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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 3rd Feb 18, 2:21 PM
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    6 Nations 2018
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    • 3rd Feb 18, 2:21 PM
    6 Nations 2018 3rd Feb 18 at 2:21 PM
    Well, today is the day!

    I have planned my diary very badly, will miss 2nd half of our match later as my brother's birthday meal is happening, got Christmas lunch which we couldn't have any earlier next week, so will miss the first half, and will miss the final day entirely as I will be in Krakow.

    Oh well, should be interesting season, enjoy everyone.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Feb 18, 9:49 AM
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    Great piece on Breakfast about Harry Walker celebrating his 103rd birthday. 9 caps for England and still going to watch Coventry Rugby Club.

    Bless him.
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    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 10th Feb 18, 3:23 PM
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    Bit one sided this Ireland match
    Being an Ireland fan however Iím not too concerned
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Feb 18, 3:48 PM
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    I!!!8217;m actually bored by this game, as it!!!8217;s too one-sided!

    At least Italy have stepped up at last. Nothing like they were last week, though.
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    • Oblivion
    • By Oblivion 10th Feb 18, 4:29 PM
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    Great result from Ireland, now let's see what England can do against Wales. Should be interesting. Pours another beer in anticipation
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    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 10th Feb 18, 6:42 PM
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    Amazing from Wales at the end. I thought they might do it too! I knew it wasn't going to be easy (it rarely is, as Wales always really go for it against England).

    Still... a win is a win (even if I have no fingernails left).
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
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    Oh, damn! I think Leigh Halfpenny would have made the crucial difference with all those penalties England gave away.
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    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 10th Feb 18, 7:15 PM
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    Indeed. It would have been interesting to see how it would have gone if both teams were at full strength. I know Wales had a lot of players out, and I know England had 5 out too.

    It was very gritty!
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    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 10th Feb 18, 7:18 PM
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    Oh, damn! I think Leigh Halfpenny would have made the crucial difference with all those penalties England gave away.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Before the first penatly was taken I thought Halfpenny could do it, but can Patchell and it was a no.
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Feb 18, 7:21 PM
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    I missed most of the match (things going on in real life that made me lose concentration ), so I only watched the first 20 minutes or so. England were 12-3 up at that time so no more points for England afterwards!
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Feb 18, 7:39 PM
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    I don!!!8217;t enjoy those kicking games, like ping pong, though.

    England or Ireland for championship?
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    • edmund_blackadder
    • By edmund_blackadder 10th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    I don!!!8217;t enjoy those kicking games, like ping pong, though.

    England or Ireland for championship?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    It's a difficult one. They've both had a close game with a marginal win. However Ireland snatched a win from the jaws of defeat, whereas England nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Anyway... Wales can still win as both England and Ireland have missed out on bonus points... and could again!
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    I don!!!8217;t enjoy those kicking games, like ping pong, though.

    England or Ireland for championship?
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    England didn't impress me last week and apparently struggled a bit today ... the England v Ireland match should be a good one ....
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 10th Feb 18, 9:22 PM
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    Was out for lunch, although I couldn't avoid the score after the second conversion as the TV was right in front of us as we were leaving the hotel! Spent the rest the afternoon avoiding anything that would give results, so have just watched it. Thought it was quite boring until Italy scored the first try breathing a bit of life into it.

    Great result, bar a very high scoring match tomorrow, we are top of the table for the start of next round. Even better though is the fact that we are able to show the talent which is knocking on the door, really good to see new names and know that the stalwarts of Johnny Sexton & Conor Murray will have safe hands following them.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 11th Feb 18, 5:31 PM
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    Well nobody posted about Scotland v France ....
    I slept all afternoon to wake up to the lovely fact that Scotland had won!
    32 - 26 was the final score .... Well done Scotland!
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 11th Feb 18, 6:08 PM
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    It was the best game of the weekend, Sleazy! Back and fore, anybody!!!8217;s until the end.

    Well done both sides.
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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 11th Feb 18, 8:46 PM
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    Only saw the first half as I had to go out. Was thoroughly enjoying it, so was really pleased that it was tightly fought match, Scotland were a completely different team to last week, 10 points down in first 9 minutes and they didn't lie down & die. Well done!
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 14th Feb 18, 9:02 AM
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    Well, well, well! The TMO decision has been declared wrong by the World Rugby board.

    What now?
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Feb 18, 8:58 AM
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    Six Nations 2018 again!
    Iíve even used advance search, but I cannot find the Thread! So Iím trying again. If it has been removed perhaps the team does not realise that rugby banter is just that and ends with a handshake. Unlike football, supporters have mixed seating, alcohol is sold and we applaud good moves by opposing teams.



    Anyway, France v Italy was good last night, with Italy holding them well in the first half.

    Wales will have a job this afternoon against Ireland, could go either way.

    Then how will resurgent Scotland do against England?

    Looking forward to a good afternoon.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 24th Feb 18, 9:43 AM
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    Just heard Chris Robshaw speaking -a great illustration of the camaraderie of rugby. He deplored the, unnamed coach, criticising opposition players and called it 'insulting'.

    John Barclay was equally complimentary of English players.
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 24th Feb 18, 9:49 AM
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    Thanks for finding the original thread Polly, and also for posting yesterday about France v Italy. I had forgotten that they were playing.

    Looking forward to the Calcutta Cup later if I'm not sleeping!
    Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.

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