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BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018

Nigel Parsons 05 Feb 18 - 04:04 AM
David C. Carter 05 Feb 18 - 06:19 AM
Georgiansilver 05 Feb 18 - 06:29 AM
MikeL2 05 Feb 18 - 09:08 AM
Nigel Parsons 05 Feb 18 - 09:33 AM
Raggytash 05 Feb 18 - 10:32 AM
Tattie Bogle 06 Feb 18 - 04:04 PM
MikeL2 12 Feb 18 - 03:00 PM
Nigel Parsons 13 Feb 18 - 07:30 AM
MikeL2 13 Feb 18 - 09:08 AM
Tattie Bogle 13 Feb 18 - 04:23 PM
Mick Lowe 13 Feb 18 - 10:18 PM
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Subject: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 04:04 AM

A good first weekend of this annual competition.

Wales 34 - Scotland 7
France 13 - Ireland 15
Italy 15 - England 46

Two clear-cut wins, and Ireland scrape home in the dying minutes of the game.

Next weekend sees
Ireland v Italy
England v Wales
Scotland v France.


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: David C. Carter
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 06:19 AM

Go Ireland!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 06:29 AM

Look forward to this every year. Played it myself many years ago but nowhere near 'England' standard. Just love to watch the competition and the memories live on in me. My highest level... played for county police team.


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: MikeL2
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 09:08 AM

Hi

I watched the games at the week-end.

There was ( tom ) a surprise as the Scottish team was overwhelmed by a supposed weakened Wales.

Ireland France was very close and either team could have won.

England beat Italy as expected but I think that the score was a little unflattering ti Italy . For three quarters of the game they were giving England a tough time.

I used to play to a good standard many years ago. In that time the game has changed dramatically. I heard references during these games about new changes to the laws. I was not quite sure what they were. But that is no surprise in my 40 years playing I did not really know what the laws were. I just used to pay to the referees.

Good to watch though.

I think the games to come are going to be close with England probably being slight favorites....but keep your eyes on Ireland.

Cheers

MikeL2


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 09:33 AM

England didn't live up to the pundits expectations against Italy.
Scotland's expected resurgence didn't happen against Wales (or Wales were better than the pundits thought).
Wales away to England next week could be a turning point.

Wales probably have their two hardest games as away fixtures, but have the benefit of playing 3 at home and only 2 away.


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Raggytash
Date: 05 Feb 18 - 10:32 AM

I watched the France V Ireland game in my local out here on the Connemara. There was one French couple in the bar with big smiles on their faces till that drop goal then the place erupted !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 06 Feb 18 - 04:04 PM

Diabolical for us here in Embra! Could it really be the same team that so nearly beat the All Blacks in November??
But well done, Ireland: keeps 2 chappies in our family happy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: MikeL2
Date: 12 Feb 18 - 03:00 PM

Hi

I watched all the games

England struggled to beat a Welsh side that troubled England towards the end. But for one amazing tackle they would have lost.

The Scotland France game was the best to watch. It swayed back and forth with Scotland deserving their close win.

Ireland had no problems with a poor Italian team.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 07:30 AM

MikeL2
Yes, a fair summary of the weekend.
Although I feel that there were a couple of other things which could have reversed the England/Wales result (or, if I'm fair, have increased England's win)

Time for a weekend break now before the next series of matches

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: MikeL2
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 09:08 AM

Hi Nigel

Thanks for your comments.

Yes there were ( for me anyway) a couple of decisions by the Referee that I didn't understand. And they could have gone either way.

But then I as have said previously I never fully understood all the laws in my playing days.

I felt, regardless of this England did just enough to scrape through.
I thought the Wales missed an opportunity to bring on their pacier players which they did towards the end, which created some panic in the England backs.

Cheers

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 04:23 PM

Was at the Scotland v France match: a real nail-biter! Well done Greig Laidlaw for his mighty kicking!
View somewhat compromised by the new generation of official merchandise supporters' pompom hats worn by the 2 young ladies in front of us: something like a high-rise tea-cosy - ill-fitting their heads and pompom just at my eyelevel!
Roll on England!


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Subject: RE: BS: Six Nations (Rugby) 2018
From: Mick Lowe
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 10:18 PM

I can't get here on tv in the US.. Gutted


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