandbanjos
    • By gunsandbanjos 26th Feb 17, 6:37 PM
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    England embarrassed themselves there with the lack of knowledge of the rules!
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
    Bertrand Russell
    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 26th Feb 17, 7:35 PM
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    England embarrassed themselves there with the lack of knowledge of the rules!
    Originally posted by gunsandbanjos
    Maybe. But I'll take an embarrassing win above an non embarrassing loss.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 27th Feb 17, 8:42 AM
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    Oh Eddie Jones, such a good sport - not!

    'That was not rugby', referring to Italy, of course, and he said it twice. You had to work for it, rather than the easy walk you expected, but you won. Be a gentleman!
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 27th Feb 17, 2:49 PM
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    Oh Eddie Jones, such a good sport - not!

    'That was not rugby', referring to Italy, of course, and he said it twice. You had to work for it, rather than the easy walk you expected, but you won. Be a gentleman!
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Conor O'Shea's read the same rules as everyone else, he simply did a good job with the "what if we do this?", as long as it was within the rules, they played rugby!
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 5th Mar 17, 10:25 PM
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/39170280

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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 8:02 AM
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    Wow! What a game last night!!!

    Both teams, every man on that field played superbly and, until Dr. Roberts' try, it could have gone either way!

    Da iawn, bechgyn! Leaving Wales much relieved!
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 8:41 AM
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    Mike whatshisname on Breakfast has just opened his report with:

    'The title is England's for the taking today after Wales' defeat of Ireland last night.'

    And some wonder why the English are seen as arrogant!
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    • Twopints
    • By Twopints 11th Mar 17, 9:05 AM
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    It's not arrogance - he is factually correct. If England win today (or against Ireland), they are 6 Nations champions.

    Those that want to see arrogance will see it anywhere.
    Not even wrong
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 9:16 AM
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    It's not arrogance - he is factually correct. If England win today (or against Ireland), they are 6 Nations champions.

    Those that want to see arrogance will see it anywhere.
    Originally posted by Twopints


    Indeed he is correct and England will probably beat Scotland today. However, your key word is 'if', mine is 'probably'.

    The arrogance is in his opening remark and the assumption.

    Remember, it was Jonathan Davies' poor clearing kick which gave England last minute victory over Wales.
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    • Twopints
    • By Twopints 11th Mar 17, 9:51 AM
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    And now I have checked, it was not even factually correct. If Scotland win, then they can be champions by winning their last game
    Not even wrong
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 1:02 PM
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    Beautiful day in Rome. Should be a good afternoon's rugby.

    Martin Bayfield, Dallalgio and Scott Hastings have a more measured approach. Looking forward to it!
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    Well, that was a surprise! What happened to Scotland?

    Wish they'd played like that against us.

    Even hard to say how well, or not, England played as they had virtually no opposition.

    Where are all the rugby fans thus year?
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    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 11th Mar 17, 6:53 PM
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    That was much better from England. Scotland still have a great chance against Italy next week to get a decent place in the table.

    I know what you mean though, the forum seem generally quieter this year than other years.
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    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 11th Mar 17, 6:54 PM
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    Sobbing into my drink up here in Scotland

    Well done England though!
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 18th Mar 17, 5:17 PM
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    Blimey!!!!!!!
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 18th Mar 17, 5:20 PM
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    What a farce! 99 minutes game, almost 20 on a damn scrum!

    Neither side played well, in a mainly defensive game. However, why Barnes allowed that struggle at the line to continue I don't know. When it's clearly bogged down down over time, the ref usually blows up.

    And don't get me started on the 'head injury' substitution during that time.
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    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 18th Mar 17, 5:24 PM
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    Both teams didn't play great... but that was just weird! 100 minutes!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 18th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
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    What a farce! 99 minutes game, almost 20 on a damn scrum!

    Neither side played well, in a mainly defensive game. However, why Barnes allowed that struggle at the line to continue I don't know. When it's clearly bogged down down over time, the ref usually blows up.

    And don't get me started on the 'head injury' substitution during that time.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Agree - what a farce at the end .... leaves a lot of questions in my mind about some of the decisions ....
    • cbrown372
    • By cbrown372 18th Mar 17, 5:35 PM
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    I just watched the Scotland game, well done boys and what an emotional finish with Vern saying goodbye.
    Its not that we have more patience as we grow older, its just that we're too tired to care about all the pointless drama
    • colinw
    • By colinw 18th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    What a farce! 99 minutes game, almost 20 on a damn scrum!

    Neither side played well, in a mainly defensive game. However, why Barnes allowed that struggle at the line to continue I don't know. When it's clearly bogged down down over time, the ref usually blows up.

    And don't get me started on the 'head injury' substitution during that time.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    My friend was there he will be gutted
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