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Poll: Six Nations competition
Wildwillie (IP Logged)
24 January, 2018 07:27

Who will win this year?

France
Italy
Scotland
England
Ireland
Wales
No outright winner.

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The 6 Nations is upon us. Fast Eddie says that England has no chance. Is he bluffing? Who do you fancy for the title? Will there be an outright winner? It is time to decide!



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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
24 January, 2018 08:10
There's always an outright winner these days. Do you mean a grand slam?



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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
GJD (IP Logged)
25 January, 2018 20:50
England to win it.

depth of players now is so good

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
JDH (IP Logged)
25 January, 2018 22:45
We will get to see a lot of new players in all the teams given the mounting injuries everyone has. Opportunities are there to be taken.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
26 January, 2018 09:00
Could be a bit of a lottery, with so many players injured. However Ireland are able to manage the gametime of their stars, so I think they will sneak it.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
31 January, 2018 18:01
England have yet another back-row absence - Zach Mercer has got weapons grade manful or similar and is out of contention for Sunday.
Team for Italy to be announced by Steady Eddie at 8.00 p.m.
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
03 February, 2018 19:26
I voted for Ireland and I now know they will walk it. Any team that can play so ordinarily in conditions that suit their play and win like they did today, will win easily. Sexton missed a relatively easy place kick then gets out of jail with a 45 metre drop goal 3 minutes into extra time to break French hearts.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
JDH (IP Logged)
04 February, 2018 20:30
Scots find there usual form.

 
Bobba
Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
Bobba (IP Logged)
05 February, 2018 00:06
Workmanlike performance by England against a spirited Italian side (apart from conceding two silly trys). England are going to be difficult to beat!

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
06 February, 2018 20:52
For me the key performance, or actually non-performance, this weekend was Scotland. Having made serious progress over the past three years, they got carried away under new coach Gregor Townsend, and over-reached themselves. A bit reminiscent of "Ally's army" football world cup team back in the day.
I don't think England or the All Blacks would have had the courage to try all-out attack from the start against Wales in the Principality, with the roof closed.
I would say 90% bad coaching and 10% bad play.
Italy look a better prospect to avoid the wooden spoon IMHO.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
08 February, 2018 18:40
I see steady Eddie is starting his mind games by suggesting Wales cannot live up to the expectations now placed upon them following the Scotland win. Wisely, Wales are not taking him on in this department.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
12 February, 2018 14:26
Wales have tried to use the TMO decision not to award them a try as an excuse for losing on Saturday. Here's Jeremy Guscott's take on it:

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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 19:46
So, World Rugby have announced that the TMO got it wrong when he disallowed Gareth Anscombe's 'try'.

For the record I agree with them,

But can anyone explain what the bloody hell they hoped to achieve by announcing this? All they've done is completely undermine the officials who have a tough enough job as it is.

Is there a rugby governing body anywhere in the world that isnt populated by f@#kwits?

 
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Albert Fishwick (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 20:55
Seems to be what they do these days after contentious decisions in big games (Joubert at the World Cup qv). I can only think that they hope we will be re-assured when they admit that refs are only human.



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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
Mark_C (IP Logged)
13 February, 2018 21:15
I saw it from three angles. From two of them it was a try. From one, less so. Does that class as 'reasonal doubt'?

These things even out, sooner in Wales's case, as they got a bonus point with a blatant forward pass the previous week.



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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 08:34
I guess so Albert.

Theres a super slow motion clip going around on twitter which appears to show the ball making contact with his fingers at the same time as his knee.

But, from the replays that the TMO saw, I'd have given it.

Just the way it goes, sometimes for you, sometimes against.

 
Bobba
Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
Bobba (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 10:37
From the video replays I would have said definitely not a try, but some photographer behind the line has produced a conclusive photo, as a result I now say "Try", most definitely. Well done that person!

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
yorkie ba (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 14:49
I say no try because it was Wales

 
haxbytyke
Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
Haxbytyke (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 18:25
There is also the possibility that Evans, the winger, was offside when the kick was made. That would have been the first thing checked by the Video ref in Super League.



COME ON LEEDS.
We've been through it all together.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
almostatyke (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 18:49
Good point, Hax, for all the controversy in RU and football about using new technology to assist referee decisions, RL started it first and seems to have got the best balance. Strangely, forward passes cannot be checked in RL, though I personally suspect that if you used, say Hawkeye, to check for forward passes about 50% of tries in both codes would be disallowed.

 
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Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
leemingtyke (IP Logged)
14 February, 2018 18:58
The forward pass law is a nightmare

 
John R
Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
John R (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 15:08
All the Sunday papers said England won, so we have to believe them.................

 
Grybz
Re: Poll: Six Nations competition
Grybz (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 20:40
I thought it was a try at the time, but I was always told the refs decision was final. Result stands and wales maintain their “plucky losers”title. More worrying was World Rugby saying that the TMO made a mistake, whether he did or not that is poor. But it deflects the blame from poor welsh decision making when they kept kicking for touch instead of kicking their penalties. Still think Underhills tackle was what won it for England, not the disallowed try.

More to the point of the thread, Ireland for the title and Italy for the wooden spoon (again)


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